The latest online marketing news for 2024.
We will be compiling news from the Digital Marketing world as well as some of the latest Internet News and Trends here.
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- Mon, 26 Feb 2024 16:34:23 +0000: Russia-based LockBit ransomware hackers attempt comeback - Internet | The Guardian
Gang sets up new site on dark web and releases rambling statement explaining how it was infiltrated by law enforcement agencies
The LockBit ransomware gang is attempting a comeback days after its operations were severely disrupted by a coordinated international crackdown.
The Russia-based group has set up a new site on the dark web to advertise a small number of alleged victims and leak stolen data, as well as releasing a rambling statement explaining how it had been hobbled by the UK’s National Crime Agency, the FBI, Europol and other police agencies in an operation last week.Continue reading...
- Mon, 26 Feb 2024 08:00:20 +0000: I regularly shared photos of my son on social media. Then alarm bells started ringing | Hannah Nwoko - Internet | The Guardian
Like millions of doting parents, I wanted to keep others abreast of my child’s milestones. But the ‘likes’ weren’t worth the risks
Social media is a strange place. On the one hand it can be a relentlessly toxic, dark cluster of ill intent; on the other, it can act as the glue that binds us to new communities, friends of the past and family we’ve almost forgotten. Nostalgia kicks in when we scroll through Instagram or Facebook and see life milestones from decades gone by. It’s a gentle reminder of life’s simple preciousness.
That’s why it makes perfect sense that, according to some estimates, 42% of parents in Britain share photos of their children online. More than 50% of those parents share these photos at least once a month. A 2018 report by the children’s commissioner found that parents share about 71 photos and 29 videos of their child every year on social media. On average, by the time the child is aged 13, parents have posted 1,300 photos and videos of them to social media.Continue reading...
- Mon, 26 Feb 2024 05:00:19 +0000: US leading global alliance to counter foreign government disinformation - Internet | The Guardian
Washington hopes more countries will join US, UK and Canada in signing agreement to define, identify and label such operations
A global coalition of democracies is being formed to protect their societies from disinformation campaigns by foreign governments, the US special envoy on the issue has said.
James Rubin, the special envoy for non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts at the US state department’s global engagement centre (GEC), said the coalition hoped to agree on “definitions for information manipulation versus plain old opinions that other governments are entitled to have even if we disagree with them”.Continue reading...
- Sun, 25 Feb 2024 14:00:02 +0000: Readers reply: does spam email actually work? - Internet | The Guardian
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts
Does spam email actually work? I don’t mean dodgy phishing emails, but the annoying ads and sales pitches. Presumably the answer is yes, otherwise the spammers wouldn’t bother, but I find it hard to believe. Ali Farhan, Manchester
Send new questions to email@example.com.Continue reading...
- Sun, 25 Feb 2024 10:00:53 +0000: If you hate Amazon, blame Rishi Sunak | David Mitchell - Internet | The Guardian
The online giant’s vast storage unit on the M1 is a logistical miracle – it’s a pity the lax-on-tax PM has spoiled the view
Sitting in slow-moving traffic on the M1 the other day, I found myself looking at an enormous Amazon warehouse. It took 10 minutes to get past it, a testament both to its size and the dysfunctional nature of the nation’s motorway network. It looks horrible because, by convention, we don’t tend to beautify warehouses. Victorian ones can become beautiful as the passing decades apply a patina of post-industrial glamour – then they can be converted into desirable flats. It remains to be seen whether the warehouses we throw up these days will ever acquire an inhabitable ambience. But regardless of era, at time of building, nobody ever cares.
Not like cathedrals. The builders of Salisbury Cathedral wanted it to be enormous and keep the rain out, just as the Amazon warehouse builders did, but they also felt it should look amazing for some reason. I’m not 100% sure of the precise reason. To glorify God? To convince the peasantry for miles around that God existed? To pump public money into the depressed masonry sector? Just to be nice? Because it was the middle ages and there wasn’t much else to do? You couldn’t order a games console on Amazon to while away your mortal span, so you may as well spend it building the tallest and most beguiling spike anyone could imagine.Continue reading...
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