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Ad targeters are pulling data from your browser’s password manager
According to new research from Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy, [password] managers are being exploited as a way to track users from site to site. The researchers examined two different scripts — AdThink and OnAudience — both of are designed to get identifiable information out of browser-based password managers. The scripts work by injecting invisible login forms in the background of the webpage and scooping up whatever the browsers autofill into the available slots. That information can then be used as a persistent ID to track users from page to page, a potentially valuable tool in targeting advertising.
advertising  privacy  km 
january 2018 by osi_info_program
Who Targets Me - Who Targets Me?
Who Targets Me tells you which political campaigns use Dark Ads and Micro-Targeting to influence your vote.

Installing the browser extension helps us monitor election campaigns and call for greater digital transparency.
browserextension  elections  politics  advertising  km 
september 2017 by osi_info_program
How startup Kite tried to ruin two open source communities
Kite hired a key developer on the popular open source project Minimap (Cédric Néhémie) and either hired or influenced the key developer on autocomplete-python (@sadovnychy). In the former case, almost immediately upon his hire Néhémie implemented a new feature ("Implement kite promotion") that managed to infuriate the Minimap developer community even as it allowed Kite to push ads into the Minimap user experience. There was no way to disable it, something developers deemed "simply obnoxious," though Kite finally backed down and disabled the "feature" in July.
open_source  advertising  km 
august 2017 by osi_info_program
The Insidious Power of Brand Content | Monday Note
Brand content is the advertiser’s dream come true. The downfall of the print press has opened floodgates: publishers become less and less scrupulous in their blurring of the line between editorial and promotion — which is precisely what ad agencies always shoot for. Most women magazines, the luxury press, and now mainstream glossies allocate between 30% and 70% to such “tainted” editorial: nice “journalistic” treatment in exchange for favors on the advertising side.
networked-public-sphere  advertising  brand_content 
june 2012 by osi_info_program
Mobile Advertising: The $20B Opportunity Mirage | Monday Note
Monday Note argues that there's little money to be made in advertising from mobile, despite the current hype in this industry. As users move from PC to mobile, this is a catastrophe for free social media services that have based their valuations on ad revenue.
advertising  mobile  socialmedia 
june 2012 by osi_info_program
Pro (Advertising) Choice | Monday Note
Discussion of Do Not Track legislation in the United States, and Microsoft's decision and then backdown on setting DNT to "on" in the forthcoming IE 10.
donottrack  privacy  advertising  microsoft  facebook  google 
june 2012 by osi_info_program
NYT Digital Lessons | Monday Note
What the recent spate of NYTimes numbers mean about the future of digital advertising (and the future of for-profit digital publishing).
advertising  publishing  nytimes  jh 
april 2012 by osi_info_program
The 1709 Blog: Quicker than making a cup of coffee
UK ASA upholds complaint about advert for format-shifting device, based on the claim it incites consumers to break the law.
hometapingiskillingmusic  advertising  regulation  format_shifting  fairdealing  copyright 
april 2011 by osi_info_program
Track Me Not - Technology Review
""Do not track" legislation could simply accelerate the monopolization of Internet advertising."
oped  advertising  dpi 
december 2010 by osi_info_program
Shunned Profiling Technology on the Verge of Comeback - WSJ.com
Phorm: "One of the most potentially intrusive technologies for profiling and targeting Internet users with ads is on the verge of a comeback, two years after an outcry by privacy advocates in the U.S. and Britain appeared to kill it."
communications  interception  advertising  privacy  netneutrality  us  phorm 
november 2010 by osi_info_program
Open Rights Group | EU taking UK to court for privacy deficiencies
Campaign success for ORG - EU will take their government for court over poor regulation of communications interception.
interception  advertising  eu  uk  news  grantees 
october 2010 by osi_info_program
Google agonises on privacy as rivals emerge | The Australian
"A CONFIDENTIAL, seven-page Google "vision statement" shows the information-age giant in a deep round of soul-searching.

The basic question being asked: How far should it go in profiting from its crown jewels -- the vast trove of data it possesses about people's activities?"
Google  privacy  businessmodels  advertising 
august 2010 by osi_info_program

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