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FTC Settles Privacy Complaint Against Online Ad Network

ScanScout's description of how consumers could opt out of data collection didn't work, the agency says

Online Privacy: How to Block Google Ads and Adjust Your Settings

Sometimes the ads that appear in your Google search results or in Gmail are a bit of a mystery. That's why Google is now explaining how they work and rolling out two new features: one that gives you transparency into why the ads are...

Bing and Yahoo Sponsored Results Lead to Hard-to-Remove Rootkit

The problem lies with sponsored results

Web 2.0 Summit to Focus on Value, Pitfalls of Online Data

Speakers at this year's conference include Steve Ballmer, Paul Otellini, Marc Benioff, Michael Dell and Dick Costolo

Study: Many Websites 'leaking' Personal Info to Other Firms

Websites are sharing usernames and other personal information with advertising partners, a Stanford study says

Drive-By Download Attack on Facebook Used Malicious Ads

This 'malvertisement' scam does not require any user action, making it much more dangerous

Does Microsoft's Partnership with 'Intent-Driven' Adchemy Protect Consumer Privacy?

If someone shadowed your digital footprints, making notes of who you became a "fan" of on social networks, keeping records where you were checking-in via mobile devices, compiling your data to decipher your intent, would you consider...

Baidu Criticized for Fraudulent Keyword Advertising

China's state-run TV network reported Baidu's ad platform can be abused

Privacy groups support new do-not-track bill

Privacy and civil liberties groups support a new online do-not-track bill.

Yahoo Q1 Profit, Revenue Down, but CEO Calls Results Solid

Yahoo's revenue and profit slid significantly in the first quarter, but the company's performance was in line with Wall Street's expectations and company officials said the results reflect solid execution toward its financial goals.

Yahoo Q1 Profit, Revenue Down, but CEO Calls Results Solid

Yahoo's revenue and profit slid significantly in the first quarter, but the company's performance was in line with Wall Street's expectations and company officials said the results reflect solid execution toward its financial goals.

FTC takes action against 'fake' news sites

The U.S. FTC asks courts to shut down allegedly fake news sites promoting the weight-loss benefits of acai berry products

Kerry, McCain introduced online privacy bill

Privacy advocates criticize a bill focused on online data collection introduced Tuesday.

Trade Group: Do-Not-Track Bill is 'awful'

A do-not-track bill in the U.S. Congress would hurt e-commerce, a trade group says.

Facebook Cracks ComScore U.S. Ad Survey Top 10 for First Time

The massive audience at Facebook helped it take a top-ten ranking for the first time in ComScore's January survey of the number of unique visitors to U.S. Internet sites and advertising networks.

Study: Click fraud drops slightly in Q4

After hitting an all-time high in the third quarter of 2010, click fraud incidence dropped last quarter, although the practice still rendered almost one in five cost-per-click (CPC) ads useless for the marketers that paid for them.

Alleged 'scareware' vendors to pay $8.2 million to FTC

Two participants in a so-called "scareware" scheme settle a complaint from the U.S. FTC.

Yahoo Cuts 1 Percent of Staff Ahead of Earnings

In a negative prelude to its fourth quarter earnings report due later on Tuesday, Yahoo confirmed it is cutting 1 percent of its global staff, or about 140 employees.

Twitter's Ad Revenue to Hit $150M This Year

Twitter's advertising revenue will reach US$150 million in 2011 and $250 million next year, according to digital marketing research company eMarketer.

Schmidt to Step Aside As Google CEO, Page Taking Over

Google co-founder Larry Page will take over as Google CEO in April from Eric Schmidt, who will remain with the company as executive chairman.

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