Digital Daily Dozen 1/24/2014

Microsoft, Machinima ‘Native’ Ad YouTube Blunder Risks FTC Ire

Native advertising can be a murky — and if not done right, illegal — business. Just ask Microsoft. YouTube Creators Failed to Disclose Campaign Videos Were Sponsored.

http://adage.com/article/digital/microsoft-machinima-native-youtube-blunder-risks-ftc-ire/291273/

Revenge-Porn King Hunter Moore Indicted on Federal Charges
Hunter Moore, who has been called “the most hated man on the Internet” for his alleged operation and defense of a revenge-porn website, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury, according to an official at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.
http://newsfeed.time.com/2014/01/23/revenge-porn-king-hunter-moore-indicted-by-fbi/#ixzz2rKavQaDN

WHITE HOUSE REJECTS PRIVACY BOARD FINDINGS
The White House said it rejected an analysis from the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board that found the program collecting Americans’ telephone data illegal and ineffective. White House press secretary Jay Carney said members of the administration "simply disagree with the board’s analysis on the legality."

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/196252-white-house-rejects-privacy-boards-findings

WHY COMPANIES WANT CONGRESS TO TELL THEM WHAT TO DO AFTER DATA BREACHES
It’s the kind of top-down, one-size-fits-all, heavy-handed regulation that corporate America despises. The exact type of mandate that businesses pay lobby shops millions to tweak and twist into oblivion. Except this time, America’s big-box stores are begging Congress to boss them around.

http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/01/why-companies-want-congress-tell-them-what-do-after-data-breaches/77429/

IN THE LATEST BATTLE TO PROFIT FROM CONTROL OF THE NET, THE CONSUMER IS STUCK IN THE MIDDLE
Consumers complaining of poor Netflix and YouTube streams on certain ISP networks are the pawns in a fight over internet business models. Too bad knowing why this happens doesn’t fix this problem.

http://gigaom.com/2014/01/23/in-the-latest-battle-to-profit-from-control-of-the-internet-the-consumer-is-stuck-in-the-middle/

Google Goes for TV Ad Dollars Amid Digital Shift
Google could capture about 6% of TV advertising spending by 2020, or $20 billion a year, according to one estimate. Susan Wojcicki, Google’s SVP of advertising, sees nearly all advertising eventually going digital. "Advertisers will have to go where the users go."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthof/2014/01/22/look-out-television-already-the-king-of-online-ads-google-goes-for-the-big-prize/

Hulu Grows Viewing Time by Redesigning Apps
Last year’s redesign of the Hulu Plus app for smart TVs and connected devices resulted in an increase of more than 30% in average minutes viewed, according to reps for the video website. The new design also offers easier access to the shows users regularly watch.

http://gigaom.com/2014/01/23/redesigning-its-tv-apps-helped-hulu-to-grow-viewing-time-by-30-percent/

Pope Francis Describes Internet as ‘Gift from God’
Pope Francis has praised the Internet, calling it a "gift from God" in a newly released statement. Still, the pontiff has some reservations about the new digital age: "The speed with which information is communicated exceeds our capacity for reflection and judgment."

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/pope-francis-explains-why-internet-gift-god-2D11980293

CBS Affil To Use Google Glass At Super Bowl

TV viewers will get a firsthand view of the Super Bowl experience from the perspective of John Kucko, reporter and sports anchor at Rochester, N.Y., CBS affiliate. Using a head-up display and the forward-facing cameras, Kucko will broadcast the unique sights and sounds of the week-long festivities leading up to the big game.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnnosta/2014/01/22/google-glass-and-cbs-just-scored-the-first-super-bowl-touchdown/

TV Tops Second Screen For Viewers’ Attention

Most TV viewers are not fully focused on the second screen when it comes to multitasking while watching traditional TV programs. More than three-quarters of TV viewers are "primarily focused" on watching TV programming.

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/218047/tv-tops-second-screen-for-viewers-attention.html

How our culture of surveillance dictates our lives (Commentary)

We live in a culture of surveillance, one few of us can escape. Our predicament is one of our own making. Long before the National Security Agency took center stage, we were deploying ever more sophisticated ways of keeping a close watch on each other.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/cybertruth/2014/01/24/how-pervasive-surveillance-influences-how-we-live/4808699/

Netflix-Like Algorithm Drives New College-Finding Tool

As an admissions counselor at Valparaiso University, Daniel Jarratt noticed that few high-school students really knew what they were looking for in a college. For all the talk about the importance of college choice, most students Jarratt spoke to knew of a few colleges they wanted to attend but couldn’t articulate exactly why.

http://chronicle.com/blogs/data/2014/01/23/netflix-like-algorithm-drives-new-college-finding-tool/

Technology Is Changing Business Decision Making

On Nasdaq, trading bots exchange a billion shares a day. Online, advertisers bid on hundreds of thousands of keywords a minute, in deals greased by heuristic solutions and optimization models rather than two-martini lunches. The number of variables and the speed and volume of transactions are just too much for humans.

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/523646/the-power-to-decide/

The Digital Daily Dozen is distributed weekdays (usually) by Dom Caristi as a service of the BSU Digital Policy Institute. The articles are culled from various e-newsletters. The content is not original – only their compilation in this mailing is.