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How to Stop Twitter From Sharing Your Data with Advertisers

Know before you tweet: Twitter now sells more information about your activity on its platform to third-party advertisers regardless of which privacy options you turn on or off. Users signing onto the service were recently greeted with a push notification informing them that the company changed its privacy policy and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Spotify plans to charge labels and artists for advertising services

Spotify has revealed intentions to charge artists and labels for advertising services in efforts to raise revenue, even though they reported $7.44 billion in 2019. A Bloomberg report notes the streaming behemoth will be offering higher tiered advertising in addition to their Marquee service that allows artists to send push notifications to fans for fees […]

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Join Google and Delete Cheetah Mobile’s Spammy Apps From Your Android

Google recently announced it banned over 600 apps from the Play Store for using aggressive advertising practices. Buzzfeed reports that many were published by relatively popular developers like Cheetah Mobile, which had 45 apps available on the Play Store—some with billions of downloads—before being banned. Read more…

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How to Remove Windows 10’s Annoying Ads Masquerading as ‘Suggestions’

In a perfect world, every new computer with Windows 10 on it—or every new installation of Windows 10—would arrive free of annoying applications and other bloatware that few people need. (Sorry, Candy Crush Saga.) It would also be free of annoying advertising. While that’s not to say that Microsoft is dropping big…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Block Bloated Web Ads With These Hidden Chrome 80 Flags

Chrome 80 dropped yesterday, and the usual advice applies. If your desktop browser hasn’t already updated itself, or you aren’t sure, go visit its “About Google Chrome” page either by clicking on the triple-dot icon in the upper-right corner of your Windows browser or the “Chrome” menu of your Mac browser.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Everything You Like Is Propaganda

A state-funded Russian propaganda agency is sowing discord in America through schmaltzy feel-good social media accounts, say researchers at Clemson University. These accounts, they claim, share clichéd “heartwarming” and “makes you think” content that sometimes goes viral. Then they slip in news that might be designed…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Twitter’s New Rules Against Political Ads Could Silence Health Clinics, Too

Twitter will ban all political topics from its paid ads, Jack Dorsey announced this week. But that means “issue” ads too, which that anything can be banned if the folks in charge (or, more likely, an algorithm that they train) considers the topic too political. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Spinner Incepts Your Friends With Hyper-Targeted Ads

The advertising industry is a cesspool of manipulation and misinformation. And now you can use it to convince your partner to let you get a dog. Or convince them to settle your divorce out of court, because they caught you using hyper-targeted internet ads to convince them to let you get a dog.The Spinner promises […]

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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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