Blog Posts Tagged with "Advertising"


Ad Biz Disregards User Choices to Safeguard "Cybersecurity"

July 19, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Senator Rockefeller was skeptical about the industry’s claims that they needed to engage in pervasive tracking for cybersecurity purposes. He stated: “I just want to declare the whole cybersecurity matter a total red herring.” We agree that strong cybersecurity does not necessitate surveillance of our browsing habits...

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Web Insecurity: 7 Steps We Should Demand of Advertisers

September 12, 2011 Added by:Chris Weber

The advertising industry can should mitigate the threat of malware by constraining the capabilities of scripting to address arbitrary content, proxying content, and filtering content for malware. Here are seven security essentials that web servers and advertisers must undertake...

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Google Settles with DOJ for $500 Million Over Drug Ads

August 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“This investigation is about the patently unsafe, unlawful, importation of prescription drugs by Canadian on-line pharmacies, with Google’s knowledge and assistance, into the United States, directly to U.S. consumers,” said U.S. Attorney Neronha...

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LinkedIn Ceases Using Member Profiles for Advertising

August 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

LinkedIn has pulled a one-eighty after receiving overwhelming criticism for using member profiles, images and activity in an advertising campaign. The brunt of the criticism was the decision to "opt-in" members for participation automatically without first getting their expressed permission...

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Sneaky LinkedIn is Using Member Profiles for Advertising

July 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"When LinkedIn members recommend people and services, follow companies, or take other actions, their name/photo may show up in related ads shown to you. Conversely, when you take these actions on LinkedIn, your name/photo may show up in related ads shown to LinkedIn members..."

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Facebook's Third Biggest Advertiser Was a Spammer

January 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

It seems unlikely that Facebook and Microsoft would be clueless as to the unsavory nature of Make-My-Baby and MakeMeOld's business practices given the level of revenue they generated. Sometimes it just takes a few good bloggers to keep multi-billion dollar companies on the straight and narrow...

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Online Privacy: Fighting for Your Eyeballs

January 06, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Most major websites now install cookies on your computer, which track what you do online. Over time, these cookies develop a profile, which becomes your digital fingerprint, to a certain extent. Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and most major newspapers, retailers, and advertisers are in on the game...

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How Do You Translate Information Security?

December 22, 2010 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

The bottom line is that we, as information security professionals, must speak with other business units in their own languages in order to explain the threats we deal with on a daily basis. Business units need to understand how their work can, and will, be affected when breaches happen...

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The Business of Blogging

October 07, 2009 Added by:Sudha Nagaraj

Bloggers beware! You can no longer go berserk promoting this gizmo over that, vouching for X software over Y or push traffic on to a website through social marketing tools like tweets and Facebook posts.

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