2017 finished with cryptocurrency and social media ruling the roost. But, in the spirit of “new year, new me,” governments all over the world are cracking down.
The Donald Trump tweet is synonymous with the insanity of 2017. However, one study has charted the true evolution of his online insanity.
While the focus might be on shadowy Russian forces subverting the internet, three more familiar companies are very noticeably clamping down on free speech.
It’s a radical solution to a growing problem, but Facebook’s idea is certainly worth entertaining, even if it presents obvious problems.
The creator of the Facebook thumb sensationally walked away from his creation, citing grave moral concerns. Which is all well and good for him, but what about us?
A tidal wave of imitation clickbait sites are flooding Facebook. Unfortunately, there seems to be no source, nor solution, to be found.
The selfishness of hackers knows no bounds; while they’re welcome to my banking details or my identity, I’m certainly drawing the line at my Instagram images. On this, I have no filter.
AI technology has now stepped into the retail sphere with a new system that focuses on the individual’s personal needs, consigning the old-world construct of categorizing customers to history.
Every week, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we look at who reigns supreme over the digital ad space, the push toward crowdsourcing automation, and a break-up letter to ad spend.