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Children’s Privacy: Life360 reported to be selling, not securing data of tens of millions of kids and families

The family safety app used globally by 33 million people to track their children’s movements via cellphone, is in fact selling that data to more than a dozen data brokers according to former employees as reported by The Markup.

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In Brief: Tim Berners-Lee sets out to reshape the Web (that he created) with new company, Inrupt which has just raised $30 million in Series A

December 14, 2021

The Inrupt platform is intended to give individual consumers the ability to store and control their data via what the company calls Personal Online Datastores (PODs), which will connect with decentralized applications and allow users to decouple their data at will. This fully open and collective web (aka Web3) proposes a way to a new internet era including adaptation to regulatory controls.

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Two-Thirds of Companies Plan More Customer Data Use: Treasure Data Report

January 28, 2022

Is there anything more fascinating than other companies’ customer data strategies, Dear Reader?  I thought not.  Here’s a Treasure Data study on that very topic.  Random factoids: data silos are a more common problem (34%) than data quality (24%); data and IT departments are responsible for customer data strategy at 49% of companies, while marketing is responsible at 11%.; 63% of companies plan to expand use of customer data.

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