By: Jeff Chester | Jun 13 2017
The new report by Cracked Labs titled "Corporate Surveillance in Everyday Life" with contributions by CDD's Katharina Kopp, provides a powerful overview of the commercial surveillance infastructure, key players and trends.
The report is available as a ten-part overview online and as a free, detailed 93-page PDF.
By: Katharina Kopp | May 31 2017
By: Jeff Chester | Apr 3 2017
President Trump has killed the first real protections for commercial privacy that Americans have online. Phone and cable giants, allied with the GOP Congressional majority, have just voted to overturn the historic consumer-data safeguards adopted last year by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). AT&T, Comcast, Verizon—the country’s dominant providers of high speed broadband—along with industry and Congressional GOP allies, intensely opposed the new FCC rule. Why?
By: Jeff Chester | Mar 30 2017
CDD Executive Director, Jeff Chester speaks on Congress’ dismantling of the FCC Privacy Rule with CNN’s Jake Tapper on March 29th, 2017.
By: Jeff Chester | Mar 23 2017
Americans lost a crucial right today as the GOP-controlled Senate voted to overturn the only federal protection that could have protected their privacy online. This is a key victory for lobbyists from the ISP monopolies, such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon. These companies have built a “Big Data" business model to track—and profit from—our every move online. Today, Americans who use personal computers, mobile phones and other online devices are the victims of continuous monitoring of their digital activities.
By: Jeff Chester | Mar 21 2017
Young people are growing up in a digital world of constant connectivity – engaging 24/7 through social media, mobile devices, gaming platforms, and video streaming channels. While offering important opportunities for youth to express their creativity, explore and learn, interact with their peers, and participate in civic discourse, contemporary digital media can also pose threats to their privacy and can negatively impact their development. Children and teens spend or influence an estimated $1.2 trillion a year worldwide.
By: Jeff Chester | Mar 16 2017
By: Staff | Mar 15 2017
NYIAX aims to transform ad inventory into standardized and durable securities.
A blockchain-enabled media trading platform running in the cloud and powered by Nasdaq.
By: Staff | Mar 10 2017
As marketers think about reaching their audiences at the right moment with the right message, music streaming offers a powerful channel to seamlessly activate CRM data and engage customers during high-impact moments. Today at RampUp 2017, Spotify and LiveRamp™, an Acxiom® company, are partnering to enable marketers in the U.S.
By: Staff | Mar 8 2017
Today in the over-the-top (OTT) world, broadcasters and OTT service providers have few insights into what their viewers’ consumption habits are. Insights are key to making real-time decisions and personalizing a viewer’s experience, from content to ads and more.
By: Staff | Feb 23 2017
Making a key big data move, Comcast has quietly scooped up a small video metadata specialist to delve deeper into the programming that it delivers, improving the viewing experience for subscribers while opening up possible new advertising revenue opportunities for the giant US MSO.
By: Staff | Feb 21 2017
Resonate’s HI-RES Intelligence-to-Activation platform enhances your understanding of your audience with unique insights about their motivations, values, media consumption habits and behaviors–to illuminate why they make the decisions they make–or don’t make. Then Resonate puts your message in front of them – wherever they are online.
58% of consumers are more likely to be influenced by their friends and family
47% of consumers are less likely to think immigration strains the US economy
By: Staff | Feb 16 2017
Mattel, Inc., the leading global childhood play and development company, today announced a new strategic partnership with Alibaba Group, the world's largest online and mobile commerce company. Leveraging Mattel's iconic brands and expertise in play as well as Alibaba's wealth of data and insights into the Chinese consumer base, the expanded partnership aims to re-shape the way parents in China think about play.
By: Staff | Feb 13 2017
Quotient Technology Inc, a leading digital promotions and media company connecting brands, retailers, and shoppers, today announced the launch of the Quotient Media Exchange (QMX), a data-drive
After a long and fair rulemaking process during most of 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted ground-breaking privacy rules last October protecting the personal information of broadband Internet service customers. Both industry—including powerful phone and cable companies that provide the majority of broadband connections—as well as consumer, civil rights, and privacy groups, had ample opportunity to make their case—which they did.
By: Staff | Feb 9 2017
With the addition addressable TV to the Drawbridge Cross-Device Platform, brands now have the ability to seamlessly reach their audiences across desktop, mobile, connected TV, and now programmatic TV inventory sources, ensuring that both traditional cable subscribers and cord-cutters are exposed to your brand's message on all of their devices. If you're looking to reach TV viewers – not programs – contact us today to learn more.
The New TV Landscape
By: Jeff Chester | Feb 8 2017
Statement of Jeff Chester, Executive DirectorCenter for Digital DemocracyFebruary 7, 2017
By: Jeff Chester | Feb 1 2017
This blog entry by Jeff Chester originally appeared on the Media Policy Blog of the London School of Economics and Political Science here.
By: Staff | Jan 30 2017
This is a case study of Facebook's work for Judicial Watch illustrating how the media, digital advertising & social networking company uses micro-targeting and tracking for political causes.
Established in 1994, Judicial Watch is a conservative non-partisan government watchdog organization that promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and law. It has filed lawsuits against the last several US presidential administrations.
By: Staff | Jan 26 2017
What can marketers learn from the latest data about voter behavior online?