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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
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
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

The Trump Campaign Appears to Be Advertising on the Hillary Clinton Subreddit

Donald Trump's official Reddit account has started buying ads all across the site.
Jason Koebler
8.19.16
short circuit
short circuit

Facebook Claims Moral Imperative In Fight Against Ad Blockers

Facebook isn’t hurting for ad revenue, but instead wants to take a moral stand against the use of ad blockers.
Nicholas Deleon
8.9.16
Gaming
Gaming

The 'Pokémon Go' Endgame: Getting You to Walk Into Chipotle

Developer Niantic has plenty of experience with 'location-based ads,' and it's sitting on a gold mine with "Pokémon Go."
Leif Johnson
7.12.16
china
china

A Chinese Ad Firm Is Using Malware to Get More Clicks

Researchers say Chinese group Yingmob is behind malware generating fraudulent ad revenue and installing fraudulent apps.
Joseph Cox
7.4.16
ADVERTISING
ADVERTISING

The Rise of Confirmshaming: When Websites Insult You for Not Opting In

The “exit=intent pop-up” is becoming inescapable.
Julianne Tveten
6.7.16
News
News

Advertisers Might Already Be Using Your Phone’s Hardware to Track You

The unsettling future of ads is already here.
Jordan Pearson
5.31.16
Video Games
Video Games

When McDonald's, Domino's, and Chester Cheetah Took Over Your Nintendo

In the 80s and 90s, advertisers got the idea to market products to kids through video games. The games aren’t half-bad (mostly), but they’re still ads.
Ernie Smith
5.25.16
shopping
shopping

Brands Want To Predict Your Behavior By Mining Your Face From YouTube Videos

NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE
Janus Kopfstein
5.24.16
News
News

What Is the CDC Implying with this Vaping PSA?

A year-old ad has recently popped up on some platforms with more aggressive language.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.2.16
HEALTH
HEALTH

'Sweaty,’ Mosquito-Luring Billboards Have Popped Up in Brazil

Two advertising agencies have released designs for a mosquito-trap billboard to help fight the Zika epidemic.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.20.16