GDPR has cut ad trackers in Europe but helped Google, study suggests

An analysis of the impact of Europe’s new data protection framework, GDPR, on the adtech industry suggests the regulation has reduced the numbers of ad trackers that websites are hooking into EU visitors. But it also implies that Google may have slightly increased its marketshare in the region — indicating the…

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I Am Never Going on Pinterest Again. Neither Should You.

Scary Stories I Am Never Going on Pinterest Again. Neither Should You. Grant Butler Updated October 7, 2018 0 While I admit I have never liked Pinterest, I was never afraid of it. Or I wasn’t until recently. We all have at least one person who worships Pinterest. It is usually…

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Indiana man warns locals to ‘beware’ of giant spiders after spotting 6-inch crawler at work

“They found this giant beast on a boat at work today. Beware all Elkhart country residents. They are out there and they are real,” Collins warned in a Facebook post, which has since been shared more than 4,460 times. Hundreds commented on the “creepy” critter. “That would scare me to…

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Russia-Linked Facebook Ads Targeted a Sketchy Chrome Extension at Teen Girls

Earlier this week, the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released roughly 3,500 Facebook and Instagram ads purchased by the Internet Research Agency, a notorious Russian troll farm. Among them: Ads purchased in May of 2016 that promoted a suspicious Chrome extension that gained wide access to the Facebook accounts…

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Instagram says youre all caught up in first time-well-spent feature

Without a chronological feed, it can be tough to tell if you’ve seen all the posts Instagram will show you. That can lead to more of the compulsive, passive, zombie browsing that research suggests is unhealthy as users endlessly scroll through stale content hoping for a hit of dopamine-inducing novelty.…

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Facebook faces fresh criticism over ad targeting of sensitive interests

Is Facebook trampling over laws that regulate the processing of sensitive categories of personal data by failing to ask people for their explicit consent before it makes sensitive inferences about their sex life, religion or political beliefs? Or is the company merely treading uncomfortably and unethically close to the line…

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A Google Street View Car Accidentally Caught The Solar Eclipse – Check Out What It Saw

On August 21, 2017, while everyone else in North America was busy adjusting their cardboard viewing glasses and cursing at fog or clouds, a dedicated Google Street View driver just kept cruising through the town of Maryland Heights, Missouri; thus capturing for posterity what it looked like to experience the…

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Nurse Shares Horrifying Video That May Finally Make You Quit Smoking

If you’re a smoker you might want to look away now. Unless you want some extra motivation to quit that is, in which case step right this way. A nurse in North Carolina shared this video comparing the lungs of a smoker with the lungs of a healthy patient. The…

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