Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for April 12. I’m senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here’s what’s going on:

  • Clubhouse data leak.
  • Mobile deals heat up.
  • Media burnout.

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A user of the social media app Clubhouse shows her smartphone with the logo of the audio application.Christoph Dernbach/picture alliance via Getty Images

Scraped personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users has reportedly leaked online

  • Over a million Clubhouse users have had their personal data leaked for free, Cyber News reported.
  • The social media app, popular for its audio community, is the latest to have user records posted in a hacker forum.
  • LinkedIn and Facebook user data has also been exposed online within the past week.

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Apple’s upcoming privacy changes are sparking a wave of mobile advertising consolidation. Here are 7 companies experts say could be acquired next.

  • Apple’s move to limit ad tracking has sparked a rush of M&A and IPOs from mobile ad firms, I reported.
  • AppLovin, Vungle, and Digital Turbine have all made big bets on mobile adtech this year.
  • I spoke with nine experts about the companies that could be acquired next.

Read the story.

Thomson Reuters

Newsrooms are facing a mental health crisis and burnout is driving some journalists to quit

  • The 24-7 news cycle and the pandemic has led to a burnout crisis in the media industry, Lara O’Reilly and Steven Perlberg reported.
  • Newsrooms are offering on-demand access to therapy and mandating staffers take vacation.
  • Burnout is particularly pronounced for journalists from underrepresented groups.

Read the story.

More stories we’re reading:

  • Salesforce invests $40 million in text-marketing startup Community (Insider)
  • 2 executives leave CBS as it investigates claims they blocked efforts to hire Black journalists and created a hostile work environment (Insider)
  • Subway is laying off hundreds, cutting costs, and abandoning franchisees as rumors fly that the distressed sandwich chain is up for sale (Insider)
  • CBS News veteran Kim Godwin poised to lead ABC News (Variety)
  • Google blocks advertisers from targeting Black Lives Matter YouTube videos (The Markup)
  • Inside the fight for the future of The Wall Street Journal (The New York Times)
  • Google’s secret ‘Project Bernanke’ revealed in Texas antitrust case (Wall Street Journal)

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