Behavioral advertising is about to meet its demise. Scholar-activist Nathalie Maréchal and privacy expert Nick Doty, with colleagues at the Center for Democracy and Technology, have just launched The Future of Online Advertising project.
For years it's been apparent that Targeted Advertising Is Ruining the Internet and Breaking the World. It's time to do something about it.
Old news: I was reminded that this is not the second but the third time I have edited a newsletter. I was the faithful editor of the monthly "Lowdown" for social movement hosting provider May First/People Link from January 2009 to December 2011: https://lists.mayfirst.org/pipermail/lowdown.
And then of course readers will recall the monthly I-Star newsletter from CDT, too, which many of you subscribed to and on which this hebdomadaire is based.
The new news:
The ITU Radiocommunication Sector is meeting until 15 December in Dubai. Space internet, spectrum regulation are just a couple of the items on this quadrennial meeting's agenda. While the ITU was swift and vocal in denouncing the internet shutdown in Gaza, Secretary General Doreen Bogdan-Martin's opening speech "both-sides" the lives lost.