Facebook has gone into detail about how it is working on multiple privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) to ensure that it reduces the amount of your data being processed, thereby increasing privacy.
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In a bid to make the internet a safer space for teenagers, Google is making changes to many of its major products. SafeSearch will be enabled by default for teens and YouTube uploads will be private.
YouTube is currently experimenting with a new subscription model in some European countries which allows users to block ads for the price of €6.99 per month. It is dubbed "YouTube Premium Lite".
Facebook has announced that youngsters registering for Instagram will have their accounts set to private by default, and that it will be using AI to prevent unsolicited interactions from adults.
Google has announced that it is slowing down its FLoC efforts "to move at a responsible pace" as the community doesn't quite seem ready for what Google is offering in order to protect user privacy.
UK ad authority body, ASA, has banned an ad for the product 'Eradicator19+' by a company called Go-Vi. The ad is for an air purifier that claims it has been "Proven to destroy Coronavirus* cells".
Facebook recently stated that it will start testing in-headset ads for the Oculus Quest. Blaston was tapped as one of the first games for the trial but the developer has now opted out due to backlash.
Facebook is rolling out in-headset ads inside its Oculus Quest virtual reality system over the coming weeks as part of an effort to help developers build their businesses and generate revenue.
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has filed a lawsuit against IAB Tech Lab that comprises some of the biggest names in the digital ad space for privacy concerns over the usage of user data.
Google has committed to limit how it uses advertising data in order to resolve privacy and competition concerns as it orchestrates its Privacy Sandbox with the UK's Competition and Markets Authority.
Google has vowed to improve interoperability with third-party ad platforms after a French antitrust watchdog found it to be biased towards Google's own marketplace and fined it €220 million (~$268m).
Twitter's latest version on iOS now shows a prompt asking users to allow tracking their activity in return for targeted ads. The prompt is required as part of iOS' App Tracking Transparency feature.
Signal recently created multiple ads to highlight the amount of data collected by Facebook. However, Facebook disabled the company's ad account before these ads could reach their target audiences.
YouTube has introduced a new ad format called brand extensions that will let you get more information about an ad you see on a smart TV and interact with it from your mobile device.
The United States Department of Justice is reportedly investigating Google's intention to get rid of traditional identifying cookies to make way for federated learning that groups users into cohorts.
TikTok is planning on stopping you from avoiding personalized ads on its mobile app starting next month as it seeks to align its advertising policy with those of Facebook, Instagram, and more firms.
Facebook is allowing content creators to monetise one-minute videos with minimally disruptive advertisements. It's also trialling sticker ads in Stories to help creators earn more money.
Google recently announced that it will soon stop individual tracking to preserve user privacy. But what does that mean exactly? We take a deep-dive around its proposed FLoC approach to find out.
Facebook has started a new initiative with the goal of promoting personalized ads as a way to help small businesses grow. It's also updating its ad tools and waiving some fees for businesses.
Microsoft is serving a banner in Settings on the desktop version of Chromium Edge urging users to download the mobile version of the browser and turn on history sync for cross-device experiences.
Google today shared its view on Apple's App Tracking Transparency (ATT) policy changes with iOS 14. It says that app publishers will see a "significant impact" on their Google ad revenue.
Twitter has updated its progressive web app (PWA) with support for the new Birdwatch feature, DM request improvements, and more. The retweet button experience has also changed to its default.
Google today announced that it is bringing audio ads in beta form to marketers, targeted specifically at YouTube users that use the video streaming service to listen to music in the background.
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It appears that publisher 2K Sports has pulled an EA and added unskippable advertisements to its full-priced NBA 2K21 title, just a month after EA received backlash for doing something similar.
Facebook has announced that 2.2 million ads have been rejected after it was found they sought to obstruct voting. Facebook is under a lot of pressure to keep fake news off of its platform.
Facebook is banning anti-vaccination ads in the next few days. However, the ban won't apply to general Facebook posts and ads advocating for or against government policies around vaccines.
Google is following in the footsteps of Facebook in banning political ads after the 2020 U.S. elections close on September 3. The company says this is to prevent confusion ahead of official results.
EA is facing backlash for adding in-game commercials for Amazon's The Boys in UFC 4. The company has now removed the ads and apologized for not communicating changes to players ahead of time.
Google has outlined several measures it is pursuing in order to make online advertising more transparent. One change will let users see the author of an ad and their location information.
Samsung seemingly plans to start showing ads inside system apps on its budget Galaxy M and A devices. It will also show 15-second video ads on the lock screen before a device could be unlocked.
Adobe has started to serve ads for Photoshop and Scan apps on Android's share and 'open with' UI for some users as a test. The ads are mainly shown to users that have Acrobat Reader installed.
Plex and Endemol Shine Group have announced a partnership which will see more free content arrive on Plex. Films including Mr Bean will be available in a number of countries including the U.S. and UK.
Google has announced that it is waiving the ad serving fees for news publishers that use Ad Manager. The move comes as Google tries to lend a helping hand to publications hit by COVID-19.
The California based firm said in the lawsuit that the ads run by the company baited its users. Moreover, Google, Shopify, WordPress have also been targeted through "cloaking", the lawsuit alleges.
Mozilla has launched Firefox Better Web with Scroll as a Test Pilot. It will allow those in the U.S. to pay to remove ads from partner publishers' websites. Non-publishers can still display their ads.
Facebook is working with health organizations worldwide and giving them free ads in order to more fluidly transmit important information about Covid-19 to people all around the world.
In a new blog post, Google explained that, following new standards set by the Coalition for Better Ads, it will be blocking intrusive video ads in Chrome, specifically for shorter videos.
Today, a new subscription service called Scroll has launched to the general public, giving users the ability to browse a wide range of online publications without ads while still supporting them.
According to a new report, Facebook has temporarily canceled its plans to bring ads into the WhatsApp messaging service, after more than a year since it first announced those plans.