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In Brief: Facebook [Meta] may use accelerometer data to circumvent new Apple privacy protections

Despite Apple’s best efforts, Facebook may have found a work-around – by using the iPhone’s accelerometer (which, among other things, tells apps if you’re moving and adjusts your screen orientation). Users can’t currently turn this off, so no recourse short of a Facebook [Meta] app delete.

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Children’s Privacy: Children are increasingly a target for identity fraud; cost to rectify is substantial for families – in dollars and time

November 9, 2021

Kids are an easy target for identity fraud and are increasingly being targeted by criminals, according to Javelin Strategy, which found that 1 in 50 children were victims. Cost on average to families when a child is hit is $1,000+. In the past year, losses for this type of ID fraud totaled $918 million, and the study found that 73% of the perpetrators were people the children knew.

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Retail Rocket Raises $24 Million and Buys Sailplay to Enter U.S. Market

July 6, 2022

Netherlands-based retention management platform Retail Rocket just raised a $24 Million Series A, and immediately spent some of it to buy Sailplay, a New York-based marketing automation vendor that will grow its U.S. presence.  Retail Rocket builds unified customer profiles in a module it charmingly calls Data Warehouse, and has other modules for AI-driven personalization, segmentation, and campaign management.  The company has more than 1,000 global clients across Europe and South America.

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