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APPLE IOS 14 prompts fears of big ad revenue drop

A new privacy feature in Apple’s pending update has online publishers and mobile ad companies worried vast numbers of users will opt to block ads. iOS 14 has a pop-up notifying users when an app wants to track them, and requires their opt-in to allow it.

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PRIVITAR survey: 78% of consumers concerned about protecting personal data

September 1, 2020

Consumers are concerned, confused and apprehensive about how businesses use their data, according to the 2020 Consumer Trust and Data Privacy Report released by Privitar. Citing a need for businesses to take a leadership role and build brand loyalty by protecting customers, Privitar’s announcement indicates that nearly half surveyed said they would not share sensitive data; a third said they did not read privacy notices; and as few as 21% said they would be willing share health data for contract tracing purposes because of privacy concerns.

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Grammarly Raises $200 Million to Help People Write Better

November 24, 2021

If robots wrote the news, would they write about other robots?  I ask because there’s been a suspicious burst of items about AI-powered writing tools, just when live journalists might have set things on autopilot so they could sneak out early for the holiday.  Top of the list: writing-suggestion platform Grammarly just raised $200 million at a $13 billion valuation, doubling total funding to $400 million.

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