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Citizen Zuck: Facebook Claims To Protect Us From Scams, But Who Will Protect Us From Facebook?

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Citizen Zuck: Facebook Claims To Protect Us From Scams, But Who Will Protect Us From Facebook?
The internet’s oligopolies are not fond of Blockchain. Early this year, Facebook broke the ice with instituting a blanket ban on all cryptocurrency and initial coin offering (ICO) ads; not long after, Google and Twitter followed suit. While the stated rationale for the ban is protecting users from “misleading or deceptive practices” that are “frequently Read More

ICO And Crypto Social Media Ban: Should We Be Worried?

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on ICO And Crypto Social Media Ban: Should We Be Worried?
Some may find it ironic, if Silicon Valley is to be viewed as an ally to cryptocurrency, that every major social media network is taking steps to ban ICO and crypto-related advertisements. How much will this affect the market? There is an argument that these advertisements might cause people who cannot afford to invest in Read More

Firm Hopes to Fight Crypto Ad Ban With ICO Website Designed For Companies and Consumers

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Firm Hopes to Fight Crypto Ad Ban With ICO Website Designed For Companies and Consumers
A website that tracks initial coin offerings (ICOs) says its platform can help crypto startups reach potential investors amid a recent clampdown on advertising imposed by some of the biggest players in Silicon Valley. Facebook fired the starting pistol at the end of January by declaring it will start banning ads for cryptocurrencies and ICOs Read More

Bitcoin This Week: MailChimp Bans Crypto Ads, Reddit Eliminates Bitcoin As Payment And More

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Bitcoin This Week: MailChimp Bans Crypto Ads, Reddit Eliminates Bitcoin As Payment And More
This episode is sponsored by Cointracking.com. They’re the leading real-time portfolio tracker, trade analyzer and tax-reporting tool for digital currency, powered by historical and current data for over 5,258 existing currencies. Don’t forget US tax filings are due on April 17th: you need to report your crypto income and CoinTracking allows you to do this Read More

Crypto Ad Bans: Are Decisions By Google, Facebook And Twitter Well-Informed?

5 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Crypto Ad Bans: Are Decisions By Google, Facebook And Twitter Well-Informed?
by David Drake SkyNews has recently reported that Twitter plans to ban adverts that are related to cryptocurrencies on its platform. This comes after similar steps were taken by Facebook in January. Google has also made public its intention to disallow all cryptocurrency-related adverts on is platform starting June this year. These actions by the Read More

Starting this weekend, China celebrates its “open” internet after a year of unprecedented censorship

9 months ago adcity Comments Off on Starting this weekend, China celebrates its “open” internet after a year of unprecedented censorship
On Dec. 3, researchers, business leaders, and government officials from all over the world will head to the scenic town of Wuzhen in east China for the three-day World Internet Conference. Past attendees include Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, Facebook vice president Vaughan Smith—and high-level officials from Russia, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. Despite Read More

Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel not-so-subtly bashes Facebook for spreading fake news

9 months ago adcity Comments Off on Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel not-so-subtly bashes Facebook for spreading fake news
In order to promote the “new Snapchat,” a massive redesign of the struggling app, the company’s CEO also penned an op-ed for Axios that tore into Facebook. Without ever naming the company’s arch-rival, Evan Spiegel blames it for the spread of fake news, for destroying human relationships, and weakening the media. “The personalized newsfeed revolutionized Read More

This is what happens when Facebook eats your business

9 months ago adcity Comments Off on This is what happens when Facebook eats your business
When Facebook decides it wants to get into your business, beware. Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, announced its quarterly earnings today, and they were dire. The company’s stock plummeted over 17%, or about $2.50, to $12.60 in after-hours trading, after it missed Wall Street’s expectations. Its stock has not traded above its initial public Read More

Zuckerberg got early business advice from a Russian billionaire with Kremlin ties

9 months ago adcity Comments Off on Zuckerberg got early business advice from a Russian billionaire with Kremlin ties
Russian billionaire, venture capitalist, and space visionary Yuri Milner, 55, funneled millions of Kremlin dollars into Facebook, newly discovered documents that detail offshore dealings of the world’s elite have shown over the weekend. Eight years ago, CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave us a glimpse into just how important the early investment by Milner was for the Read More