Internet Marketing News 2023

The latest online marketing news for 2023.

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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  • Wed, 29 Nov 2023 20:50:44 +0000: ‘Almost like election night’: behind the scenes of Spotify Wrapped - Internet | The Guardian

    The internet is abuzz with the results of this year’s rundown, with Taylor Swift coming out on top as 2023’s most streamed artist

    There’s a flurry of activities inside Spotify’s New York City’s offices in the Financial District. “It’s almost like election night,” Louisa Ferguson, Spotify’s global head of marketing experience says, referring to a bustling newsroom. At the same time, she feels like Santa Claus putting presents under a tree. “Honestly, it’s a pretty apt analogy,” she says on a brief respite during what constitutes her busiest day of the year. “It’s really like we created this gift of music and then we get to deliver it to everyone.”

    Spotify Wrapped, which went live today for millions of users globally, enjoys its status as a cultural, social and music event of the year. Generated by listening habits and rolled out in a tidy package of graphics, video and music, it’s a uniquely shareable snapshot of the sonic year that was, providing users with their most listened to songs, artists and podcasts. 2023’s top streamers include Taylor Swift, the Miley Cyrus hit Flowers, Bad Bunny’s album Un Verano Sin Ti and The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

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  • Wed, 29 Nov 2023 05:20:09 +0000: Medical test company’s ‘serious and systemic failures’ led to cyber-attack, watchdog says - Internet | The Guardian

    Australian Clinical Labs hack alleged to have resulted in more than 200,000 health records and credit card details being published on dark web

    Medical testing company Australian Clinical Labs had “serious and systemic failures” that resulted in a cyber-attack that led to more than 200,000 customer health records and credit card details being published on the dark web, the Australian information commissioner has alleged.

    In October last year, in the midst of the Medibank and Optus cyber-attacks, Medlab’s parent company, ACL, confirmed it had been the victim of a cyber-attack eight months earlier in February.

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  • Tue, 28 Nov 2023 11:45:09 +0000: TechScape: Why billions in sanctions can’t bring down Binance - Internet | The Guardian

    In this week’s newsletter: Changpeng Zhao has pleaded guilty to breaking US anti-money-laundering laws but will the enforcement end there?

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    Binance is guilty. The world’s largest crypto exchange admitted to a range of violations in a massive US court action, including unlicensed money transmitting, sanctions violations and anti-money laundering (AML) violations. Its founder, Changpeng Zhao, near-universally known as CZ, personally pled guilty to his failure to maintain money-laundering controls.

    The failures “allowed money to flow to terrorists, cybercriminals, and child abusers through its platform”, the US secretary of the treasury, Janet Yellen, said. From our story:

    As part of a guilty plea, Zhao agreed to pay a $50m fine and would be barred from any involvement in the business. Binance too agreed to plead guilty, accept the appointment of a monitor and pay a criminal fine of nearly $1.81bn as well as a $2.51bn order of forfeiture to settle three criminal charges.

    Zhao wrote in a tweet: “Today, I stepped down as CEO of Binance. … I made mistakes, and I must take responsibility. This is best for our community, for Binance, and for myself … I can’t see myself being a CEO driving a startup again.”

    On March 8, 2022, one of these video-conference meetings was scheduled. Mr Moniruzzaman, now employed by Nvidia, attended the video-conference call… and shared his computer screen during the call. When he minimized the PowerPoint presentation he had been sharing, however, he revealed one of Valeo’s verbatim source code files open on his computer. So brazen was Mr Moniruzzaman’s theft, the file path on his screen still read “ValeoDocs.” Valeo participants on the video-conference call immediately recognized the source code and took a screenshot before Mr Moniruzzaman was alerted of his error. By then it was too late to cover his tracks.

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  • Mon, 27 Nov 2023 18:47:42 +0000: Elon Musk visits scene of kibbutz massacre with Benjamin Netanyahu - Internet | The Guardian

    Pair speak about Gaza conflict but not online antisemitism nor controversial post made by X owner this month

    Elon Musk has joined the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in visiting a kibbutz that was attacked by Hamas on 7 October, after criticism of his endorsement of an antisemitic post on X.

    The owner of X, the site formerly known as Twitter, has been criticised for supporting a post on his platform that falsely claimed Jewish people were stoking hatred against white people. High-profile advertisers have also suspended spending on the site after a report that ads were appearing next to pro-Nazi content.

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  • Mon, 27 Nov 2023 06:00:39 +0000: Royal Court theatre launches digital archive of every play performed there - Internet | The Guardian

    London venue’s online collection of performances dating back to 1956 will be free to use for writers, directors and the public

    The Royal Court has launched a free digital archive of every play performed at the London theatre since 1956 as a resource for writers, directors and members of the public.

    Almost 2,000 plays by more than 1,000 writers are accessible on the theatre’s Living Archive, along with lists of their casts and directors.

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