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A global coalition to fight the ransomware pandemic

The International Criminal Police Organization has expressed concerns about the ransomware pandemic in recent months. So, according to Interpol, these attacks present a “potential ransomware pandemic.” It happens because they are not just damaging to companies and their…
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The saga goes on: Google tracking cookies die hard

Google tracking cookies will remain in place at least until 2023. The company has delayed its plan to block third-party cookies from Chrome. These are small bits of code that websites can set on a user’s computer. They work like browser “cookies” and allow…
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Ad tracking war goes on as Apple brings new features

The ad tracking war continues, as Apple has just launched a new “privacy report” feature on its iOS devices. Companies must now share more information about the apps, and services they use on these devices. It will show users which individual apps are accessing…
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Fake AnyDesk ads beat the real ones on Google Ads

A fake ad campaign serving a trojanized version of the AnyDesk program ranked higher in searches than the legitimate ads. The ads which appeared in the Google Search results came with a a fake version of the remote desktop app. Although this was a trojanized version, the…
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Learn how to block Facebook ads! Stop them forever

You may want to block Facebook ads for so many reasons. Either because they are not relevant, annoying or promote places you are not interested in. But you wonder how you can do this effectively. Facebook has become the biggest network for connecting people. But it is also a…
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Facebook dislikes an honest ad campaign and bans it

Signal tried to run a very honest ad campaign on Instagram, but Facebook decided to ban it, according to a blog post. The ads were showing users how much information they have been sharing with Facebook and Instagram through the platforms’ targeting tools. The…
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Scam ads on Facebook and Google, despite flagging

Scam ads still appear on Google and Facebook, although an important number of victims reported them. According to Which?, the consumer watchdog in the United Kingdom, the platforms failed to remove them. A third of the scam ads are still online Both giants said…