California’s Consumer Privacy Act has taken effect, bringing GDPR-like data protections to the US

Data privacy: Ever since the EU passed its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), privacy advocates in the US have asked their own politicians to pass similarly-comprehensive legislation. Though federal laws of that nature are still a ways off (if they come about at all), California has heard the call and Continue Reading

Travelex offline after ‘software virus’ attack – Security – Finance- Tempemail

Global forex giant Travelex has suffered what it is calling a “software virus” infection, forcing the company to take its IT systems offline during the busy holiday period. Travelex confirmed a virus was discovered on New Year’s Eve, which it said had compromised some of its services. While Travelex did not specify Continue Reading

Google’s AI can reportedly detect breast cancer more accurately than medical professionals

In brief: Over the past year or so, we’ve seen quite a few impressive advancements in the realm of health-related AI technology. Some AIs have proven capable of detecting heart conditions early, or even diagnosing ocular diseases with the accuracy of world-leading doctors. Now, Google is using AI to tackle Continue Reading

Landry’s Restaurant Chain Suffers Payment Card Theft Via PoS Malware – Tempemail

Landry’s, a popular restaurant chain in the United States, has announced a malware attack on its point of sale (POS) systems that allowed cybercriminals to steal customers’ payment card information. Landry’s owns and operates more than 600 bars, restaurants, hotels, casinos, food and beverage outlets with over 60 different brands Continue Reading

This robovac doubles as a mobile surveillance system for your home

In a nutshell: The obvious shortcoming? Well, you’re inviting a roving camera into your home meaning privacy is going to be a concern for some potential buyers. There’s also the $799 price tag although really, that’s in line with some of its competitors already on the market. Autonomous robotic vacuums Continue Reading

TikTok releases its first transparency report with no mention of China

In context: In its first transparency report, TikTok revealed that the two countries where most of its users are located account for most of the information and takedown requests it received throughout the first half of 2019. Notably absent from the analysis is China, the place where owner ByteDance operates Continue Reading

Cadent acquires ID-provider 4Info to spur growth in advanced TV- Tempemail

Cadent is preparing for a future of multi-screen TV watching by acquiring 4Info, a company that helps advertisers identify and connect users across their devices. Cadent, a demand-side platform focused on advanced TV, targeted 4Info for its audience graph, which claims to help national advertisers manage frequency across all forms Continue Reading

Agency restructuring and economic fears drive down 2019 M&A activity- Tempemail

The marketing services industry saw mergers and acquisitions (M&A) decline by nearly $5bn in 2019 thanks to global trade tensions and agency restructuring. According to consulting firm R3, global M&A deals totaled $27.7bn last year. North American companies were the biggest spenders at $19.9bn, but trade worries and regulatory scrutiny Continue Reading