Snap blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia to comply with local laws

Snap has bowed to pressure from the government of Saudi Arabia to censor a news channel operated by the Qatar-based news broadcaster, Al Jazeera, from the Snapchat Discover section of its app. The development was … Read more…

US election agency seeks views on rule change for digital ad platforms

The U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) has voted to seek public views on whether there should be a change to the rules for political ads that extends disclaimer requirements to ads shown on digital platforms, … Read more…

Report: Facebook gave special investigator Robert Mueller detailed info on Russian ad buys

An official for Facebook told TechCrunch that the company is “continuing to cooperate with the relevant U.S. authorities,” as investigations into the Russian hack of last year’s presidential election continue to expand. In the latest … Read more…

NYX Cosmetics, known for its digital-first marketing strategy, launches an app called Makeup Crew

NYX Cosmetics describes itself as a “digital-first” brand, eschewing traditional ad buys in favor of customer selfies it shares on social media, including an Instagram account with 11.7 million followers. That strategy has paid off: … Read more…

iPhone Xs Face ID raises security and privacy questions

The new top-of-the-range iPhone does away with the home button and its built-in fingerprint reader in favor of a new biometric — called Face ID — which uses a 3D scan of the user’s face for … Read more…

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