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“You Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They Used It For Ads”

“A group of academic researchers from Northeastern University and Princeton University, along with Gizmodo reporters, have used real-world tests to demonstrate how Facebook’s latest deceptive practice works. They found that Facebook harvests user phone numbers for targeted advertising in two … Continue reading

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“Rise of Ad-Blocking Software Threatens Online Revenue”

“…h one in five smartphone users, or almost 420 million people worldwide, blocking advertising when browsing the web on cellphones. That represents a 90 percent annual increase, according to a new report from PageFair… The use of ad-blocking software has … Continue reading

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“Comcast Merger Could Dominate Market for Local Political Advertising”

“Comcast—the cable television and Internet service giant with extensive ties to the Democratic party—could dominate the market for local political advertising if the company’s proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC) is approved, according to industry sources…. Comcast … Continue reading

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