Weekly DaaS Roundup for Feb 8, 2024

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Top Story of the Week

Were We Wrong About the Value of First-Party Data? by James Hercher, AdExchanger
How valuable is first-party data?

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Microsoft in deal with Semafor to create news stories with aid of AI chatbot by Anna Nicolaou, Financial Times  
Will we see AI companies get exclusive rights to content?

Website Change Detection: Challenges and Best Practices for Web Scraping Pipelines by Web Scraping Club  
The art and science of crawling the web.

Finance worker pays out $25 million after video call with deepfake ‘chief financial officer’ by Heather Chen and Kathleen Magramo, CNN  
Deep fakes will certainly accelerate phishing attacks.

Why Credit Card Data still makes money by Alex Izydorczyk, CEO of Cybersyn
Credit card data is still one of the most valuable datasets ... though very hard to get outside the US.

Cyber Command, NSA usher in Haugh as new chief by Martin Matishak, The Record
After nearly six years, Army Gen. Paul Nakasone on Friday handed over the reins to U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency. Air Force Gen. Timothy Haugh assumes the dual-role.

Taylor Swift has bad blood with student tracking celebrity flights via public info by Justine Calma, The Verge
All data newsletters must mention Taylor Swift.

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participating are the CEOs of: Accuweather, Acxiom, Affinity Solutions, Airbyte, Alation, Anteraid, Atlan, Babel Street, Bombora, Bright Data, CareJourney, Chainalysis, Clearbit, Consumer Edge Research, Corelogic, CostQuest, Crossbeam, cvent, Cybersyn, Datavant, Enigma, Facteus, FiscalNote, G2, H1, IPInfo, Kaggle, Lightbox, LightCast, M Science, MadHive, Moore, Pelmorex, People Data Labs, Peraton, Pipedream, Pipl, Placer AI, Planet Labs, Quad, Recorded Future, Samba, SafeGraph, SalesIntel, Simplifi, Simulmedia, Sojern, Spade, Verisk, YipitData, ZoomInfo, and more
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