The latest online marketing news for 2016.
We will be compiling news from the Digital Marketing world as well as some of the latest Internet News and Trends here.
The latest News from the Guardian Internet Editorials can be viewed below:
- Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:00:19 +0000: Counter-terrorism was never meant to be Silicon Valley's job. Is that why it's failing? - Internet | The Guardian
Extremist content is spreading online and law enforcement can’t keep up. The result is a private workforce that’s secretive, inaccurate and unaccountable
Counter-terrorism is being slowly privatized and carried out by low-paid workers at technology companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter.
Although these companies hire expert advisers and former government agents to tackle extremist propaganda and recruitment enabled by their platforms, much of the grunt work is carried out by contractors earning $15 an hour or, in YouTube’s case, volunteers.
It’s all bullshit. It’s an effort to generate a veneer of corporate responsibilityContinue reading...
- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:19:18 +0000: BT tops complaints league for broadband and pay-TV users - Internet | The Guardian
Telecoms group’s subsidiaries Plusnet and EE also attract high level of complaints, while Sky has fewest disgruntled users
BT was the most complained-about broadband provider in the first three months of the year as customers took the company to task over faults and service issues.
Telecoms regulator Ofcom, which publishes complaints data every three months, also found BT to be the most criticised pay-TV company, with almost four times the industry average complaint level.Continue reading...
- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:08:41 +0000: Ransomware attack 'not designed to make money', researchers claim - Internet | The Guardian
Digital security researchers say malware attack that spread from Ukraine appeared to be focused on damaging IT systems
A ransomware attack that affected at least 2,000 individuals and organisations worldwide on Tuesday appears to have been deliberately engineered to damage IT systems rather than extort funds, according to security researchers.
The attack began in Ukraine, and spread through a hacked Ukrainian accountancy software developer to companies in Russia, western Europe and the US. The software demanded payment of $300 (£230) to restore the user’s files and settings.Continue reading...
- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:17:06 +0000: 'Petya' ransomware attack: what is it and how can it be stopped? - Internet | The Guardian
Companies have been crippled by global cyberattack, the second major ransomware crime in two months. We answer the key questions
Many organizations in Europe and the US have been crippled by a ransomware attack known as “Petya”. The malicious software has spread through large firms including the advertiser WPP, food company Mondelez, legal firm DLA Piper and Danish shipping and transport firm Maersk, leading to PCs and data being locked up and held for ransom.
It’s the second major global ransomware attack in the past two months. In early May, Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) was among the organizations infected by WannaCry, which used a vulnerability first revealed to the public as part of a leaked stash of NSA-related documents released online in April by a hacker group calling itself the Shadow Brokers.
If machine reboots and you see this message, power off immediately! This is the encryption process. If you do not power on, files are fine. pic.twitter.com/IqwzWdlrX6Continue reading...
- Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:53:30 +0000: Angela Merkel: I search Trump on Twitter for latest US news – video - Internet | The Guardian
Angela Merkel speaks at an event in Berlin on Tuesday. Asked about her use of Twitter the German chancellor says she doesn’t tweet but searches for what interests her. The interviewer then asks how Merkel keeps on top of US politics, to which she responds she just types Donald TrumpContinue reading...
The latest Marketing Magazine News can be viewed here:
- Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:59:42 +0000: Prove your brand purpose or consumers won't believe it, warns Trinity Mirror - Campaign UK More Latest RSS Feed
Majority of adults in the UK distrust advertising, while nearly half distrust brands generally, according to a new study by Daily Mirror publisher Trinity Mirror.
- Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:56:39 +0000: Are we using tech or is tech using us? - Campaign UK More Latest RSS Feed
Tech is an asset that doesn't have to shackle us to a screen 24/7, Dan Machen said at Brand Exchange this morning.
- Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:07:40 +0000: BT is the most complained-about broadband provider - Campaign UK More Latest RSS Feed
BT has topped a list of the broadband providers generating the most complaints, according to data from Ofcom.
- Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:47:34 +0000: Tesco insists job cuts aimed at 'investing in serving shoppers better' - Campaign UK More Latest RSS Feed
Marketers will be among the 1,200 Tesco head office employees losing their jobs, the supermarket has confirmed.
- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:24:20 +0000: Does the Cannes Lions festival need a major rethink? - Campaign UK More Latest RSS Feed
Has the ever-expanding carnival of creativity lost sight of its roots, Gideon Spanier asks.