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.
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Spotify is preparing a new way of delivering ads to podcast listeners, using information the company knows about users to deliver targeted ads instead of preset ads that are included in the podcast.
Comcast has announced that those looking to advertise on TV can use a new service which helps better target ads at the appropriate audience. It said targeting audiences in the past was guesswork.
Twitter has issued an apology to users after security information, including phone numbers and email addresses, was inadvertently used for targeted ads. This data was not available to third parties.
Several Mozilla Fellows have released a new extension called Fuzzify.me. The add-on will collect up all the ads you see on Facebook and let you know why you are being shown those specific ads.
Google has announced that it will now be offering the powers of machine learning to advertisers over the coming months so that they can maximize their revenue by delivering targeted ads.
WhatsApp's recent Terms of Service changes that would allow the messenger to share user data with Facebook, have come under the scanner in Italy and the company could be fined for it.