Relationship at risk? Americans not so in love with their cars

Being spied on and having private moments shared isn’t good for relationships – turns out this is true even when the wrongdoer is your car. Following on Mozilla’s recent study that revealed that car companies are dismal at protecting privacy (flagrantly ignoring it, in fact), Kapersky, a cybersecurity company surveyed 2,000 Americans and found 72% quite uncomfortable with automakers sharing their data with third parties. However, surprisingly less than half surveyed expressed concern that the cars have the ability to collect the data in the first place.

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Tech industry advocacy group NetChoice won a legal stay of Ohio’s Parental Notification by Social Media Operators Act, a parental consent law that would have taken effect this week. The legislation required social media platforms to obtain consent from parents of children under age 16 for creating new accounts. NetChoice has been fighting this type of law across the US, despite research indicating social media use as a risk to children’s mental health. Is good mental health overrated?

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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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