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  1. 4 Pitfalls to Avoid Heading Into the Holidays

    We’ve also experienced a huge spike in volume that was all part of a client’s strategy, but Google flagged it for fraud and the account was offline for several hours. What is the phone tree to escalate issues?

  2. Google Pays $17 Million to Settle Apple Safari User Tracking Case

    Google has also agreed not to deploy similar code in future unless necessary to “detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues,” and to improve the information given to users about how it serves adverts to their browsers.

  3. SEMPO Appeals to FTC for Updated Search Engine Disclosure Guidelines

    If the present FTC guidelines on paid placements are being widely flouted, or if certain industry segments – such as vertical search sites – harbor particular practices that mislead consumers, result in fraud, or offer unfair competitive advantage...

  4. Facebook Ads 80% Bot Claim, Examined! Why You Shouldn’t Lose Faith Just Yet

    It is also funny to note that they apparently did not think this would be a big deal, even though they accused the largest social community on earth of not cleaning up fraud. Further, we challenge them to disclose how they got around the time/date...

  5. SOPA, PIPA On Hold, But a New Threat on Horizon

    It is a virtual world where thousands of crimes are carried out every day--including telemarketing fraud, drug trafficking, human trafficking, cyber attacks, and terrorist plots. In SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web and How to Stop SOPA,” we...

  6. Security and Responsibility on the Virtual Frontier

    As more people live more of their day to day lives amongst the online community, no matter what form it may take- your online banking system, your twitter account, your Playstation Network account, whatever- it's clear that there need to be...

  7. Second Life Tinfoil Hat Theory, Part 4: Who Do You Want to be Today?

    That discussion mostly centered around the increased ability for fraud, griefing and other bits of mayhem. In the initial post announcing Display Names, a lot was said about how this feature was going to solve issues for existing residents -- ones...