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Beware of AI scams: The dark side of the digital utopia we didn’t sign up for

AI is here, and we cannot simply put the genie back in the bottle. Society will have to contend with AI as it grows in capability...

  • apple app store logo with blurred background apple app store logo with blurred background

    Apple faces privacy lawsuit over app activity tracking concerns

    This comes as Apple continues to expand its digital advertising business.

  • windows 11 on laptop windows 11 on laptop

    Microsoft is serving ads in the Windows 11 sign-out menu

    Microsoft has snuck advertising into Windows 11 before.

  • apple logo with apple products blurred in the background apple logo with apple products blurred in the background

    Apple Maps will reportedly get in-app ads next year

    Expect to see sponsored results in search.

  • iphone 14 mockup with apple logo in background iphone 14 mockup with apple logo in background

    Apple explores stuffing more ads into your iPhone apps

    We hate everything about this.

  • amazon logo and echo device amazon logo and echo device

    Amazon uses Alexa to target ads, lawsuit claims

    People associated with the lawsuit say they have had targeted ads served to them without consent and Alexa data allowed it...

  • social media marketing apps on smartphone have changed the game social media marketing apps on smartphone have changed the game

    How to create effective social media ads

    Like any other marketing endeavor, social media ads only work when planned thoroughly and constantly refined.

  • tiktok logo with blurred smartphone in the background tiktok logo with blurred smartphone in the background

    TikTok now shows you which topics it thinks you care about

    And you can also opt out of personalized ads for each category.

  • netflix logo on blurred background netflix logo on blurred background

    Netflix confirms plans to launch an ad-supported tier

    Ads are anathema to many Netflix users. If Netflix wants to avoid a mass subscriber revolt, it’ll have to approach it...

  • smart tv on stand smart tv on stand

    Ads may be streaming on your smart TV even when you turn it off

    Nearly 10% of streaming ads are 'shown' when people's TVs are turned off.

  • duckduckgo-browser duckduckgo-browser

    DuckDuckGo is tracking you even though it is a ‘private’ browser

    It is because of a search partnership with Microsoft's Bing.

  • twitter logo on blurred background twitter logo on blurred background

    Twitter has to pay $150 million for misusing people’s phone numbers

    The $150 million lawsuit was brought forward by the DOJ and FTC.

  • customize google ads on a purple background customize google ads on a purple background

    Google’s new user controls let people limit sensitive ad categories

    These updates only apply to Gmail and YouTube ads right now.

  • netflix logo on blurred background netflix logo on blurred background

    Netflix says its ad-supported tier could launch as early as October

    If you’re still fuming over the recent price hike to Netflix, here’s another reason to consider your subscription to the streaming...

  • image displaying sketchy ads on a purple background image displaying sketchy ads on a purple background

    Do sketchy ads pop up on your favorite websites? Here’s why

    A combination of volume, technology and financial need has opened the door to sleazy and dangerous advertisements on reputable websites.

  • vizio smart tv vizio smart tv

    Vizio TVs are now showing banner ads on live TV

    Surprisingly, these ads aren't actually terrible.

  • cooler screens cooler screens

    Stores are replacing cooler doors with digital screens for ads and people hate them

    Customers prefer the classic, transparent doors so they can see what's actually inside.

  • tumblr ad subscription tumblr ad subscription

    Tumblr now offers a paid option to remove ads, still no porn though

    Can we pay to bring back porn?

  • wordle ad tracking wordle ad tracking

    Wordle is riddled with ad trackers after being bought by The New York Times

    Have a side of ad tracking with your coffee break puzzle.

  • roku live tv roku live tv

    Is your Roku Smart TV displaying banner ads on live TV? Here’s how to turn them off

    The feature can be annoying, here's how to turn the banner ads off.

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