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Behavioral Targeting. Issue Behavioral targeting provides advertising to Internet users based on Web surfing habits.
This ability has enormous benefits to both advertisers and consumers, but has received a fair amount of attention from state and federal legislators because of perceived threats to consumer privacy. Proposed bills in Congress and state legislatures would require that consumers receive notice of behavioral tracking and mandate data deletion and the ability to opt-out of all tracking. Additionally, the Federal Trade Commission has proposed a set of self-regulation guidelines for companies who use behavioral advertising. » Your iPhone Is Tracking You.
It turns out the iPhone may be a little sneakier than you thought.
According to security researchers, the phone keeps track of everywhere you go, and it then saves the information in a file on the iPhone and on the owner’s computer when the two are synced. This story was first reported by The Guardian (read the original story by clicking here), and it is now sweeping through across the Internet. In the story, the researchers claim the data files stored by the phone record the device’s latitude and longitude along with a timestamp. They also say the recording seems to have begun with Apple’s iOS 4 update, which was released in June 2010. Using a simple computer program, anyone who gained access to the phone would be able to find out where the device had been. What Do Behavioral Targeters Know About You?: Tech News and Analysis « Privacy Lawsuits Increase in 2010 Due to Online Behavioral Tracking. Privacy Lawsuits Increase in 2010 Due to Online Behavioral Tracking Boca Raton, Fla. – January 25, 2011 – According to the Information Law Group, which concentrates on legal issues around privacy, data security, information technology and e-commerce, 2010 was a banner year for privacy-related lawsuits.
: Behavioral Advertising : Legal Bytes. The Adword Lawsuit.
Data dredging. Lawsuit: Ad Network Could Be Tracking You With HTML5. Do Not Track Me! Stop Online Ad Tracking. Cookies are small bits of information that websites store on your computer to track the places you have visited on the Web.
They help sites create advertisements targeted for a specific customer, which ad network tracking specialists say increases the effectiveness of the advertisements. Have you ever noticed an Internet advertisement for a product you just searched for? Add 'do not track' to Firefox, IE, Google Chrome. The Federal Trade Commission recently announced its intention to promote the addition of a "do not track" mechanism in Web browsers.
FTC Chairman Jon Lebowitz said the agency would offer "best practices" to browser makers, according to Declan McCullagh's Politics and Law blog, but wouldn't seek legislation mandating the feature, which likely made browser developers breathe easier. With just a little effort, you can set Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome to clear out and block the cookies most online ad networks and other Web trackers rely on to build their valuable user profiles. Affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing overlaps with other Internet marketing methods to some degree, because affiliates often use regular advertising methods.
Those methods include organic search engine optimization (SEO), paid search engine marketing (PPC - Pay Per Click), e-mail marketing, content marketing and in some sense display advertising. On the other hand, affiliates sometimes use less orthodox techniques, such as publishing reviews of products or services offered by a partner. Affiliate marketing is commonly confused with referral marketing, as both forms of marketing use third parties to drive sales to the retailer. However, both are distinct forms of marketing and the main difference between them is that affiliate marketing relies purely on financial motivations to drive sales while referral marketing relies on trust and personal relationships to drive sales.
History Origin Cybererotica was among the early innovators in affiliate marketing with a cost per click program. Matthijs R. Koot's notebook: 1 Database Containing 35.000.000 Google Profiles. Implications? UPDATE 2012-02-16: raver1975 released a SQL database w/35M Google Profiles as .torrent on The Pirate Bay.
UPDATE 2011-06-10: Central question in the Google discussion is whether mass-aggregation of profile data by unknown third parties is considered acceptable. Ghostery. Redpoint Ventures. Redpoint Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on investments in early stage technology companies.
The firm's partners include Allen Beasley, Jeff Brody, Satish Dharmaraj, Tom Dyal, Tim Haley, Brad Jones, Nety Krishna, Chris Moore, Lars Pedersen, Scott Raney, John Walecka, Geoff Yang, Marjorie Yang, David Yuan and Vivian Yuan. The founders of Redpoint Ventures have been involved with successful investments including Foundry, Juniper Networks, 9flats, Netflix and Right Media. History The firm was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, with offices in Los Angeles and Shanghai.
The firm manages $2.4 billion of capital and invests across early and early-growth stages. Current Investments 2012 investments include Goko and Open English. References External links
Information Awareness Office. Total Information Awareness (TIA) was a program of the US Information Awareness Office. It was operated from February until May 2003, before being renamed as the Terrorism Information Awareness Program. Based on the concept of predictive policing, TIA aimed to gather detailed information about individuals in order to anticipate and prevent crimes before they are committed. As part of efforts to win the War on Terror, the program searched for all sorts of personal information in the hunt for terrorists around the globe. According to Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), TIA was the "biggest surveillance program in the history of the United States". The program was suspended in late 2003 by the United States Congress after media reports criticized the government for attempting to establish "Total Information Awareness" over all citizens. History Early developments Congressional restrictions Mission 1.
Advertising - Firms Track and Sell Data on All Your Web Clicks. The Web’s New Gold Mine: Your Secrets. The news behind the news. ADVISE. ADVISE (Analysis, Dissemination, Visualization, Insight, and Semantic Enhancement) is a research and development program within the United States Department of Homeland Security Threat and Vulnerability Testing and Assessment (TVTA) portfolio. NY Times on Online Data Collection and Sharing. Named entity recognition. Information extraction. Web scraping. Data Extraction & Page Scraping.