Tag Archives: advertising

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook doesn’t use your mic for ad targeting

During today's joint hearing before the Senate Judiciary & Commerce Committees, CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced one question that addresses a privacy concern you've probably heard about: whether or not Facebook listens in on your conversations via micr...

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Parent groups say YouTube defies underage data-collection laws

The Federal Trade Commission has been asked to, once again, investigate Google's practices around its YouTube Kids platform. A group of child-safety organizations accuse the search giant of violating child protection laws by collecting data, and usin...

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Twitter may be the next to ban cryptocurrency ads

Twitter may soon join Facebook and Google in cracking down on ads for cryptocurrency-related products.

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Why Android-toting iPhone X copycats are smart

Before iPhone X had a display notch, Essential Phone did it. Here’s why Android phone manufacturer’s didn’t copy that notch until Apple’s big reveal: Advertising. Apple spends millions on video spots and hype in all forms to sell as many iPhones as possible.

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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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