Whether a scoop or a purposeful leak to the The Information online news site in order to gauge political reaction, Google's plans to begin micro-targeting children 12 and younger is a critical public policy and child welfare issue.  As the leading digital

We think both the DoJ and FTC are failing to seriously address the impact of growing consolidation in the digital data consumer targeting industry.  The latest deal came yesterday, when Rocket Fuel said it was acquiring X+1.  These transactions have serious consequences for consumers, in terms of their privacy, and also impact the competitiveness of the marketplace.  The antitrust agencies need to do a better job to understand the so-called "programmatic" marketplace--an on