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Thursday, September 26, 2013
A crackdown on free online 'pay to play' games targeted at children will see new regulations come in to force by April next year. >>
Friday, September 13, 2013
A study by Ofcom, funded by the Intellectual Property Office, has found that almost one quarter of all downloads in the UK are of pirated content, amounting to over a billion files last year. >>
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Recent research from Merchant Warehouse reveals that 93% of consumers who use Yelp typically go on to make purchases with the companies they research via the online review website. Perhaps dodging the legal bullets and dodgy reviews is a small price to pay. >>
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Twitter is an efficient platform on which to promote products. However, researchers from an Australian University believe the social marketing of one product in particular should be far better regulated - alcohol. >>
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
There's a reason why the U.K. is being targeted by online criminals from 25 countries, according to the country's Home Affairs Select Committee - complacency. >>
Monday, July 22, 2013
The mobile app short-form notice currently proposed by the Department of Commerce's privacy multi-stakeholder process will be confusing to consumers, according to new research released by Carnegie Mellon University. >>
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Thinking of cashing in on the imminent birth of a new member of the British Royal family? You'd better brush up on your Advertising Standards Authority rules and regulations first. >>
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Millions of people in the UK now operate a business from home selling products via the Internet, according to new statistics from Direct Line for Business. However, a large number aren't up to date with their insurance needs. >>
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the winners of its contest to find solutions that will save consumers from illegal, interruptive, and annoying robocalls. >>
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Federal Trade Commission has made it clear that it is mandatory for all advertising appearing on social media sites, or designed for small screens, to be accompanied by disclosures that are as clear as possible. >>
Thursday, February 07, 2013
More than two-thirds of Internet users across several countries would choose a "do not track" feature if it was readily available, according to new research from technology analysis firm Ovum. >>
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Many business owners on TripAdvisor are seeing a worrying trend. Customers are threatening to write negative reviews unless they receive a refund, upgrade, freebies, or other request. TripAdvisor has launched a new feature as part of its management tools to help business owners who are being blackmailed. >>
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
In response to pressure from the ad industry, Facebook will soon introduce the Digital Advertising Alliance's "AdChoices" logo to ads served through Facebook Exchange. >>
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The cost of e-crime in the UK, including the value of stolen goods, damage incurred and crime prevention measures, has risen to such an extent that the British Retail Consortium says it is now a more costly retail crime than shoplifting. >>
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
In the rush to harness the power of social media, organizations are increasingly turning to paid reviews and ratings. In less than two years time Gartner estimates that almost 1 in 10 of all reviews will have been paid for. >>
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