Tech startups want to destigmatize sex – gpgmail

[ad_1] Sex, despite being one of the most fundamental human experiences, is still one of those businesses that some advertisers reject, banks are hesitant to financially support and some investors don’t want to fund. Given how sex is such a huge part of our lives, it’s no surprise founders are looking to capitalize on the […]

Web feature developers told to dial up attention on privacy and security – gpgmail

[ad_1] Web feature developers are being warned to step up attention to privacy and security as they design contributions. Writing in a blog post about “evolving threats” to Internet users’ privacy and security, the W3C standards body’s technical architecture group (TAG) and Privacy Interest Group (PING) set out a series of revisions to the W3C’s […]

Facebook tightens policies around self-harm and suicide – gpgmail

[ad_1] Timed with World Suicide Prevention Day, Facebook is tightening its policies around some difficult topics including self-harm, suicide, and eating disorder content after consulting with a series of experts on these topics. It’s also hiring a new Safety Policy Manager to advise on these areas going forward. This person will be specifically tasked with […]

Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia are pushing an antitrust investigation against Google – gpgmail

[ad_1] Fifty attorneys general are pushing forward with an antitrust investigation against Google, led by the Texas state Attorney General Ken Paxton. In an announcement on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building, Paxton and a gathering of attorneys general said that the focus of the investigation would be on Google’s advertising practices, but […]

As college football attendance slumps, new ways to ticket may hold an answer – gpgmail

[ad_1] Jesse Lawrence Contributor Jesse Lawrence has been in media and tech for 20 years. Prior to TicketIQ, he worked at MediaMath and IAC. He started his career as a writer. More posts by this contributor In 2018 the ticketing industry finally killed the ‘sold-out’ show The Golden Knights, live gambling and the future of […]

NY attorney general will lead antitrust investigation into Facebook – gpgmail

[ad_1] New York Attorney General Letitia James announced this morning that she’s leading an investigation into Facebook over antitrust issues — in other words, whether Facebook used its social media dominance to engage in anti-competitive behavior. In a statement, James said: Even the largest social media platform in the world must follow the law and […]

Facebook Dating comes to the US – gpgmail

[ad_1] The Daily Crunch is gpgmail’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook Dating launches in the US, adds Instagram integration The integration means users will be able to add their Instagram […]

Facebook’s lead EU regulator is asking questions about its latest security fail – gpgmail

[ad_1] Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in Europe has confirmed it’s put questions to the company about a major security breach that we reported on yesterday. “The DPC became aware of this issue through the recent media coverage and we immediately made contact with Facebook and we have asked them a series of questions. We […]

Facebook is making its own deepfakes and offering prizes for detecting them – gpgmail

[ad_1] Image and video manipulation powered by deep learning, or so-called “deepfakes,” represent a strange and horrifying facet of a promising new field. If we’re going to crack down on these creepy creations, we’ll need to fight fire with fire; Facebook, Microsoft, and many others are banding together to help make machine learning capable of […]

Spirable refuels with $7.4M to serve more personalized video ads in the US – gpgmail

[ad_1] London based adtech startup Spirable has closed a £6M Series A. The round was led by Smedvig Capital, with existing backers Frontline Ventures, Downing Ventures and 24 Haymarket also participating. The startup is one of several playing in the customized video ads space — offering a platform that simplifies and scales video ad creation […]