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Taking Down the Dark Net: For once hackers are actually doing something really good: cracking down on child pornography. Anonymous is going after on an underground child pornography forum called Lolita City. Anonymous is calling this latest crusade OpDarkNet after the “dark net,” an underground part of the Internet that is hidden from most users unless they know how to find it. The dark net is an unfortunate byproduct of a service called TOR, which lets anyone host websites and browse the Web anonymously through a suite of software. TOR was originally intended to give activists a safe place to communicate away from the prying eyes of oppressive governments; but as with many features of the Web, in the wrong hands, they can be used for bad things. Gawker
Google Takes Back Google Plus: For a while now the Zuck has been the most “circled” person on Google Plus; but finally Google’s own Larry Page has overtaken the Zuck: Page has been circled by 600,871 Google Plus users, compared to Zuckerberg’s 598,903. The Daily Dot
Video of the Day: Do the hairball!
Tumblr of the Day: Obama is really staying on top of his digital media game: he has a Tumblr for his 2012 campaign. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure he’s the first president or high-up government official to use Tumblr for campaigning efforts. Obama 2012
Meme of the Day: Kanye West lyrics meet “Saved by the Bell” stills: a match made in heaven. BuzzFeed
Inside one media company’s strategy to monetize the Fifa World Cup
Soccer media business Footballco has spent most of 2022 trying to make hay while the sun is shining.
Publishers continue to evaluate cost-cutting in Q4, with economic and budgetary pressures mounting
The wave of cost-cutting measures in Q3 is still flowing into Q4, with publishers under pressure to keep expenses down at a time of continuing economic uncertainty and budget planning.
Member ExclusiveMedia Briefing: Publishers’ Q3 earnings reports show promise, but not without sacrifice
Publishers' third quarter earning reports are in.
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A new entrant in the data-driven linear TV measurement space aims to fill a gap left by Microsoft’s Xandr
As Xandr shuts down its Clypd platform, datafuelX's M3 SaaS product aims to solve some of the multi-currency, multi-platform problems with investing in convergent TV today.
Member ExclusiveDigiday+ Research: Publishers are a lot less pessimistic about subscriptions amid economic downturn
Publishers are clearly pessimistic about how the economy will affect their revenues from ad sales, but there is significantly less pessimism about how subscriptions will fare, Digiday+ Research found.