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  • Over 10 million Web surfers possibly exposed to malvertising

    Upwards of 10 million people may have visited websites carrying malicious advertisements in the last ten days, possibly infecting their computers with malware, according to computer security company Cyphort.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk28 July 15 14:08
  • Google stops using annoying 'interstitial' mobile app ads

    Most mobile web users are all too familiar with the infamous "interstitial" ad that often pops up to promote a website's native app, but this week Google did them a favor and eliminated its own such ads.

    Written by Katherine Noyes25 July 15 04:08
  • Online ad industry tries to stamp out click fraud

    The online advertising industry is marshaling a fresh effort to fight click fraud, which steals money from advertisers and undermines faith in online campaigns.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk22 July 15 14:29
  • PayPal tweaks terms in wake of 'robocall' controversy

    PayPal is fine-tuning its policies after a recently announced plan to make unsolicited prerecorded calls and texts to users drew questions and concerns from customers, regulators and consumer advocates.

    Written by Zach Miners30 June 15 05:16
  • Avira wins German case over adware blocking

    A lawsuit alleging that security software from Avira improperly blocked downloads of a software bundle that presented itself primarily as an Angry Birds-style game has been dismissed.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk29 June 15 11:34
  • Twitter adds autoplaying videos

    Twitter has moved well beyond its foundation of 140-character messages. The site will now host videos that play automatically in users' feeds.

    Written by Zach Miners17 June 15 04:04
  • Four challenges for Twitter's next CEO

    Dick Costolo has stepped down as CEO of Twitter after five years on the job, relinquishing his post amid longstanding problems including sluggish growth and frequent abusive comments posted to the social network. Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, who is also CEO of Square, will be interim CEO when Costolo steps down on July 1.

    Written by Zach Miners12 June 15 11:03

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