Facebook’s new ad wants you to forget about that whole subverting democracy thing

This time, it will be different. This time, and I know you’ve heard this before, but this time Facebook’s really going to change.  Yes, I know the company allowed third-party apps to scrape your data, and yes it allowed Russian trolls to foment race-based violence on its platform, but that’s not who Facebook really is. […]

Here are some more misconceptions about GDPR

There’s certainly no shortage of them for the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation. The post Here are some more misconceptions about GDPR appeared first on Marketing Land. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Zuckerberg doesn’t want to talk about changing the business model

Facebook is testifying once again before congress about the Cambridge Analytica debacle and Facebook’s privacy policy in general. One representative in particular nailed down Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s position on many subjects. The U.S. Representative for California’s 18th congressional district Anna Eshoo started by setting the tone. “First, I believe that our democratic institutions are undergoing a stress […]

Instagram will let you download your content after criticism about portability

Yesterday we reported that Instagram lacked data portability, knocking the app for the absence of an equivalent to Facebook’s Download Your Information too. Now an Instagram spokesperson tells me “We are building a new data portability tool. You’ll soon be able to download a copy of what you’ve shared on Instagram, including your photos, videos […]

4 Boxes to Check Before You Think About Scaling Your Online Ads

What separates us from other savage beasts is our ability to plan for the future. (That being said, a staggering number of humans have consumed Tide pods; whether or not you think our species is special is kind of up to you.) The problem with planning is that we live in a world where gratification […]

3 False Beliefs about Conversational Copywriting that Make Me Want to Scream

Before I get into what makes me scream, shout, and reach for hard objects to throw, let me be clear about my definition of “conversational copywriting.” It’s a way of writing sales copy that sounds like one friend enthusiastically selling something to another friend. Conversational copywriting is still about selling … but in a way […]

Indonesia has no qualms about blocking Facebook amid privacy issues

As governments kindly ask Facebook to please explain itself following that data scandal, Indonesia isn’t up for compromise. According to a Bloomberg report, the country’s communications minister Rudiantara has threatened to shut down access to the platform if there’s evidence of personal data being harvested, or if it’s being used to influence Indonesia’s upcoming elections. […]

Yes You Can Earn an Independent Living Doing Something You Care About

Are you struggling to stay motivated in your business? Are you doubting your chops as an entrepreneur? Do you need a reminder of why you got into the game in the first place? You need a REBOOT, a reminder about what’s actually possible in modern small business. It’s common to lose vision, motivation and perspective, […]

What’s different about digital marketing in the cannabis industry?

Contributor Brett Middleton explores the current challenges and opportunities facing this budding industry, given the differences in local, state and federal regulations across the US. The post What’s different about digital marketing in the cannabis industry? appeared first on Marketing… Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies […]

Facebook was warned about app permissions in 2011

Who’s to blame for the leaking of 50 million Facebook users’ data? Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke several days of silence in the face of a raging privacy storm to go on CNN this week to say he was sorry. He also admitted the company had made mistakes; said it had breached the […]