Our Phones, Our Computers, Ourselves: What Our Devices Know About Us

Posted Posted in Mobile Ecosystem, Privacy

Consumers live multi-device lifestyles, and decide many times a day which device to use for specific digital tasks. Understanding this “allocation” of activities provides insights into consumers, and guides strategies for connecting with them more effectively. Obviously smartphones use has been growing for many years, but there is still more room for expansion.  Statcounter reports […]

From Facebook to Google to Microsoft, tech CEOs emphasize responsibility

Posted Posted in Internet Economics, Mobile Ecosystem

A trending topic at the Facebook, Google and Microsoft developer conferences this month has been responsibility. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg barely had time to update his status after testifying on Capitol Hill about privacy and security on the social media site before the company’s conference May 1 and 2. Facebook has come under intense scrutiny […]

Verizon Drops Out Of Coalition Opposing California Privacy Proposal

Posted Posted in Internet Economics, Mobile Ecosystem

Verizon is following Facebook in dropping out of a coalition opposing a sweeping California ballot proposal aimed at enhancing privacy rights. “Verizon has decided not to continue with the coalition so that we can focus our efforts on creating a national framework for privacy and related issues — and not a state-by-state approach,” a spokesman says. Full article […]

WhatsApp sharing user data with Facebook would be illegal, rules ICO

Posted Posted in Mobile Ecosystem, Privacy

The UK’s data protection watchdog has concluded that WhatsApp’s sharing of user data with its parent company Facebook would have been illegal. The messaging app was forced to pause sharing of personal data with Facebook in November 2016, after the Information Commissioner’s Office said it had cause for concern. The ICO opened a full investigation […]