What information do Facebook advertisers know about me?

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/23/what-do-facebook-advertisers-know-about-me/ This is the question Facebook poses and (sort-of-but-not-really) answers in the latest addition to its Hard Questions series. It’s the social network’s latest attempt to claw back some respect … Read more

Ad-blocker and privacy tool Ghostery goes open source, and has new ways to make money

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/09/ghostery-ad-blocker-goes-open-source/ In an attempt to improve trust and transparency, ad-blocking tool Ghostery has gone open source. It comes after Ghostery was acquired by Cliqz last year and raised a few … Read more

Advertisers pull ads from Alex Jones’ YouTube channel because they don’t want to be linked to InfoWars

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/05/advertisers-pull-infowars-alex-jones-ads/ Just over a week ago, YouTube decided to remove an InfoWars video from the Alex Jones’ channel for breaching site rules about harassment. In videos, students who had spoken … Read more

Google explains how Chrome’s new ad filtering feature works — and why it’s not your new ad blocker

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/14/google-chrome-ad-filtering/ Despite the fact that Google has a vested interest in online advertising, the company is about to enable its own built-in ad blocker (of sorts) in Chrome. Starting tomorrow, … Read more

Amazon offers refunds to people who paid to remove ads from Prime Exclusive Phones

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/14/amazon-refunds-prime-exclusive-phone-ad-removal/ For anyone looking to bag a bargain-priced handset, Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones were a great idea. There was just one drawback: lockscreen ads. Of course, there was the option … Read more

Facebook bans ads for cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/31/facebook-bans-cryptocurrency-ico-ads/ Facebook has announced new advertising policies which ban ads for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The ban also applies to ICOs because they are “frequently associated with misleading or deceptive … Read more

TVAddons: Streaming through Kodi addons protects you from malware and cryptocurrency miners

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/tvaddons-kodi-addon-are-great/ Kodi has been the subject of controversy for some time, and addon repository TVAddons has, in particular, been criticized from many quarters. Having recently announced that it will no longer … Read more