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Pixalate Week in Review: January 24 - 28, 2022

Piotr Boiwka
Jan 28, 2022 8:45:00 AM

This week's review of ad fraud and privacy in the digital advertising space.

Amazon DSP Enables Pixalate Pre-bid Ad Fraud Blocking on Amazon Owned-and-Operated and Third-Party Supply

Pixalate x Amazon DSP

In an effort to reduce invalid traffic (IVT) and ad fraud across Connected TV (CTV), Mobile Apps, and Web supply, Amazon has integrated Pixalate’s pre-bid Blocking ad fraud filtering into the Amazon DSP (demand-side platform) for media buyers. 

Beginning January 2022, Amazon DSP clients will have an opportunity to protect their ad campaigns with Pixalate’s ad fraud blocking technology across: 

  • IPv4 and IPv6 addresses identified as generating invalid traffic (IVT)
  • User agents identified as generating invalid traffic (IVT)
  • Apps delisted from the Google and Apple app stores in the last 6 months
  • Exclude impressions delivered to devices identified to be fraudulent or invalid
  • Apps and domains identified to be generating invalid traffic (IVT)

Read the blog to find more.

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Google replaces FLoC with Topics after privacy doubts

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After the announcement of dismissing the idea of FLoC by Google, the company introduced a new idea for the post-cookie era in advertising - Topics. "The Topics API allows Chrome to determine up to five topics – think things like fitness, travel, books, team sports or rock music – that represent a person’s top interests for a certain week across participating websites (as in, websites that choose to call the Topics API). When someone visits a participating site, the Topics API picks three topics for targeting purposes – one topic from each of the past three weeks – and shares them with that site and its advertising partners to personalize ads to that person," explains AdExchanger.

Americans dismiss behavioral ad targeting 

Approach to ads targeting Media Post

ARF released its annual privacy report showing Americans' approach towards ad targeting. "Between 31% and 43% of consumers rejected being included in a target segment defined by probable age and gender to location tracking and online behavior. A majority would accept inclusion in segments if they could opt in, opt out or receive more relevant ads," according to MediaPost.

Top German publishers, advertisers oppose Google's third-party cookie plan

google cookie floc

A group of hundreds of publishers and advertisers from Germany sent a complaint to the EU competition chief that Google is breaking EU law via its plans of phasing out third-party cookies from Chrome. "They argue that Google’s planned changes will damage their businesses while allowing the Silicon Valley group to collect vast amounts of user data in ways that leave its own ads-based search business unaffected," informs Financial Times.

Messenger implements encrypted chats and calls

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Facebook added end-to-end encrypted group chat and calls into the Messenger app. "End-to-end encryption helps protect a user's conversations by ensuring that only the user and the intended recipient(s) can access the data or messages being sent. Technically, hackers and third parties are shut out from any of the encrypted information," informs MediaPost.

Last week, we informed about the UK government's potential campaign against this move. 

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