Controlling Wayward Affiliates – Part 2

  Please join us for Part 2 of our Controlling Affiliates Mastermind Webinar series which will take place on Thursday, April 25th.  Last month, Will Treves shared how Ask manages search marketing affiliates that promote browser extensions on their behalf. For...

Controlling Wayward Affiliates

We just finished another terrific webinar today. The subject: How to Control Wayward Affiliates. Special guest and CleanApps.org member Will Treves of Ask generously shared what he called “the Ask playbook” on how to combat this very difficult and perennial challenge....

Surprise! Your Website May Be Blocked!

Surprise: Your website may be blocked and you don’t even know it!  Here’s how to find out Did you know that your website may be blocked without your knowledge? That people who click on your link can’t view the contents, and this can happen even if they clicked on the...

Op-Ed in the Financial Times Praises CleanApps.org

The Financial Times recently published an Op-Ed by former U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and Federal Reserve Board Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin. It argues that cross-industry work by organizations like AppEsteem.com, CleanApps.org, and many cybersecurity companies to promote standards and foster a fair app marketplace is a boon for consumers and could potentially transform the internet.

Section 230 News – Enigma vs. MalwareBytes

Because it immunizes ISPs for liability that others produce on their websites (think YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook), Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 has been the subject of extensive scholarly debate. On the one hand, it’s praised for enabling...

Should Deceptors Get a Grace Period?

If Yes, for How Long?   For the last several months, many responsible businesses have been working like mad to comply with new app requirements that AppEsteem – a company that certifies apps – and Microsoft announced (regarding Unwanted Software) they would apply...