Tag: ads

Internet, Social Networking

Meta may offer paid ad-free Facebook and Instagram in Europe

September 1, 2023

Via: The Verge

Meta could let users pay for Facebook and Instagram to avoid ads in their feeds, at least in Europe. The New York Times reports that Meta is considering a paid subscription to its social media products, an attempt by Meta […]

Computing, Software & Applications

Google’s new Chrome extension tells you all about ads on websites you visit

August 3, 2020

Via: Mashable

Ads are an inescapable part of our online lives. Even if you have an extreme case of banner blindness, like me, the ads are still there, tracking you, often in ways you wouldn’t approve if you had a say in […]

Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft is spamming users with OneDrive ads in Explorer

March 10, 2017

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft is getting thirsty. They really want people to use OneDrive over more popular alternatives like Google Drive and Dropbox, so they’re spamming users of Windows 10 with OneDrive ads in File Explorer. As spotted by the Reddit community and […]

Computing, Operating Systems

Get Rid of Windows 10 Ads, Office Offers and Other Annoyances

February 20, 2017

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft slowly started to sneak advertisements into the Windows platform with Windows 8, and they’ve only crept up further in Windows 10. From so-called suggested apps in the Start menu, to nagging taskbar notifications, and even full screen ads on […]


Google and Facebook ban fake news sites on their ad networks

November 15, 2016

Via: Phone Arena

The topic of fake news and the websites that propagate false stories has gotten a lot of attention in the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election. Google has taken heat for having incorrect news stories pop up in its search […]

Privacy, Security

Spotify joins basically every other app maker in selling your data to advertisers

July 22, 2016

Via: Techradar

Streaming music service Spotify announced today that it’s begun selling user data to advertisers, though this move doesn’t exactly make it an anomaly in the ad-heavy streaming landscape. Spotify actually joins Pandora, Google and SoundCloud in offering up valuable user […]

Internet, Social Networking

Google to show special ads to would-be terrorists

February 3, 2016

Via: DailyMail

Google says it will deliver special ads to jihadi sympathizers in an attempt to combat terrorism. As part of a pilot scheme, the search engine will show anti-radicalization links when would-be jihadists type in words related to extremism. The announcement […]

Software & Applications

Facebook’s new Slideshow ads could transform how the company sells ads in emerging markets

October 30, 2015

Via: Ken Yeung

Facebook is working to increase its reach throughout the world, including emerging markets. To do that, it has increasingly become mindful of connectivity speeds and modifying its tools to make sure that it can reach the next set of users […]


Hulu finally gets rid of those annoying commercials…for a price

September 2, 2015

Via: Jason Abbruzzese

Hate ads on Hulu? There’s finally a solution… but it’ll cost you Hulu announced on Wednesday that it would be introducing a new subscription tier that will remove advertising from its platform The ad-free version will cost $11.99 per month, […]


Google learns just how bad those ‘Get the App’ web ads are

July 28, 2015

Via: Stephen Libbey

You’re surfing the web on your phone or tablet and you just want to read a news story when a window pops up and asks if you to download the app instead. What do you do? After feeling annoyed, of […]