Tag: Advertising

IT Policy, Tech

FEC moves toward potentially regulating AI deepfakes in campaign ads

August 10, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The Federal Election Commission has begun a process to potentially regulate AI-generated deepfakes in political ads ahead of the 2024 election, a move advocates say would safeguard voters against a particularly insidious form of election disinformation. The FEC’s unanimous procedural […]


Google allowed sanctioned Russian ad company to harvest user data for months

July 5, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

The day after Russia’s February invasion of Ukraine, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner sent a letter to Google warning it to be on alert for “exploitation of your platform by Russia and Russian-linked entities,” and calling on the company […]

IT Policy, Networking & Wireless, Tech

EU and UK open antitrust probe into Google and Meta over online ads

March 11, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Regulators in Europe and the UK have opened an antitrust probe into a deal between Google and Meta on online advertising, in the latest effort to tackle the market power of the world’s biggest technology companies. The move follows US […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Bing bans tech support ads—because they’re mostly scams

May 13, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

There’s a thriving industry of tech support scammers that take advantage of unsuspecting Windows (and occasionally OS X) users, persuading them that their systems are broken or misbehaving in some way and then charging them extortionate fees to “repair” their […]


Large advertising-based cyberattack hit BBC, New York Times, MSN

March 16, 2016

Via: CIO

Major websites including the BBC, Newsweek, The New York Times and MSN ran malicious online advertisements on Sunday that attacked users’ computers, a campaign that one expert said was the largest seen in two years. The websites weren’t at fault. […]


Advertising network takes on malvertisers

October 13, 2015

Via: itCurated

In the war between malvertisers and legitimate advertising networks, the bad guys seems to be winning. Attackers use real-time bidding platforms to place malicious ads on otherwise reputable sites, infect target users and disappear — often before anyone has even […]


MacKeeper customers can file a claim to get their money back

August 10, 2015

Via: itCurated

Customers of the oft-criticized security and performance program MacKeeper have until Nov. 30 to file a claim for reimbursement, the result of a proposed class-action suit settlement. Those who bought MacKeeper before July 8 are eligible, according to the settlement […]


Yahoo tackles large ‘malvertising’ campaign in its ad network

August 4, 2015

Via: itCurated

Yahoo said Monday it had removed malware from its advertising network, after malicious code there had gone undetected for at least six days. Security researchers at Malwarebytes said they discovered malicious ads planted in Yahoo’s network on Sunday and alerted […]


Mobile Internet To Be Worth More Than Apple By 2018

May 25, 2015

Via: Tim Merel

Smartphone sales growth is slowing to less than 10 percent annually to 2018, and mobile networks saw just 5 percent growth in the last decade. So while Apple continues to knock it out of the park and Xiaomi skyrockets, mobile […]