Tag Archives: advertising

Hulu teams with world record Instagram egg on a mental health ad

The world-record Instagram egg, now with 10 million followers and liked over 52 million times, has used its fame for good. After teaming with Hulu, it appeared in a Super Bowl ad promoting mental health awareness, particularly when it comes to (yep)...

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Mozilla says Facebook isn’t transparent enough with political ads

It's not just activist groups complaining that Facebook's browser add-on policies are hurting political ad transparency. Mozilla has sent a letter to the European Commission contending that Facebook's approach is creating a "lack of transparency."...

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Facebook ad blocker safeguards limit political transparency campaigns

Facebook's efforts to protect user data are creating some headaches for attempts to improve accountability for political ads. The Guardian has learned that at least a few political ad transparency campaigns, including those from ProPublica and WhoTa...

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Why Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram cross-service encryption can’t happen

The proof is in the pudding when it comes to suggested end-to-end encryption of a single messaging system between Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Today a statement from Facebook suggests that they’re “working on making more of our messaging products end-to-end encrypted and considering ways to make it easier to reach friends and family across networks.” But it’s not that sentence … Continue reading

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NPR-led system will track podcast listening behavior

Podcast creators typically don't know much about your listening habits. They can track downloads, but they seldom know when you've skipped an ad or left an episode unfinished. NPR, however, aims to fix that

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Capcom pulls in-game ads from ‘Street Fighter V’

Were you less than thrilled with Capcom throwing ads into Street Fighter V? You'll be glad to hear that they're gone, at least for now

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‘Street Fighter V’ will display in-game ads starting December 11th

Fighting game fans are used to seeing ads in tournaments, but now they're infiltrating the games themselves. Capcom is introducing "sponsored content" to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on December 11th to promote its purchasable bundles, costumes...

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Google cracks down on fraudulent ad bounty hunters

Google’s latest update on Online Security for apps seems to suggest that they mean serious business. They’ve recently taken targeted action against a set of fraudulent app developers and codes that’ve been collecting ad bounties in ways that are … basically just not cool. These developers in this case were guilty of App Install Attribution Abuse – which is basically … Continue reading

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YouTube free Hollywood movies come with ads unsurprisingly

YouTube is starting to stream movies for free. No, we don’t mean those “low-production” indie movies or, worse, unauthorized copies of copyrighted films.

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Facebook carried ads from mysterious pro-Brexit group for months

While Facebook might be making strides in clamping down on fake news and shady political ads, there appear to have been holes in its strategy. The UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee has published data showing that Facebook carried ads...

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