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WhatsApp + Facebook: When does the sharing end?

This week, WhatsApp announced that it would finally be sharing its users personal information, including your mobile phone number, and other personal information with Facebook advertising and marketing. This will allow Facebook to market target advertising opportunities to your “truest social graph” – the people and groups who message you and who you message back, daily. 

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Why is it O.K. for Facebook to force users to watch ads?

Facebook announced recently that it’s forcing users to watch ads even if they have ad-blockers installed in their web browsers by disabling the blocking.   The social media giant is stirring controversy by saying that it will serve ads to Facebook.com users with ad-blockers turned on.  It’s estimated that about 20% of U.S. web browser […]

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Mary Meeker, bankers, and VC’s have nothing to say about online privacy

In Ms. Meeker’s time-honored annual tome of macro statistics and themes getting “re-imagined” online privacy has, for the first time, deserved some attention.  After illustrating the global slowdown in new smartphone purchases and Internet users, Ms. Meeker dedicates a slide to “Growth of Ad Blockers” (and a handful more talking about what kinds of advertising […]

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Blur “white lists” sites that block Ad Blockers

This week, we’re introducing Blur’s Dynamic White-Listing for online publishers known to block ad blockers in our Blur software. This dynamic white-listing will automatically turn tracker blocking off by default at a growing number of news web sites and other sites that have installed technology to stop consumers browsing with ad-blockers from reading articles or […]

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Are Ad Blockers “Breaking the Internet”?

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion regarding the rising use of ad blockers like Adblock Plus, Ghostery, Peace (iOS), the Brave Browser, and more  (more info: here, here or here). One of the issues not often discussed regarding the use of ad blockers is their tendency to “break” webpages. In many instances, ad […]

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