Virtual PrivacyCon 2021
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The Federal Trade Commission will host PrivacyCon 2021 to examine the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security.
Virtual PrivacyCon 2021
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET
The event will be held online. A link to view PrivacyCon will be posted the morning of the event to ftc.gov and the eve...
Vanta launches Automated ISO 27001 Certification and HIPAA Compliance
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Vanta announced public availability for two new certification standards that help secure the internet and protect consumer data. Vanta provides automated compliance audits and continuous security monitoring through a robust SaaS platform, enabling companies to achieve industry standardization in weeks instead of months.
The rise of data leaks and privacy concerns hav...
The impact of iOS14 on digital advertising
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The new way to look at ATT opt-in rates reveals 42% of consumer interactions with prompt allow ‘tracking’ (and 48% average per app).
We can all but ensure users saw a prompt by isolating those whose ATT status was initially listed as ‘Not Determined’ and then later their status changed to either ‘Authorized’ or ‘Denied’...
2 pillars of privacy: the app developers guide
Thursday, July 1, 2021 by Alex Ritchie
Now that iOS 14.5 has finally made its grand appearance (and shortly thereafter, 14.5.1… then 14.6), everyone seems to be taking stock of its long-awaited and predicted impact on the mobile advertising industry.
How has iOS 14.5 affected your company?
Developers are taking stock and trying to figure out how the change will ultimately affect their bott...
Cloudentity selects customer identity and access management leader
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Cloudentity has selected customer identity and access management (CIAM) leader Simeio as a delivery partner to accelerate its flexible and scalable solutions for authorization governance automation. Supporting strict Open Banking compliance standards, as well as PSD2, Cloudentity has more than doubled its year-over-year sales growth and has...
Uptodown: An alternative to Google Play
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by Richard Harris
The Uptodown app market has more than 130 million active users per month, and more than 450 monthly downloads of their more than 4 million APKs available. The company operates worldwide and it is localized to 15 different languages. The Spanish-based company was born in 2020 in Málaga and founded as a University Project in 2002. Recently we intervi...
Not all security vulnerabilities are created equal
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 by Jack Mannino
Applications are the heart of employee and user productivity. There are billions of applications each with a specific function, value and, unfortunately, they also provide one of the easiest openings for cybercriminals and hackers to gain access to critical IT infrastructure and information assets. While most IT security professionals implicitly understand the concept o...
env0 updates infrastructure automation platform
Monday, May 3, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
env0 has announced updates to its Infrastructure Automation Platform, some of which include Bitbucket Server integration for continuous deployment and plan on pull requests and integration with Module Registry, allowing users to save all of their modules in a single location so they can be quickly recalled for other deployments. One of the more significant enhancements ...
Opsera raises $15 Million for continuous orchestration of DevOps
Friday, April 30, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Opsera announced $15 million in Series A funding led by Felicis Ventures. Existing investors Clear Ventures, Trinity Ventures and Firebolt Ventures, and new investor HMG Ventures, also participated. With a total of $19.3 million in funding since it was founded in 2020. Opsera will continue to grow its world-class engineering team, and accelerate its global sales, market...
Apple developer guidelines for iOS 14.5 just got real
Monday, April 26, 2021 by Liz Waldeck-Pinckert
The day the mobile app industry has been waiting for has finally arrived. Apple begins enforcing its new privacy features this week with the release of iOS 14.5 – seven full months after the company first announced the changes. Starting this week, consent is mandatory for any and all user tracking.
We’ve gone back and forth on what opt-in rates migh...
Six areas of focus for continuous security
Friday, April 16, 2021 by Jack Mannino
Applications are the heart of employee and user productivity. There are billions of applications each with a specific function and value and, unfortunately, they also provide one of the easiest openings for cyber criminals and hackers to gain access to critical IT infrastructure and information assets. While most IT security professionals implicitly understand the conce...
Open source solution adapts apps for Huawei AppGallery
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Huawei has announced that its developer partner bluesource has created an open-source¹ method that adapts GMS apps for AppGallery removing the need to redevelop apps specifically for Huawei’s app store.
The solution, called the Choice SDK, makes it easy for app publishers to transform their existing apps based on GMS and Firebase frameworks into HMS usable...
App tracking transparency and your API calls
Thursday, March 18, 2021 by Richard Harris
Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency feature is billed as a win for consumer data rights, with Apple vying for leadership as a global defender of privacy. But regardless of whether it’s good for you or not, the move has the potential to seriously disrupt apps and APIs that depend on the Identifier for Advertisers or IDFA. What’s more, even if an app d...
Code AR apps with one line of code
Friday, March 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
There’s a new spatial AR platform in town, and it's empowering app developers with the tools to quickly create and integrate location-based AR into their apps with a single line of code.
To create excitement for their new ReSight SDK before launch, the company recently held a developer contest, where more than 75 developers submitted their ideas for integra...
Getting started with blockchain smart contracts
Thursday, March 11, 2021 by Shaul Kfir
Cryptocurrency garners most of the headlines when it comes to blockchain, but the biggest impact over the long run will come from many other practical uses including banking, property records and healthcare, just to name a few. For all of the different use cases, blockchain apps have one thing in common that should be at the forefront of anything developers are working ...
Partisia Blockchain and Insights Network unite to launch Instars
Monday, March 8, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
In the first successful integration of blockchain and Multiparty Computation (MPC) technology to power a decentralized social media platform, Partisia Blockchain, a Web 3.0 platform built for trust, transparency, and privacy, has joined forces with global market research provider Insights Network, to officially launch Instars.
The unveiling of the blockchain-pow...
Hybrid cloud services general availability announced by IBM
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
IBM announced that its hybrid cloud services are now generally available in any environment -- on any cloud, on premises or at the edge -- via IBM Cloud Satellite. Lumen Technologies and IBM have integrated IBM Cloud Satellite with the Lumen edge platform to enable clients to harness hybrid cloud services in near real-time and build innovative solutions at the edge.
CircleCI brings privacy enhancements for teams across the enterprise
Monday, February 22, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI introduced new platform updates to increase the control, protection, privacy, and confidence of today’s engineering teams.
Business leaders are concerned with the growth of remote-only and its impact on security. In fact, research shows 28 percent of leaders in 2020 were anticipated to prioritize improving application security capabilities ...
Adjust joins TikTok for business marketing program
Thursday, February 4, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Following another banner year for TikTok, app marketing platform Adjust announced it has joined the TikTok For Business Marketing Partner Program. As a mobile measurement partner, Adjust will help advertisers create, optimize, target, and measure their ad campaigns on the leading destination for short-form mobile video.
The partnership includes an integration for Adj...
Mobile app direct selling advertisements is finally opening up
Monday, February 1, 2021 by Todd Wooten
Cohorts, encrypted IDs, anti-trust, and privacy restrictions all make for a very hectic and complicated new world for digital ad tech, especially for the supply-side of mobile applications. Moving as protectionism, the big tech triopoly is working to keep their advertising and data wheels churning together; DSPs and Exchanges are working to keep the platforms privacy-ha...
IPFS has been integrated into Brave
Thursday, January 28, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
IPFS has been integrated into Brave, the fast, privacy-oriented browser, reinventing the Web for users, publishers and advertisers.
Incorporated into today’s Brave desktop browser update (version 1.19), Brave’s 24 million monthly active users can now access content directly from IPFS by resolving ipfs:// URIs via a gateway or installing a full IPFS ...
Why blockchain is the future
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Richard Harris
The fears from the pandemic have naturally placed more focus on wearables helping us monitor our health, fitness, and keeping us better connected.
Companies such as Apple, Samsung, Fitbit, and others are flooding the market with health and fitness devices to help mankind to stay healthy and happier. I believe we will see even more companies entering this space and mo...
Motorola predicts what working from home could look like
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
With no change in the WFH environment coming without a COVID-19 vaccine, tech companies will focus on developing and enhancing camera and audio improvements, changes in collaboration technologies, and increased focus on ergonomic designs and larger, moveable, and portable displays.
Work from home smart technology improvements
The office will likely transform from ...
Enterprise blockchain adoption will increase in 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Richard Harris
One significant trend witnessed in 2020 was the wave of large enterprises moving to execute their business logic in Layer 2 networks and simply using Layer 1 for consensus and arbitration. This combination offers enterprises the best of both public networks — with superior, distributed trust - and private networks — with lower costs and better scalability, p...
New prediction says Blockchain will power web3
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
In the coming year, companies will modify their approaches to developing technology and products. The hype of Artificial Intelligence, Microservices, and Low Code – No Code platforms have played out and companies will make adjustments to decrease complexity and increase efficiencies.
Microservices Adoption to Recede in 2021
Microservices will see a decline i...
Zero trust framework no longer optional 2021 predictions
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
There’s no doubt that COVID-19 and the shift to remote work have accelerated Zero Trust adoption in the enterprise. In 2021 and the following years, implementing a Zero Trust approach will become essential to protecting every enterprise, regardless of industry. This is due to the increasing volume of cyberthreats that organizations and individuals face on a regula...
Mobile ads are about to get annoying says Brainium Studios
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The new year will usher in a new definition of “mobile” in mobile gaming apps. Currently, mobile gaming apps have been synonymous with gaming on our phones. But, with the non-stop innovation in IoT and the looming promises of 5G, the “mobile” in mobile gaming is about to refer to everything from refrigerators to mirrors to spaceships. Wherev...
Mobile app growth and revenue to remain strong in 2021
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Richard Harris
Making predictions for mobile advertising in 2021 is challenging, given how much the industry has changed in 2020 and the uncertainty ahead. Lockdowns and social distancing in 2020 accelerated the rise of digital, allowing many mobile apps to increase downloads and revenue.
Even if the COVID-19 crisis comes to an end in 2021, mobile app growth and rev...
GameRefinery makes its iOS download and revenue data available free
Thursday, December 24, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
The data elves at mobile game insight and analytics specialist GameRefinery are bringing some much-needed Christmas cheer to all mobile game developers by making its download and revenue data for 100k iOS games available for free. Following its acquisition of market insight provider Reflection in early 2020, GameRefinery has been gradually integrating the data into its ...
iOS 14 IDFA opt in updates
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Forced to rethink the advertising model of today, developers will need to be educate consumers about privacy to incentivize their users to opt-in. Consumers could expect to see an uptick in apps requiring a fee to download or an ongoing subscription fee. Marketers who want to continue to offer Apple users personalized mobile advertising should start to bulk up their fir...
How to avoid mobile phone apps from leaking your personal data
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Most people have dozens of mobile phone apps installed on their phone, tablet, or even their smartwatch. In fact, the average person has about 60 to 90 mobile phone apps on their phone. Out of all those apps, many of them could be leaking your personal data. How can you protect yourself? One of the primary ways is by installing a VPN, but there are other ways, too. Here...
AppsFlyer releases mobile attribution solution for Apple’s App Clips
Monday, November 2, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
AppsFlyer released a mobile attribution solution for Apple’s App Clips, Apple’s shortcut to completing a single app function or task quickly and seamlessly.
The pandemic is driving increased use of mobile devices from shopping online to hybrid shopping experiences like BOPIS and curbside pickup. With the holiday season upon us, brands have an opportunity ...
How to unlock mobiles hidden data trove without touching privacy
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by Todd Wooten
If it feels like the privacy conversation has swallowed advertising, you’re not alone. Gartner predicts global compliance spending will reach $8 billion by 2022—a figure that doesn’t include dramatic operational changes for advertisers, especially around data usage and media buying. But all the talk about personally identifiable information (PII) misse...
Apps selling data can monetize in safer ways
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by Scott Walsh
Your data is everywhere. You give it away, knowing and unknowingly, all of the time. The most ubiquitous and nefarious, of these applications that harvest data are often with you all the time; they live on your smartphone. The wide availability of insights on consumer behaviors has given rise to a robust data economy that now subsidizes costs so people can have apps and...
Silicon Labs collides with Amazon to create Amazon Sidewalk
Monday, September 21, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Silicon Labs announces a collaboration with Amazon to support Amazon Sidewalk, a shared network created by neighbors who share a small portion of Wi-Fi bandwidth to help their devices work better at home and beyond the front door.
Silicon Labs’ wireless solutions for Amazon Sidewalk will enable developers to create IoT products with encrypted cloud communicatio...