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Your iPhone won't be as nosy

Aug 22, 2011
Apple is asking developers to stop using a tracking feature in apps....
Posted In: advertising, do not track, iPhone

No anonymity on social networks! Why the hell not?!

Jul 26, 2011
Over the weekend Google+ let loose a tempest in its shiny new teapot when the company expelled folks using fake names on the social network. By all...
Posted In: advertising, Facebook, google +, search, social media, Web Culture, world

Showing up unaware in Ads on Facebook

Jul 25, 2011
Last year Facebook came up with the idea of using your name and image to sell products to your Facebook friends on third party sites. Creepy, right...
Posted In: advertising

Companies are not following their own Do-Not-Track policies

Jul 13, 2011
That's according to a recent study from Stanford's Center for Internet and Society. While Congress wrestles with online privacy legislation, the...
Posted In: advertising, Congress, do not track, House

Yahoo! is reading your emails and still forcing me to type that stupid exclamation point at the end of its name*

Jul 11, 2011
Yahoo! is drawing the ire of a consumer lobby group called Which? (you'd think the two companies would get along given their shared penchant for...
Posted In: advertising, email, Gmail, Google, Yahoo

Google to launch data exchange?

Jul 11, 2011
That's what Ad Age says, citing anonymous sources....
Posted In: advertising, Google

Twitter to suck more

Jun 24, 2011
That's because sponsored tweets are about to find their way into your tweet stream. Twitter has had things like sponsored trends and sponsored...
Posted In: advertising, Facebook, Twitter

"Kinect is amazing and everyone loves it. Let's put ads all over it!" - Microsoft

Jun 21, 2011
Okay, that's a bit of a paraphrase. Today Microsoft will announce NUads (short for natural user-interface ads) for the Xbox Kinect system. It lets...
Posted In: advertising, kinect, Microsoft, Twitter

Facebook paying you to watch ads

May 6, 2011
This is a new program that Facebook is trying out where you get Facebook Credits in exchange for watching some ads. It's an expansion of an earlier...
Posted In: advertising, credits, Facebook

Groupon gets rid of Trump ads

Apr 29, 2011
Groupon has announced "The Apprentice" ads won't be allowed on its site after someone posted an online petition to boycott Groupon on the belief...
Posted In: advertising, groupon

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