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82% of Browsers will soon be blocking Cookies by Default

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The latest moves by Google and Firefox show how inevitable it will be that 3rd party cookies will be blocked as standard, leading to and end of the current web infrastructure as we know it.


Microsoft has Edged out Internet Explorer

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Microsoft's recent updates to Edge, leave Internet Explorer firmly in the past.


Family Cyber Security

Ever since I read the Motherboard article:

 

’Your ’Anonymous’ Browsing Data Isn’t Actually Anonymous’

 

I became aware of just how little data is requried to identify the average individual from an anonymous browsing history, it’s just seven clicks.

 

If you leave your browser open on many mainstream media sites your details will inadvertently be passed to dozens of IP addresses, and behind each address is likely an organisation that ...


Affino and GDPR

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The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR as it is better known is possibly the biggest steamroller to hit media companies, and all marketing aspects of companies in general since the advent of the Internet. It has been created in the advent of mass marketing surveillance and profiling being transacted by most companies, as well as to help combat Spam, over-sharing and selling of individual’s personal data, and key principles such as the ’right to be forgotten’.

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Thoughts on AMP - Accelerated Mobile Pages - and Google's Strategy

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There are many thoughts on why Google has introduced AMP - Accelerated Mobile Pages. Some are that Google is looking to provide genuine benefits, and are focused on speeding up the mobile experience. Many thoughts however are that it is defensive and reactionary by Google, e.g. responding to Facebook’s Instant Articles.

 

Here are some of our initial thoughts, no doubt these will evolve as AMP evolves.

 

What do AMP Pages Deliver

 

AMP pages are supposed to be ...

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