Is online advertising about to crash, just like the property market did in 2008? | Social media

Here’s a disturbing thought for those of us who are critics of the tech industry: are we unduly credulous about the capabilities of the technology as extolled by the companies and their paid evangelists? Did clever exploitation of social media really lead to the election of Trump and the Brexit Continue Reading

UK social media influencers warned over ad rules breaches | Advertising Standards Authority- Tempemail

The UK advertising watchdog has warned social media influencers that they face being named and shamed, after a spot check of posts found widespread flouting of advertising rules. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) monitored the Instagram accounts of 122 UK-based influencers over a three-week period last September, which involved assessing Continue Reading

Digital Advertising Ready to Take-Off in South Africa – Tempemail

Advertising is big business. Ever since the first banner ad way back in 1994, we’ve been consuming this digital content on almost every major platform we use, seeing countless images and videos throughout the average workday. It’s also worth noting that digital advertising spend is on the up constantly, too. Continue Reading

Google announces plan to tackle privacy issues in online advertising | Google

Google has announced a plan to tackle privacy issues in online advertising, as the company attempts to chart a middle ground between Apple’s privacy-first approach and the needs of advertisers – including itself. Google will use AI to bundle an individual user with similar visitors in an attempt to convince Continue Reading

Tech giants may face billions of pounds in fines from new UK watchdog | Business- Tempemail

The UK’s new tech regulator should have the power to fine Google, Facebook and other tech giants billions of pounds if they fail to stick to a new code of conduct, according to the competition regulator. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which will host the new dedicated Digital Markets Continue Reading

Facebook to remove false claims about Covid vaccines | Technology

Facebook is to begin removing false claims about Covid vaccines, the company has announced, as the UK prepares to roll out the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. It is the strongest move yet by Facebook to prevent its platform from being used to promote anti-vaccination rhetoric. The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid jab is an mRNA Continue Reading

Apple accuses Facebook of ‘disregard for user privacy’ | Technology

Apple has criticised Facebook for trying to “collect as much data as possible” from users, saying it will push ahead with its planned launch of a new privacy feature despite objections from the advertising industry. The company’s director of global privacy, Jane Horvath, made the criticism in a letter to Continue Reading

Instagram to crack down on ‘hidden advertising’ in UK | Technology

Facebook-owned Instagram is to crackdown on social media influencers and celebrities who make posts without telling followers when they have been paid to do so, following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority. The CMA said it has been investigating the issue of “hidden advertising” by social media influencers Continue Reading

Dying swan or lame duck? Why ‘Fatima’, the ballerina’s next job was tripping up the government | Stage

Name: Fatima. Age: Early 20s. Occupation: Ballet dancer, for now. That sounds ominous. That’s because Fatima might not be a ballet dancer for much longer. God, why not? Will she be OK? She’ll be fine, because Fatima’s next job could be in cyber. What? What do you mean could be? Continue Reading

Even die-hard fans must be wondering if Tesla stock is moving too fast | Nils Pratley | Technology

You have to admire Elon Musk’s stage management. On Monday, the Tesla founder delivered a crowd-pleasing five-for-one stock split, transforming a $2,300 share price into a smaller figure to make ownership “more accessible”. The economic effect of the change was precisely zero – investors just got four additional shares for Continue Reading