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Privacy Vendors Warn Against Backdoor Access to Encrypted Messages

We see plenty of privacy stories but the editor of our Privacy Newsletter has dibs on all the good stuff. I did snag this report about ProtonMail and other privacy-first app vendors warning that the European Union Council seems disposed towards requiring “backdoor” access to encrypted messages.  The goal is to help law enforcement but there’s no real way to keep backdoors safe from unauthorized use.

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Reltio Offers Free Identity Matching Service

January 28, 2021

This isn’t quite a privacy item, but identity management is closely related.  On that front, Master Data Management vendor and borderline CDP Reltio has launched a free cloud-based identity resolution service.  Users can upload lists of names which the system will clean, store, and compare with previously-loaded names to flag potential matches for manual review.  The system will remember past matches so each user builds an expanded identity graph over time.

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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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