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Facebook tries to explain the complicated world of ad tracking

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Facebook is trying to shine a light on one of the more confusing  aspects of the advertising industry: how webs of seemingly unrelated companies use your data to serve ads.

The social network is updating its advertising settings to make it a bit easier to see how advertisers are getting your information, why you’re targeted for specific ads, and how to opt out of them.

To make this happen, Facebook is making a couple updates. The most notable change are new sections in Facebook’s…

Instagram just put ads in one of its last ad-free places

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We knew this day would come.

On Tuesday, Instagram announced that it will begin using the Explore tab as a way to show ads to users. The ads won’t show up in the main grid. Instead, once a user clicks on a post from Explore, Instagram will serve ads in the discovery feed users scroll through from that post. 

Instagram just put ads in one of its last ad-free places

Ads already appear in the home and story feeds, with more volume and more types of ads than ever. Explore had been, until Tuesday, one of the (surprisingly) last places on Instagram…

Facebook pushes new rules for political advertising worldwide

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Facebook is ramping up its new tightened restrictions on political advertising. 

About a year after the company first introduced its tools to increase “transparency” around political ads in the U.S., Facebook is expanding those rules worldwide.

According to the new policy, advertisers that buy ads related to elections or other political “issues” need to verify their identity with Facebook and disclose who paid for the ad. These ads, and the identity of their purchasers, are then preserved…

Facebook pushes new rules for political advertising worldwide

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Facebook is ramping up its new tightened restrictions on political advertising. 

About a year after the company first introduced its tools to increase “transparency” around political ads in the U.S., Facebook is expanding those rules worldwide.

According to the new policy, advertisers that buy ads related to elections or other political “issues” need to verify their identity with Facebook and disclose who paid for the ad. These ads, and the identity of their purchasers, are then preserved…

Huawei starts showing ads on smartphone lock screens

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has started showing ads for hotel reservation website Booking.com on the lock screens of their phones.

As Android Police reports, the P30 Pro, P20 Pro, P20, P20 Lite, and Honor 10 in the UK, Netherlands, Ireland, South Africa, Norway, and Germany have all been affected9to5Google adds that Huawei seems to have snuck advertising wallpapers into the default “Magazine Unlock” folder on users’ devices, which means anyone not changing their default wallpapers…

Huawei starts showing ads on smartphone lock screens

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has started showing ads for hotel reservation website Booking.com on the lock screens of their phones.

As Android Police reports, the P30 Pro, P20 Pro, P20, P20 Lite, and Honor 10 in the UK, Netherlands, Ireland, South Africa, Norway, and Germany have all been affected9to5Google adds that Huawei seems to have snuck advertising wallpapers into the default “Magazine Unlock” folder on users’ devices, which means anyone not changing their default wallpapers…

Do doctors even want the Apple Watch’s health features?

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With mountains of product leaks and an underwhelming amount of innovation, the moments of sincere, unmanufactured awe that Apple events used to be known for are few and far between these days. But at Apple’s 2018 event, when COO Jeff Williams unveiled the Apple Watch Series 4′s ability to take an honest-to-God Electrocardiogram (ECG) — a feat unconquered by any other consumer tech company — it felt like a true breakthrough. 

With emotionally compelling advertising campaigns, Apple has…

Gillette’s new ad of a trans teen’s first shave is honestly pretty good

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It’s about to be Pride season, the time of year when brands cash in on “diversity” and emblazon a bunch of crap with the rainbow flag.

Every once in a while, however, a brand does something that actually moves the LGBTQ community forward. Take the latest ad from Gillette, which was posted on Thursday and which features a young trans teen from Canada by the name of Samson Bonkeabantu Brown, shaving for the first time.

Try to watch this without tearing up.

Gillette’s new ad of a trans teen’s first shave is honestly pretty good

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It’s about to be Pride season, the time of year when brands cash in on “diversity” and emblazon a bunch of crap with the rainbow flag.

Every once in a while, however, a brand does something that actually moves the LGBTQ community forward. Take the latest ad from Gillette, which was posted on Thursday and which features a young trans teen from Canada by the name of Samson Bonkeabantu Brown, shaving for the first time.

Try to watch this without tearing up.

Gillette’s new ad of a trans teen’s first shave is honestly pretty good

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It’s about to be Pride season, the time of year when brands cash in on “diversity” and emblazon a bunch of crap with the rainbow flag.

Every once in a while, however, a brand does something that actually moves the LGBTQ community forward. Take the latest ad from Gillette, which was posted on Thursday and which features a young trans teen from Canada by the name of Samson Bonkeabantu Brown, shaving for the first time.

Try to watch this without tearing up.