Apple’s ‘privacy’ changes undermine international advertising best practices

Apple’s decision to require users to opt-in to its IDFA tracking has understandably disrupted the ad tech ecosystem. Its new measures, albeit now delayed until “early” 2021, ignore current initiatives from the IAB around transparency and privacy-first best practices. The IAB-led initiatives I’m referring to include ads.txt, app-ads.txt, sellers.json, the GDPR Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF), […]

Lightstep helps developers make sense of complex apps with OpenTelemetry Launchers

Distributed tracing company Lightstep has announced the release of OpenTelemetry Launchers, a new solution for understanding complex systems.  The release is based on the open-source project OpenTelemetry, which provides APIs, libraries, agents and collector services to capture distributed traces and metrics. Launcher now connects that data with Lightstep to provide observability and actionable insights, the […]

Diablo IV reworks its skills and talents systems

During its latest quarterly developer update today, Blizzard Entertainment has detailed changes made to Diablo IV‘s skills and talents systems. Blizzard revealed Diablo IV last November. Since then, we’ve been getting small updates on the project from these quarterly developer updates. Diablo IV is a huge game for Blizzard. If it’s successful, it can give […]

Spain's watchdog determines Amazon needs to fulfil mail service rules

MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish antitrust watchdog said on Tuesday it had determined that U.S. giant Amazon <AMZN.O> operates as a mail service in the country and has to comply with specific rules within one month. The CNMC, as the regulator is known, opened a probe in February as it sought to find out whether […]

Coronavirus: Police to be told they can use NHS Covid-19 app

By Rory Cellan-Jones and Leo KelionTechnology reporters Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightGetty Images/NHS Police officers in England and Wales are to be told they can download the NHS Covid-19 app on to their personal smartphones and use them at work. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) issued the guidance after carrying out its own […]

Normalize data with Amazon Elasticsearch Service ingest pipelines

Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) is a fully managed service that makes it easy for you to deploy, secure, and run Elasticsearch cost-effectively at scale. Search and log analytics are the two most popular use cases for Amazon ES. In log analytics at scale, a common pattern is to create indexes from multiple sources. In […]

How AI will revolutionize manufacturing

Ask Stefan Jockusch what a factory might look like in 10 or 20 years, and the answer might leave you at a crossroads between fascination and bewilderment. Jockusch is vice president for strategy at Siemens Digital Industries Software, which develops applications that simulate the conception, design, and manufacture of products like cell phones or smart […]

Monetization strategies for the skyrocketing LatAm mobile game market (VB Live)

Presented by Facebook Audience Network There are hurdles to launching a mobile game internationally, but there’s never been a better time to go global. For insights into what it takes for American publishers to build a world-wide audience, especially in Latin America, join experts from Facebook Audience Network in this VB Live event. Register here […]

ExamSoft’s remote bar exam sparks privacy and facial recognition concerns

Sometimes the light Kiana Caton is forced to use gives her a headache. On top of common concerns that come with taking a state bar exam — like passing the test — Caton has to deal with challenges presented by facial recognition technology. She’s a Black woman, and facial recognition tech has a well-documented history […]