Marketers Take Note: Facebook is Changing its Ad Format from Next Month | #TpromoCom #Marketing #Business #Facebook | If you’re using Facebook for advertising, you need to be aware of this update.
Over on the Facebook Business blog, The Social Network has announced that – starting from August 19th – mobile News Feed ads will be compressed in order to “match the look and feel of the new Facebook design introduced earlier this year”.
Editor’s Note: If you’re in charge of marketing in your company, you should read this article. It will affect you whether or not you read it. You may as well get a leg up on it now. –Al Colombo
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Facebook Could Be Fined Up To $5 Billion Over Privacy Violations | #TpromoCom #Facebook #Fine #Privacy | Facebook expects to face a massive fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as the result of an investigation into its privacy policies—that’s about one month’s revenue for the social media giant.
To be clear the amount of fine is not what the FTC has announced or hinted yet; instead, it’s an estimated due that Facebook disclosed on Wednesday in its first quarter 2019 financial earnings report.
In its earnings report, Facebook said the company had set $3 billion aside in anticipation of the settlement with the FTC, who launched a probe into Facebook following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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A New Consensus Is Emerging On How to Handle The Risk from China’s 5G | #TpromoCom #China #Spy #5G | Chinese telecom tech is invading the physical world, but Europeans and industry have strategies to contain the threat.
“No one calls it an intelligence risk, but national security agencies across the world are concerned about China’s 5G modems and other devices,” says Al Colombo, Senior Design Specialist with TpromoCom of Canton, Ohio.
Much of the Western intelligence debate around Chinese high-speed 5G technology has focused on hardware and software. Once the hardware is already out in the wild — which most think is inevitable — the future of the fight is in managing risk. It’s doable, if not yet widely advertised, according to several experts speaking at a U.S. intelligence conference this week, by quarantining Chinese equipment and deploying smarter electromagnetic spectrum management tools to better handle threats.
Bottom line: Huawei leads the world in the ability to rapidly produce cheap telecom hardware (as well as the underlying software.) Recent reports, including one from NATO, state it plainly. It’s one reason why European countries, including U.S. allies like Germany and the U.K., have been reluctant to ban tech from Huawei outright, even in the face of heavy U.S. pressure.
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Smartphone market ‘a mess’ but annual tablet sales are also down | #TpromoCom #Smartphone #Cell #Mobile | Apple tops the list for most shipped tablets in 2018, while Huawei increased its smartphone penetration during the year.
“Not sure if you heard the big news, shipments of mobile devices in general is on the decline. That can be good or bad, depending on whom you speak with. For the security industry, it’s not good news because the electronic side of physical security relies on mobile devices to sell value-added recurring revenue, also called RMR (Recurring Monthly Revenue).”
Al Colombo, long time trade journalist and copywriter in the security and life safety markets
Tablet shipments dropped by 11.4 million devices to 173.8 million last year, a report from Strategy Analytics’ Connected Computing Devices (CCD) service has shown. It’s a similar story for smartphones, with the International Data Corporation (IDC) reporting a 4 percent drop in annual shipments.
Despite the lull, Strategy Analytics believes the tablet market shows signs of recovery.
Of the 173.8 million tablets devices shipped during the year, 54.8 million were accounted for in the fourth quarter — in line with gift-buying for the holiday season. 55.4 million were shipped in the fourth quarter a year prior.
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Facebook Paid Teens $20 to Install ‘Research’ App That Collects Private Data | #TpromoCom #Facebook #Privacy #Apple | If you are thinking that Facebook is sitting quietly after being forced to remove its Onavo VPN app from Apple’s App Store, then you are mistaken.
It turns out that Facebook is paying teenagers around $20 a month to use its VPN app that aggressively monitors their smartphone and web activity and then sends it back to Facebook.
The social media giant was previously caught collecting some of this data through Onavo Protect, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service that it acquired in 2013.
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Ohio Restaurant May Shutter Before It Can Even Open After Employee’s C-Word Facebook Comment | #TpromoCom #SocialMedia #Social #Restaurant | When will people learn what they post on social media can have actual consequences? One restaurant in Ohio is learning that lesson in a big, BIG way. The owner posted a comment that made people so angry that the restaurant never even got to open. You read that correctly, the restaurant never even got to open for business.
Ciao was set to be a new bistro in Cleveland, Ohio. The restaurant took out social media ads and began a marketing campaign leading up to the grand opening. People commented on some of those ads – so far this is all business as usual. Then people started commenting about how over-used the name is for a restaurant and how it was kind of ironic considering it’s a common way to say bye. That’s when the restaurant owner (or “someone else” with access to his Facebook account) posted a response insulting two women who were commenting.
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