The Rise of the Publishing Platform Specialist | WSJ

The Rise of the Publishing Platform Specialist; Jack Marshall; In The Wall Street Journal (WSJ); 2016-03-25.
Teaser: Publications are hiring a point person to coordinate with new platforms like Facebook Instant Articles and Snapchat Discover

Mentions

  • Exemplars
  • Condé Nast International
  • Previously (Vox Hires Choire Sicha)
    • Choire Sicha
    • Vox Media
    • Melissa Bell, vice president for growth and co-founder of Vox.com, Vox Media

Quoted

  • Wolfgang Blau, chief digital officer, Condé Nast International.

Previously

Election Tech: Big data proves that America is a purple country | Tech Republic

Election Tech: Big data proves that America is a purple country; In TechRepublic; 2016-03-11.
Teaser: Big data in the 2016 campaign is granular and specific. L2 Political explains exactly what campaigns know about you.

tl;dr → an ad for a. L2 Political

Mentions

  • Formats
    • on a map
    • CSV
    • FTP
    • API
  • Schema
    • [voter] name
    • age
    • party ID
    • gender
    • complex voting history
    • address.
  • History
    • L2 started in 1975
    • Originally named ‘Labels & Lists’
    • in Washington state,
  • Promotion
    partners in action

    • HaystaqDNA
      built the models for Obama for America.
    • LiveRamp
      attaches cookies & device identifiers to the voter rolls

Quoted

  • Paul Westcott, Director of Communications, L2

Previously

FTC Warns App Developers Over Use of Audio Tracking Code | Some Blog

FTC Warns Android App Developers About Use of Audio-Tracking Code Some individuals using the self-asserted identity tokens: manishs, Trailrunner7; In Slashdot; 2016-03-18.

Original Sources

Monger.

Mentions

  • SilverPush

How your mouse movements can be used to track you on the Tor network | ZDNet

How your mouse movements can be used to track you on the Tor network; ; In ZDNet; 2016-03-10.
Teaser: Your own fingers may be betray you on the Tor network thanks to a new tracking technique.

tl;dr → Guy QAs some browsers; mouse movements are uniqueable via getClientRects, cut & paste of the Motherboard

Original Sources

Mentions

Demonstrators

The Economy Isn’t A Machine. It’s Organic and Constantly Evolving | W. Brian Arthur

W. Brian Arthur; The Economy Isn’t A Machine. It’s Organic and Constantly Evolving.; In Evonomics; 2014-10-31
Teaser: The origins of complexity economics

W. Brian Arthur is an External Economics Professor at the Santa Fe Institute and a Visiting Researcher at PARC in California. Formerly at Stanford, he is the recipient of the inaugural Lagrange Prize in Complexity Science and the Schumpeter Prize in Economics.

Complexity and the Economy; Oxford University Press; 2014-10-31; 240 pages; kindle: $20, paper: 31+SHT.

Original Sources

W. Brian Arthur; Economic complexity: A different way to look at the economy; On Their Blog, On Medium; 2014-10-31.
W. Brian Arthur is an External Professor, Santa Fe Institute; Visiting Researcher, Palo Alto Research Center

Adobe has figured out a clever way to track people as they switch between devices | Business Insider

Adobe has figured out a clever way to track people as they switch between devices; ; In Business Insider; 2016-03-22.

tl;dr → cut & paste of an Adobe press release.

Original Sources

Mentions

  •  Cross-Device “co op”
  • Old Schemes
    • cookies
    • IP addresses
    • probabilistic
  • New Scheme
    • deterministic (via email address, hashed)
      “cryptographically hashed login IDs and HTTP header”
  • Something about a consumer opt-out
    • <quote>All co-op members are required to link to an Adobe-created centralized privacy tool</quote>
    • Opt-out is stored in a cookie on the consumer’s device.
    • Similar: TRUSTe.
  • Something about air cover from Future of Privacy Forum (FPF).

Quoted

  • Asa Whillock, principal product manager, Adobe Marketing Cloud, Adobe Inc.

Referenced

Facebook Will Make Instant Articles Available to All Publishers on 2016-04-12 | WSJ

Facebook Will Make Instant Articles Available to All Publishers; Lukas I. Alpert; In The Wall Street Journal; (WSJ); 2016-02-17.
Teaser: As of April 12, almost a year after launch, any publisher can host content directly on the social media site

Original Sources

Mentions

FCC proposes stricter privacy rules for Internet service providers | C|Net

FCC proposes stricter privacy rules for Internet service providers; ; In C|Net; 2016-03-10.
Teaser: The new rules would ensure your broadband or wireless service provider couldn’t share your personal data with marketers without permission.

tl;dr → <quote>Chairman Tom Wheeler circulated his proposal among the other four FCC commissioners on Thursday. He expects the entire FCC to vote to open the proposal for public comment at its meeting on March 31. Actual rules would likely be voted on later this year after the comment period ends. </quote>

Original Sources

It’s Your Data: Empowering Consumers to Protect Online Privacy; Tom Wheeler; In The Huffington Post; 2016-03-10.
Tom Wheeler
is Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Mentions

Quoted

  • Bob Quinn, senior vice president of federal regulatory affairs, AT&T’s