Mobile games to stop targeting ads to kids: Some major developers and ad tech companies will need to stop tracking children under 13 after settling a lawsuit, limiting their targeting abilities.
Do deepfake ads cross the line? Lay’s is the latest brand to use the technology to personalize campaigns. But advertisers that want in must contend with deepfakes’ increasingly sour reputation.
State attorneys general don’t buy Google’s argument: The Texas-led case against Google has been amended to include claims that a cookieless Chrome is anticompetitive, despite the tech giant saying that its browser changes have been welcomed by advertisers.
Big Tech may pay US news publishers: If the US joins France and Australia in passing a bill that lets publishers collectively bargain with tech companies, it could cause a ripple effect worldwide.
In the lead-up to the election, many social media users expressed growing exhaustion with the user experience due to the influx of political content. But those feelings of “election fatigue” didn’t cause most users to decrease their engagement on social.
The App Store gatekeeper may need a new status: New EU and UK probes into Apple may finally force the company to rethink some of its more stringent App Store policies.