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How To Disable Windows 10 Lock Screen Adverts

Windows 10 has caused a debate amongst users, both those who have adopted the new operating system and those who have decided to stay with the older operating systems. One of the most contested things about…

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For One Day Ads Will Be Replaced By Anti-Censorship Messages

We all enjoy browsing the internet, viewing all your favourite sites and then suddenly you find a pop up appear advertising a new product that you “must buy” or a new game that you even get…

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TMZ Falls Victim to Malvertising Campaign

Malicious online activity in the form of hacks, malware and viruses have seen an exponential increase over the past 5 years, the rise in the number of consumers online coupled with a lax understanding concerning the dangers…

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Brave – The Browser That Blocks All External Ads

Created by Brendan Eich, co-founder and ex-CEO of Mozilla, yesterday revealed the new “Brave” browser, which disables all online ads and their associated tracking. This may sound too good to be true for users of ad…

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Mozilla to Remove Ads From Firefox (Eventually)

Over the last year, Mozilla has been experimenting with integrating ads into its popular browser, Firefox, in an attempt to integrate them into the tiles on new tab page (and presumably earn more revenue). But now,…

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Online Trolls and Racists Being Targeted With Billboard Ads Near Their Homes

Online bullies, trolls and other people hiding behind the half-anonymity of the internet while insulting people have been a cancer on our society for quite some time and it probably won’t be stopped anytime soon either.…

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EE Announce Plans to Block “Intrusive ads”

United Kingdom based mobile network EE (Merger of Orange and T-Mobile) have announced plans to offer ad blocking services to anyone using the mobile network. Olaf Swantee, Everything Everywhere (EE) CEO, demonstrated this new feature himself…

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Google Brings Web Ads to the Streets of London

Google’s DoubleClick online advertising is one of the most widespread platforms on the internet and Google is now taking on the streets of London in a new proof of concept trial. The company started testing the…

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YouTube To Hide Some New Videos Behind Subscription Serivce

YouTube has had a lot of news recently regarding its finance and more particular how people on it have asked for money or how it hopes to make some more money. Recently an indie games studio…

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Ads Found in Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows Insider members who have access to the new 10565 build of Windows 10 have noticed that the Start Menu now carries ads for Windows Store apps. The adverts appear on the left-hand side of the…

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Silent Ads Are Slowing Your Smartphone and Stealing Data Allowance

Ever wondered why your battery is going down faster or your data allowance is just evaporating, though you’re not really using your smartphone that much? The answer is ads… and a lot of them. You may…

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Hulu Planning An Ad Free Subscription?

On paper, the media streaming service Hulu is a great idea, either watch selected shows for free or pay a $7.99 (£5.12) fee to view an expanded array of content. But the problem lies with United…

Apple

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Apple Contemplates Targeting Ads Based On Bank Balance

How much do you earn? I expect you to tell me it’s none of my business, and you would be right, this information should be private to each individual. But Apple might see things differently and…

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Facebook Messenger Gets its First Game

Facebook seems to be thinking of allowing games on its Messenger platform in the near future. The first one spotted on the platform is said to be Doodle Draw Game and although it’s nothing fancy, it…

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Google Changes how Flash Ads Work in Chrome

Despite helping pay for web content, auto-playing Flash ads have become the bane of internet users. While third party plugins have long offered the ability to control Flash elements, Google is now baking in the ability…

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Google’s ‘Buy Buttons’ Coming Soon on Smartphones

Search Giant will soon introduce ‘Buy Buttons’ on smartphones that will live inside an advertisement which generally lives above normal results in a search results. On clicking those sponsored results, you will be redirected to a…

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New Router Malware Said to Inject Porn into Webpages

Security experts are said to have found a new type of malware that attacks routers and injects unwanted ads and pornography into websites by modifying the router’s DNS settings. While the malware can hijack nearly every…

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Free Ad-Supported Subscription Will Not Be Available on Apple’s New Music Service

Apple will launch a new music service later this year, courtesy of its Beats acquisition. It is know that part of the service has been done by beats, namely its former Beats Music streaming service, and…

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Samsung TVs Inserting Ads into Third-Party Movies and Shows

Reports have emerged that Samsung Smart TVs have started interrupting third-party content – such as film or television streamed to the television from a computer – to insert Pepsi adverts. Many disgruntled users have been posting…

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BitPay Launches First TV Campaign to Promote Bitcoin

More and more is pointing in the direction that Bitcoins are here to stay. We recently saw the eRetailer iDIAMONDS starting to accept the virtual currency and now the electronic payment service BitPay launched the first…

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ASA Tackles Vloggers Misleading Advertising

The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency has asked popular YouTube vloggers Dan and Phil to remove an ad for Oreo cookies, after it was found to be misleading. The ad in question featured the pair competing with each…

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Ad-Less Social Network Ello Selling T-Shirts to Pay the Bills

Ello, the currently invite-only (I’m still waiting for mine) social network, has decided it needs to sell t-shirts to cover its costs. The site has always insisted it will forever remain ad-free and this statement has…

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Google Glitch Leads to Ad-Less Sites, Millions Lost In Ad Revenue

Google encountered an embarrassing glitch Wednesday morning when their ads caused major slowdowns to some big name websites. Twitter users reported sites including the BBC and USA Today displaying the problem. The glitch appeared to be affecting a service…

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Rate Your Advertisements – Facebook Asking for Feedback

How often do you find yourself careering through the advertisements located on your Facebook feed? Not often is likely the answer. But if you do, Facebook kindly asks now that you rate the advert’s effectiveness before you…

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Yahoo! Infected With Malicious Ads, Targets Great Britain, Romania, France and Pakistan

Fox-IT, a security product and service company in the Netherlands, stated that computers visiting Yahoo on January 3 were infected with malware from the Yahoo ad network ads.yahoo.com. Fresh analysis indicates that Yahoo has a handle…

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Face Scanning & Targets Ads To Be Served At Tesco

Supermarket petrol stations are nothing new here in the UK, many of which are unmanned drive through style stations where you just pop your credit card in before you use the pump. Adverts at the pump…

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Google Want To Use Your Face And Name For Adverts, Here’s How To Stop Them

Recent plans were set in motion by Google that would see them able to use your name and face for advertisements, a sort of endorsement from online reviews and all in all, it is pretty harmless.…