Digital Daily Dozen 1/27/2014

Dish and DirecTV Combine Addressable Ad Efforts for Political Campaigns

Dish Network and DirecTV are combining their sales efforts for addressable TV advertising for political campaigns. The partnership will allow political campaigns to use both operators’ addressable capabilities to target commercials at a household level, the companies said.

Snapchat-iquette, from the eyes of Millennials

While Instagram feeds have been infiltrated by parents and grandparents, the world of Snapchat is still largely Millennial territory. Snapchat is much more than “just another app.” It lives in a unique sweet-spot for Millennials, providing a new level of intimacy while at the same time preserving a certain distance.

Courtney Love Wins Twitter Defamation Trial

A California jury decided that Courtney Love shouldn’t be held liable for a tweet directed at her former attorney. The case is believed to be the first trial in the U.S. involving allegations of defamation on Twitter. Rhonda Holmes was hired by Love to handle a fraud case against those managing the estate of Kurt Cobain.

Microsoft says law enforcement documents likely stolen by hackers

Documents linked with law enforcement inquiries appear to have been stolen in recent phishing attacks on certain employee email accounts, Microsoft said.

Court Delays FilmOn X Appeal, Leaves Ban

Streaming TV service FilmOn X suffered another setback in court this week, when an appellate panel said it won’t rule on the company’s request to lift an injunction against it until after the Supreme Court decides whether Aereo is legal. The order leaves FilmOn X unable to stream TV shows in the U.S., except three states.

“Object Recognition” is the Next Big Thing in Video

The technology is here that allows information in video to be gathered and processed by computers without someone having to manually view it. That’s a big step with major implications for everyone.

The Republican National Committee has formally renounced the “dragnet” surveillance program at the NSA. During its winter meeting in Washington, the committee overwhelmingly approved a measure calling for lawmakers to end the program and create a special committee to investigate domestic surveillance efforts.

The British government may be doing its best to ignore the surveillance scandal, despite the relatively full official response it’s elicited in the US, but thanks to a coalition of privacy campaigners it seems the tactic won’t work for much longer.

Tag, You’re It: Audience Targeting Shifting From Browsers To Pages

For all the debate surrounding the role cookies play — for better or worse — in consumer audience targeting, the next big battle won’t take place on users’ browsers so much as it will on publishers’ pages. Companies ranging from Google to Nielsen to the biggest and baddest of Big Data’s big aggregators are in a race.

Netflix and Future of Television: Outside the Box
Last autumn, in Netflix’s annual "Long-Term View" report to shareholders, the company argued that "the linear TV experience," with its programs offered at set times, "is ripe for replacement." "We are to cable networks as cable networks were to broadcast networks."

Comcast Brings Online Olympics Coverage to TV
Over the past few Olympics, NBC has shown more live coverage over the Internet than it has on TV. For the upcoming Winter Games, subscribers of Comcast’s Xfinity TV will be able to tap the breadth of that online coverage on their big screens for the first time.

Dish’s Hopper Legal Win Against Fox Still Stands
A federal appeals court has denied broadcaster 21st Century Fox’s appeal to make Dish Network’s Hopper ad-skipping service temporarily unavailable to consumers. Fox "failed to show a likelihood of success in its claims of copyright infringement and breach of contract."

Refrigerator Caught Sending Spam Emails

An Internet-enabled refrigerator was identified as the source of a major email spam attack. The attack is considered the first spam attack stemming from a device associated with the "Internet of Things," a phrase used to described Internet-enabled appliances.

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.