Tag Archives: advertising

Google uses AI to place ads across the internet

Google's ubiquitous AdSense ads are already heavily automated by their nature (they're targeted based on a look at a site's content), but it's taking that hands-off approach one step further. The search firm has officially launched Auto Ads, a syste...

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Facebook to combat Russian election interference by mailing postcards

As the US continues to uncover the effects of Russian manipulation on its elections, Facebook has found itself desperately trying to fix its platform to eliminate interference and regain trust.

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Facebook will send postcards to verify US election ad buyers

Facebook has a new yet very old solution to fighting Russian manipulation attempts during future US elections: conventional mail. Global policy program director Katie Harbath has revealed that the social network will send postcards to verify the ide...

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Google Chrome ad blocking: What you need to know

A day of reckoning is nearly upon us. After announcing that it was preparing an ad blocker for Chrome way back in June, Google is finally ready to send the feature live

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Alcatel apps just went adware on us

Alcatel apps for Alcatel phones have just been updated to include advertisements.

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YouTube ads hacked to mine cryptocurrency via visitors’ CPUs

Cryptocurrency has become a hot topic over the last several months, and one of the frustrating trends growing alongside it is the practice of websites secretly using visitors’ CPUs through the browser to mine digital currency. While some websites do this intentionally as an alternate method of funding, other times it’s invasive ad networks using plugins to take advantage of … Continue reading

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eHarmony can’t claim its matches are ‘scientific’ anymore

Turns out that dating service eHarmony has a weird definition of "science" when the law comes knocking. An ad in the London subway system triggered the UK's Advertising Standards Agency to call the "scientifically proven" matching system "misleading,...

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Amazon is reportedly looking to feature more Alexa ads

Last week, CNBC reported that Amazon had big plans for its online ad business in 2018 and was looking into moving its advertisements beyond its own sites and products. Now it appears that Amazon is also interested in placing more ads on Alexa, accord...

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YouTube just blocked FireTV in Google Amazon row (for realsies this time)

Starting today, Amazon Fire TV officially joins the retail war between Google and Amazon.

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30 fossilized dinosaur eggs found on Christmas day in China

Construction workers in China discovered a cache of fossilized dinosaur eggs on Christmas day. The eggs, which were found in what appears to be a dinosaur nest, are described as being in great condition, a fortunate reality considering the use of explosives in the area during the construction process. The preserved nest and egg cache is located on a site … Continue reading

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