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FTC Halts Sales of Sensitive Location Data by X-Mode and Outlogic

The Federal Trade Commission has stepped in to ban X-Mode Social and its successor company Outlogic from sharing or selling sensitive location data. This is in a settlement of FTC allegations that the company sold location data that could be used to track, for example, visits to reproductive health clinics or domestic abuse shelters. This is the FTC’s first settlement with a data broker over the use of sensitive location information.

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80% of Organizations are Allocating Budget to Generative AI Marketing Initiatives

January 11, 2024

Eighty percent of organizations surveyed for the Capgemini Research Institute’s CMO Playbook series have either already allocated budget to integrating genAI into marketing, or plan to do so in the next six months. Sixty percent believe the potential benefits of the technology outweigh the risks. The survey also found a consensus that AI would supplement rather than replace human creativity.

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Ad Fontes Media Partners with The Trade Desk to Support Brand Safe Advertising

February 23, 2024

Ad Fontes Media, a company that rates news sites for reliability and bias, has announced the integration of its rating data with The Trade Desk’s programmatic advertising platform. This will allow the screening out of highly partisan, AI-generated and clickbait sites, preferentially serving ads to sites containing quality journalism. Directing ad spend to low quality sites not only wastes dollars and threatens brand safety but de-monetizes quality news operations.

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