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Less intrusive ads in videos, from Google

Google announced less intrusive ads in videos both in its Chrome browser and on YouTube. Thus, Chrome will block ads that play in the middle of videos up to 8 minutes long. Also, YouTube won’t show those ads in the first place. The decision comes as Google wants to…
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Clear personal data that Facebook collects

Any user can clear personal data that Facebook collects about her/his activity. The Off-Facebook Activity feature is now available to every user. After facing worldwide criticism over privacy and data breach controversies, Facebook last summer announced a privacy tool…
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Facebook, hit by Chinese ad fraud

The social media giant sued a Chinese company which infiltrated Facebook for ad fraud. Mark Zuckerberg’s company claims that the company used malware to compromise hundreds of thousands of accounts. Then, it used them to run “deceptive ads” promoting counterfeit…
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Users could stop the sale of personal information

Users would be able to stop the sale of personal information. The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) announced that it would finalize mechanisms for this. This step complies with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The system could become effective on January 1st…