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Motherboard's Security Tuneup
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

Ad Blockers Are Good for Security, Too

On day four of our security tuneup, we recommend installing and ad-blocker...but consider white listing trusted sites!
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.17.18
YouTube
YouTube

YouTube Is Serving Ads for Hardcore Porn on Trending Videos

The YouTube auto-playing ads lead to a site that shows explicit sex.
Jason Koebler
4.10.18
Facebook
Facebook

Facebook Is Being Sued for Discriminatory Ad Targeting

Housing groups say they were able to create ads that discriminated against mothers, the disabled, and minorities.
Jordan Pearson
3.27.18
Bye Bye
Bye Bye

Everyone Including Twitter Is Sick and Tired of Cryptocurrency Ads

Twitter follows Facebook, Reddit, and Google in banning ads for virtual currencies and ICOs.
Jordan Pearson
3.26.18
Banhammer
Banhammer

Google Joins Facebook In Banning Cryptocurrency Ads

Now two of the biggest digital advertisers have banned ads for ICOs and risky financial products.
Jordan Pearson
3.14.18
suggestion box
suggestion box

Mining Cryptocurrency to Pay for Journalism Is Not the Worst Idea I've Ever Heard

When Salon tried a new way to monetize users with adblockers, everybody hated it.
Jordan Pearson
2.14.18
net neutrality
net neutrality

Burger King Trolled Customers to Perfectly Explain Net Neutrality

In a new ad spot, the fast food chain uses Whoppers to teach customers about net neutrality.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.24.18
Opinión
Opinión

Corporations Have Utterly Failed to Protect Speech

Facebook and Twitter are hurting those they should be protecting.
Jordan Pearson
10.12.17
CloudFlare
CloudFlare

One of the Internet's Gatekeepers Is Eyeing Sneaky Cryptocurrency Miners

Websites are hijacking computers to mine digital coins.
Jordan Pearson
10.6.17
pop up
pop up

Some HTC 10 Smartphone Users Are Getting Ads on Their Keyboards

Ads normally intended for the free version of the TouchPal keyboard have started showing up on the default keyboard of the HTC 10.
Leif Johnson
7.17.17
Same as it ever was
Same as it ever was

Facebook Has to Keep Apologizing for Its Business Model

Sorry. Sorry. I’m trying to remove it.
Jordan Pearson
5.1.17
perceptual ad blocking
perceptual ad blocking

Princeton’s Ad-Blocking Superweapon May Put an End to the Ad-Blocking Arms Race

An ad blocker that uses computer vision appears to be the most powerful ever devised and can evade all known anti ad blockers.
Jason Koebler
4.14.17