You Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook. – WSJ

Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps, including when they want to work on their belly fat or the price of the house they checked out last weekend. Other apps know users’ body weight, blood pressure, menstrual cycles or pregnancy status. Unbeknown to most people, in many cases that data is […]

Plan to Fix Journalism With Cryptocurrency Draws Skepticism – WSJ

The Civil Media Co. bills itself as a solution to some pressing problems in modern journalism, pitching a new cryptocurrency that would help news consumers support quality information and weed out bad actors. So far, the effort isn’t going smoothly. Consumer demand for the new so-called token that the company is selling has been weak […]

The Race Is On to Challenge Google-Facebook ‘Duopoly’ in Digital Advertising – WSJ

The U.S. digital ad market grew by nearly $12 billion last year, with Google and Facebook collecting 77 cents of each new dollar spent, according to eMarketer. Peter and Maria Hoey June 19, 2017 5:30 a.m. ET Facebook Inc. FB -2.59% and Alphabet Inc.’s GOOGL -0.02% Google tower so far above the rest of the […]

Criteo’s Shares Plummet on Revenue Forecast – WSJ

Criteo shares plummeted Thursday after the company said a recent move by Apple Inc. to strengthen its ad tracker prevention is going to negatively affect Criteo’s revenue more than anticipated. Shares were down 26% shortly before 2 p.m. in New York. Criteo had been utilizing a workaround to Apple’s feature called Intelligent Tracking Prevention, which rolled […]