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CAN-SPAM - Looking Ahead & Looking Global

This week OTA / the Internet Society joined nearly 90 individuals and organizations submitting comments in response to the US Federal Trade Commission call for comments in regard to the CANSPAM Act.  By most accounts, the interactive marketing industry and email community have demonstrated a commitment towards compliance and the overall user experience.  Based on OTA's own research businesses are unsubscribing t

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Whitelisting Ads Vs. Scorched Earth: What's The Best Approach?

By some accounts, there are more than 200 variants of ad-blocking solutions, many of which utilize whitelisting that allows certain ads through when they adhere to specific rules. While an ad blocker that doesn’t block all ads may sound like an oxymoron, I argue that whitelisting may be critical for the long-term sustainability of ad-supported services.

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Responsible, Coordinated & Ethical Vulnerability Disclosures

Updated April 10, 2017

OTA Joins coalition submitting comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) to Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity highlighting the need for vulnerability reporting mechanisms.  Read more>

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A New Chapter for OTA

I would like to share exciting news.  Today OTA has announced it has joined forces with the Internet Society (ISOC) and will operate as a key ISOC initiative effective May 1, 2017.  ISOC is a global non-profit with the mission to promote the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world

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Repeal of FCC Privacy Rules; A Sad Day for Consumers

The vote to repeal FCC broadband privacy controls is a sad day for consumers, businesses and the United States.  While the rest of the world is increasingly recognizing privacy as a basic human right, Congress has failed the U.S.

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Why the Insurance Industry Will Never Be the Same After the Mirai DDoS Attack

Guest Blog from Pascal Millaire, Symantec

 We are entering a new era for global insurers, where business interruption claims are no longer confined to a limited geography, but can simultaneously impact seemingly disconnected insureds globally. This creates new forms of systemic risks that could threaten the solvency of major insurers if they do not understand the silent and affirmative cyber risks inherent in their portfolios.  

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Drones - Privacy, Transparency and Accountably

Today a multi-stakeholder group convened by the U.S.

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