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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
Opinion
Opinion

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
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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
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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
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Donald Trump

This Russian Is Spamming Google Analytics to Show His Support for Trump

“Money. Traffic is money.”
Joseph Cox
12.2.16
News
News

Facebook Says It Will Detect and Disable Racial Discrimination in Some Ads

'Ethnic affinity' marketing will be banned on ads for housing, employment, and credit.
Jordan Pearson
11.11.16
Facebook
Facebook

Why the Rumor That Facebook Is Listening to Your Conversations Won’t Die

Is my social network using my inbuilt mic to spy on me? No, but it sure does feel that way.
Leigh Alexander
7.31.16
Comics
Comics

One Weird Trick That a 1930s Novelty Advertiser Has in Common With Taboola

Taboola and Outbrain have changed the game for advertising on the internet with ads driven by weird images. This novelty company had the idea first.
Ernie Smith
6.27.16
Media
Media

Digital Media Is Kept Afloat By a Black Box of Confusion

Advertisers will keep spending on digital media and figure out how it works later.
Carles Buzz
6.10.16