Day: April 10, 2021

Erroneously unredacted court docs reveal Google ran a secret program called “Project Bernanke” that used past bid data to boost its win rate in ad auctions (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal:Erroneously unredacted court docs reveal Google ran a secret program called “Project Bernanke” that used past bid data to boost its win rate in ad auctions  —  Program used past bid data to boost tech giant’s win rate in advertising auctions, according to court filing Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210410/p16#a210410p16

Some SMB owners who advertise heavily online say Facebook is speaking the truth about how iOS privacy changes might disproportionately affect such businesses (Christopher Mims/Wall Street Journal)

Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:Some SMB owners who advertise heavily online say Facebook is speaking the truth about how iOS privacy changes might disproportionately affect such businesses  —  With big changes coming to iPhones, small online merchants are bracing for lost sales.  ‘Why is Apple now the decider?’ Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210410/p14#a210410p14

Ernst & Young: venture funding in the US hit $64B in Q1, the highest amount ever for a single quarter and equal to 43% of all the venture money raised in 2020 (Ari Levy/CNBC)

Ari Levy / CNBC:Ernst & Young: venture funding in the US hit $64B in Q1, the highest amount ever for a single quarter and equal to 43% of all the venture money raised in 2020  —  – Venture funding in the U.S. hit $64 billion in the first quarter, according to analysis from Ernst & …

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A look at Tattle Life, a gossip forum where users dox celebrities and influencers, dissect their personal lives, and target them with vicious comments (Sarah Manavis/New Statesman)

Sarah Manavis / New Statesman:A look at Tattle Life, a gossip forum where users dox celebrities and influencers, dissect their personal lives, and target them with vicious comments  —  When the lifestyle influencer Jessie Lethaby – better known as SunbeamsJess – announced she was pregnant in December … Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210410/p6#a210410p6

Researchers say Facebook has known for years about exploits similar to the one that used its “content importer”, enabling the scraping of 533M users’ data (Lily Hay Newman/Wired)

Lily Hay Newman / Wired:Researchers say Facebook has known for years about exploits similar to the one that used its “content importer”, enabling the scraping of 533M users’ data  —  Software makers can’t catch every bug every time, but Facebook had ample warning about the privacy problems with its “contact import” feature. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210410/p4#a210410p4