FTC Slaps Zoom’s Wrist for Security Failures

Today’s Golden Denture Award for toothless regulation goes to the Federal Trade Commission for not fining Zoom after discovering Zoom didn’t offer end-to-end encryption as promised during the early stages of the current pandemic. The FTC did require that Zoom promise to try harder with steps including an annual risk assessment, vulnerability management program, and blocking use of security credentials it knows have been compromised. My kitten has a sharper bite.

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Demandbase Integrates Engagio to Create Demandbase One

November 12, 2020

Account Based Marketing vendor Demandbase has integrated its Engagio acquisition to create Demandbase One. Demandbase worked primarily with second and third party data for advertising and Web site personalization, while Engagio worked with first party data for email and orchestration. Scope expansion is all the rage among ABM vendors: you’ll recall that Terminus bought GrowFlare earlier this week and ZoomInfo bought EverString the week before.

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Why de-Indentifying journalistic sources matter

November 10, 2020

Journalists today have vast amounts of data sources to draw from. With that comes responsibility to handle personal information appropriately, and when necessary to anonymize or shield it – and to make sure it can’t be re-identified. First is to determine which data is most important to protect then determine which methods to use. This can include de-identification, pseudonymization, data aggregation, data redaction, and adding statistical noise.

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Amazon Offers More Options for Creating Brand-Tailored Coupons

April 12, 2024

Discounts are becoming ever more important in the digital commerce space and Amazon has responded by enabling the creation of percentage or flat-rate discount coupons for tailored audiences. Brands will be able to target repeat customers, high-spend customers, recent customers or cart-abandoners. Additional audiences, such as promising customers and at-risk customers will be available in the U.S. only.

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