Google freshly appointed Chief Privacy Officer Keith Enright wrote this week “Now, more than any other time I have worked in this field, there is real momentum to develop baseline rules of the road for data protection”, and then he added “Google welcomes this and supports comprehensive, baseline privacy regulation”. So it seems Big G […]
Politicians questioning big tech companies business practices is becoming a wider practice recently. Not surprisingly the top raised question rounds around the same ‘topic’: has consent been acquired from users and if yes was it legitimate? We should praise politicians for questioning it but we should rather ask ourselves “why have we not checked ourselves” […]
Interestingly enough we head to another US Congress hearing (Sept 26, 2018) focused on how companies use commercially personal data and in addition to the usual suspects invited to testify (Facebook, Google and Twitter) we now have newcomers (Amazon , AT&T and Apple) also invited to explain how they collect and use people data. Seems […]
ErnieApp has presented to the IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks a novel in-network adblock detection technique based on Machine Learning. The rise of adblockers is creating lots of concerns to the online content publishing industry, as it severely affects the possibility to offer free-content to end-users […]
Amazon it’s showing that it’s possible to create an ecosystem from scratch and drive partners sign up at the speed of light when it’s about real value creation and their Alexa seems to score a great success with consumers around the world. One question we should pose ourselves though is whereby the speed at which […]
Congress isn’t done with Silicon Valley yet. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is set to hold a hearing on Sept. 26 called “Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy.” “This hearing will provide leading technology companies and internet service providers an opportunity to explain their approaches to privacy, how they plan to address […]
Facebook and Twitter executives plan to defend their companies in two congressional hearings, arguing they are aggressively trying to root out foreign actors who want to do the United States harm just weeks before the midterm elections. Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey will also face angry Republicans who claim the companies have shown evidence of bias […]
Isabella De Michelis presents ErnieApp at Data Transparency Lab 2017.
It’s a giant in online search, has also built smart speakers and a voice-activated personal assistant, and is testing a driverless car. But it’s not based in Silicon Valley – it’s Russian. Earlier this year, I climbed into a self-driving car for the first time. I was one of hundreds who had waited patiently for […]
Apple is getting serious on GDPR implementation by developers. Full article published on Compliance Junction and available here.