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November 30, 2008 | FPF Staff

Reality Mining

Two must reads in today’s New York Times: The first, a story by John Markoff, explores the advances in “reality mining”, a term coined to capture the risks and opportunities of data-mining a full range of data about users, from location, to shopping, to online. It is hard to read this article, without understanding the […]

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November 26, 2008 | FPF Staff

Where does your data go … before you even click


Who’s watching you while you’re shopping? This holiday season you may be getting more of a mouthful of cookies then expected. You may not be aware that when you visit a site you’re actually a part of a complex advertising and marketing mechanism.

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November 25, 2008 | FPF Staff

Use our data to buy us drinks!

Why do we think that right now, as 2009 approaches, there can be real progress on privacy? Because some of the most senior marketers in the industry are starting to sound like privacy advocates. Read this comment about advertising on social networks and then click here to see who said it! “I have a reaction […]

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November 25, 2008 | FPF Staff

Hulu having success with opt-in ads

Hulu reports that giving users control over whether they see one long video ad or several short ones seems to be working well. Users don’t get a choice of viewing ads or not, but seem to welcome being able to decide the format of ads that they will see. Interesting to consider how ad networks […]

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November 20, 2008 | Jules Polonetsky

Consumer Choice and Relevant Advertising

The CEO of BlueKai, an online behavioral targeting and marketing company, makes some interesting points about giving consumers more control over their online profiles. The company’s profile viewer, which displays the categories they have put you in and which lets you edit your preferences, is no silver bullet, but it is one piece of the […]