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Art

This Guy Is Covering a $10,000 Painting With Advertising

You, too, can buy ad space on a signed Robert Rauschenberg art piece.
Samantha Cole
1.9.18
ADVERTISING

Social Media Experts Say the Russian Trolls Suck at Facebook

You don’t even have to be good at Facebook to reach millions of voters
Louise Matsakis
11.3.17
Mobile Is Eating The World

20-Minute Episodes of 'Game of Thrones' Are Just About Ads

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson thinks we only want to watch Jon Snow 20 minutes at a time on our phones. Is he right?
Meaghan Beatley
5.26.17
digital divide

Digital Surveillance Is Class Warfare

The poor are victimized by devices and the companies who profit from them.
Jordan Pearson
5.15.17
Drone On

The Bizarre, High-Flying World of ‘Dronevertising’

The Don Drapers of today are turning to drones to hawk soda and car services, even if the regulations are tight and the results are lame.
Zara Stone
2.16.17
Cambridge Analytica

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

How Cambridge Analytica used your Facebook data to help the Donald Trump campaign in the 2016 election.
Hannes Grassegger & Mikael Krogerus
1.28.17
RIP

Yahoo! Is Dead, Will Now Be Called ‘Altaba'

If the Verizon deal goes through, one of Silicon Valley’s most famous brand names will soon exist only in our memories.
Sam Gustin
1.10.17
Facebook

Why Twitch Is Joining Facebook In Blocking Ad Blockers

Getting rid of online ads is no longer as easy as installing an ad blocker.
Kayla Matthews
12.13.16
Google

Automation Is Coming for SEO Content Farmers

How four twenty-somethings in Ohio built a neural network that outperforms offshore content mills.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.12.16
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
Smartphone

How Your Smartphone Light Sensor Could Help Websites Track You

A researcher details the theoretical privacy risks created by your smartphone light sensor.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.31.16
short circuit

Here’s How to Prevent WhatsApp from Giving Facebook Your Phone Number

WhatsApp claims giving Facebook your phone number will lead to an improved experience, but you can sidestep the move for now.
Nicholas Deleon
8.25.16