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Companies use Google ads to promote spying apps

Some Google ads forced the company to ban some of them for “stalkerware” apps, which can be bought and downloaded by anyone. These consumer-grade spyware apps are often marketed to parents, who want to use them to monitor their child’s activities with the…
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Facebook's job advertising system might break the law

Campaign group Global Witness said it failed to prevent discriminatory targeting of job advertising and its algorithm was biased in choosing who would see them. In an experiment, almost all Facebook users shown adverts for mechanics were men, while ads for nursery nurses…
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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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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…