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Fool Advertising Trackers with Mozilla’s ‘Track This’

Nobody likes annoying internet advertisements, that’s for sure. And it’s even creepier when you visit one website, do the web’s equivalent of a little window-shopping, and suddenly find ads for that site plastered over every other site you’re looking at. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Pepsi Considered Defending Gamers With A Billboard In Space

Imagine looking into the calm night sky and, in the foreground of a galaxy of shimmering stars, seeing a confrontational space advertisement demanding justice for gamers. Last weekend, the website Futurism reported that PepsiCo recently considered launching an “orbital billboard” in space to promote its campaign… Read more…

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Discover Who is Paying For Political Ads in Your Area (and How Much) With This Tool

If you watch television, then chances are you also watch your fair share of political ads. When most radio, television, satellite, and cable providers air a political ad, they’re required to submit a political file to the FCC. The idea behind the forms is to allow the public the opportunity to track a station’s deals…Read […]

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Real Toyota Heads Will Know What the Toyota Supra Super Bowl Ad Was a Callback To

The Toyota MR2 and the Toyota Supra are both classics, the latter being relaunched this year, as we all know. Toyota’s Super Bowl ad saying as much last night was pretty boring on the surface, but was actually a pretty deep cut, stretching all the way back to the ‘80s and, yes, the delightful MR2. […]

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If Half of U.S. Drivers are Women, Why Aren’t Auto Manufacturers Doing a Better Job of Marketing to Them?

Picture a car advertisement. Commercial, billboard, magazine ad—chances are, you’re bombarded with plenty of ‘em all day. Now imagine who’s driving the car. Maybe they’re speeding down the street in a crossover, sending skirts and newspapers flying. Maybe a super cool celebrity is cruising down a long desert road,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Get YouTube’s Dark Mode (and Ditch Ads) with ‘YouTube Vanced’ for Android

Android: For whatever reason, Google has yet to give its Android YouTube app the long-awaited update that finally unlocks dark mode. iOS users can dark mode. Web viewers can dark mode. But Android? It’s the light side or nothing (at least, as of when we wrote this article).Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Here’s How Internet Ads Follow You Around

Internet ads are so invasive that we can’t blame you for thinking that Facebook is listening to you talk. It’s probably not, but it is helping ad networks track you across the internet and across your apps. Tech public policy expert Chris Yiu recently tweeted 14 different ways that ads follow you around the internet,…Read […]

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Nintendo Fan Account Flagged On Twitter For Image Of Man Putting On Princess Peach Mask

The excellent Supper Mario Broth—a blog dedicated to weird and fun tidbits of Nintendo history—has had its Twitter account flagged as “sensitive” after it posted an image of…an actor putting on a giant Princess Peach mask.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How to Remove Pregnancy and Baby Ads From Your Facebook Feed 

Maybe you bought a baby shower gift off an online registry. Or maybe you googled “ovulation calculator.” Or maybe a bunch of your friends have infants and you liked one of their posts. Whatever the reason, your Facebook feed is now flooded with ads for pregnancy and baby products, and it is the worst.Read more… […]

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This Free Ad Blocker for Samsung Phones Also Kills Bloatware and Manages App Permissions

There are plenty of great ad blockers to choose from, but most just delete the ads or replace them with something less offensive. If you’re looking for an ad blocker that can do a little more (and you have a Samsung phone) here’s a new app worth checking out.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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