“SpotX is a hosted advertising management platform that provides targeted advertisement insertion and scheduling, campaign management and reporting on a real-time basis primarily used in the monetization of online video content.” – Source
Ethical design violations
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High: found on 3.4% of surveyed sites (250 instances observed).
- “SpotX’s platform for streaming video ads enables advertisers to target their campaigns against particular contextual, geographic, interest or demographic criteria associated with the website or browser” Source
- “SpotX may also make requests to multiple third-party data vendors for additional anonymous user audience information that is used for targeting, analytic and reporting purposes … the third-party data vendors may provide SpotX with [data] that can be merged with existing [data].”
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