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Hardly a month after he exposed the poor security in software deployed by Israeli mobile surveillance firm Cellebrite, Signal creator Moxie Marlinspike has taken a potshot at Facebook's practices of collecting personal data.

Published in Apps

Reset Australia is demanding greater data protections for teenagers after it uncovered a Facebook loophole that allows teenagers to be profiled and targeted with advertising based on a range of age inappropriate interests, such as alcohol, smoking, gambling, and extreme weight loss.

Published in Home Tech

Somewhat buried beneath all the fanfare about the updates to Apple's iOS and iPadOS operating systems on Tuesday was the main dish of the day: the privacy changes that Facebook and some advertisers have been railing about, but which now have to be dealt with.

Published in Open Sauce

Google's Chrome browser, which is the most widely used browser worldwide, will remove most of its ad-blocking ability for all but business users, a report claims.

Published in Home Tech

Media outlets which throw their lot in with Apple's mobile news app will see plenty of traffic but little in terms of revenue as a result, a report claims.

Published in Apps

In a bid to show how lax Google's policing of its ad service is, a non-profit group has bought divisive ads on the search engine's service using Russian roubles and an Russian IP address.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 11:18

Soon, you will be forced to watch ads on YouTube

YouTube video creators will soon be able to force viewers to watch ads on their clips and thus increase the revenue they earn, Google's YouTube has announced via its Creator Insider channel.

Published in Entertainment

Networking gear manufacturer Cisco is pulling all its advertisements from Google's YouTube video site, because it feared that they would appear on unsuitable content, according to a blog post that has now been removed.

Published in Technology Regulation

A new video ad creation tool from CarSales, called AutoAds, is "the first of its type for the Australian auto category", delivering impressive-looking car ads.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 30 November 2017 10:49

YouTube is now censoring demonetised videos: claim

Videos on YouTube that are demonetised due to the nature of their content are also being censored, with code embeds ensuring that they are deprecated in search results, a researcher claims.

Published in Technology Regulation

Google, the company whose former CEO said it had a policy “to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it”, says it will stop scanning personal Gmail accounts to deliver ads.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 08:11

Many big-name firms yet to resume ads on YouTube

Some advertisers who deserted YouTube in the wake of the discovery that racist, anti-Semitic and terrorist videos were running on their ads have returned to using the service, but many prominent names are still holding out.

Published in Strategy

Google seems to be taking advantage of the kerfuffle over YouTube ads appearing on videos that are deemed unsuitable to quietly demonetise news sites that are not mainstream.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 06:47

Facebook to force users to watch ads

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it would be making it more difficult for ad-blockers, which users have in their browsers, to block advertising.

Published in Apps
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Emerging markets aren’t usually blessed with ultrafast wireless broadband, so Facebook is rolling out video-like slideshows for low-bandwidth emerging markets.

Published in Mobility

Although net numbers are often quoted in the billions, ads on smartwatch screens is set to grow to US$68.6 million by 2019.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 16:20

Yahoo7 and ASX partner up in ad deal

Australian shares might not be having a great day but the ASX has at least one reason to smile, announcing a new exclusive advertising partnership with Yahoo7.

Published in Deals
Monday, 11 August 2014 11:46

Google tests new 'Listen Now' music ads

Tech giant Google has found even more ways to cash in on its heavy web traffic, this time unleashing a new ad option for users looking for music and artists through its search engine, with direct links pointing to Google Play, Spotify, Rhapsody and Apple's Beats Music.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 18 July 2013 12:57

Facebook back on front foot

Facebook is back in the good books, announcing an 18% year-on-year boost in monthly active users in the US and 22% in the UK.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 29 August 2011 13:36

HP's DeadPad still pads outdoor ads: bad?

HP's TouchPad ads still grace Sydney's streets and advertising billboards despite the fact the company has killed what was arguably the best challenger to the iPad thus far: advertising nothing like nothing else?

Published in Fuzzy Logic




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