Stories tagged: ads
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 6:21 p.m.
The Federal Trade Commission is suing Match Group for allegedly using notifications about phony profiles to trick consumers into paying for a subscription to dating site Match.com.
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 11:47 a.m.
Responding to ubiquitous online marketing by stem cell clinics selling unapproved treatments for everything from achy joints to Alzheimer’s, Google announced Friday it will no longer accept ads for “unproven …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 4:26 p.m.
Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you block the social network from gathering information about you on outside websites and apps.
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 1:53 p.m.
Those ever-present TV ads for prescription drugs will soon carry prices, too, the nation’s top health official said Wednesday, responding to a public outcry for government action to restrain medication …
Thu., June 7, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Google stopped accepting political ads in Washington state on Thursday, just days after state Attorney General Bob Ferguson
Wed., May 2, 2018, 12:31 p.m.
Republican groups are taking out attack ads against Sen. Jon Tester in an attempt to make good on President Donald Trump’s pledge that the Montana Democrat will pay for scuttling …
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 6:21 p.m.
About 60 companies including such leading brands as Subway, Sprint and the NFL are joining forces to help each other follow you around online.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 3 p.m.
On Thursday, Google will begin using its Chrome browser to reshape the web by eradicating ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Here’s a look at the winners and losers during the biggest advertising showcase of the year.
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 8:19 p.m.
This year’s Super Bowl ads ran the gamut from tame humor to … tame messages about social causes.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 3:29 p.m.
From Steven Tyler de-aging for Kia to Amazon’s imagining of different voices for Alexa, here are 10 ads that are likely to be talked about.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and whip up tensions around divisive social issues.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Twitter Inc. said Thursday that it will no longer accept advertising from Sputnik and Russia Today, pointing to the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that the two Kremlin-funded news organizations were …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Twitter is enacting new policies around hate, abuse and advertisements, but having rules is only half the battle – the easy half.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
The move follows similar steps by Facebook and the introduction of a bill that seeks to bring more transparency to online political ads in an attempt to lessen the influence …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, noon
California billionaire Tom Steyer announced Friday that he will dump at least $10 million into a national television advertising campaign calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
A top Facebook executive says ads linked to Russia trying to influence the U.S. presidential election should “absolutely” be released to the public, along with information on whom the ads …
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
Google for the first time has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited the company’s platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Facebook’s chief security officer warned that the fake-news problem is more complicated and dangerous to solve than the public thinks.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Facebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like “Jew-haters” as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that it has discovered it sold ads during the U.S. presidential election to a shadowy Russian company seeking to target voters, according to …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
Facebook says it has identified nearly 500 fake accounts, probably run from Russia, that it says spent about $100,000 on ads that amplified politically divisive issues during the 2016 U.S. …
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
The change announced Friday will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Washington state residents are getting peppered with claims that they can sign up to receive their share of tobacco lawsuit settlement.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Sikhs in the United States are launching a million-dollar awareness campaign that aims to stop hate-fueled attacks by explaining more about who they are and what they believe.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
The conservative Club for Growth is launching TV spots pressuring moderate Republican lawmakers to support the party’s languishing health care overhaul drive, officials of the group said Monday in the …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
More than 30 advertisers have fled the airwaves of “The O’Reilly Factor,” the most popular cable television show on the most popular cable network, after a New York Times report …
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017
The Super Bowl isn’t just played on the field. Just as intense is a battle off the field to win viewers’ attentions.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 4:06 p.m.
A month ago, Google pledged to make sure that the ads sold though its AdSense program wouldn’t go on fake news sites. But so far, the company has largely failed …
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted …