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Advertiser group: Do Not Track Web privacy effort is dead

Raising a big stink, the Digital Advertising Alliance withdraws from work to standardize how browsers tell Web sites not to track users' behavior. The DAA says it's doomed, but other ad groups remain involved.

By Sep. 18, 2013


Do Not Track standards group shoots down advertiser proposal

A W3C working group will proceed with its existing draft standard for governing how browsers tell advertisers that people don't want their online behavior tracked.

By Jul. 16, 2013


Google change could stir more advertiser angst

Policy reversal on trademarks in ad text could anger companies already sensitive about use of trademarks as search keywords, but could also allow retailers to make better ads.

By May. 15, 2009


TechCrunch polls readers on potential advertiser

Michael Arrington has agreed to abide by results of survey asking readers to determine whether the site should accept advertising from Izea.

By Nov. 26, 2007


Online advertiser to settle spam charges for record $2.9 million

Agreement settles FTC charges that ValueClick and a subsidiary made deceptive offers of "free" iPhones, plasma TVs, and the like.

By Mar. 17, 2008


Facebook to share ads based on location history with advertisers -- but won't say when

With Nearby Friends, your location history is private to you and only you -- until the social network decides otherwise. Surprised? Don't be. Facebook is in the advertising business.

By Apr. 18, 2014


Facebook tweaks tool to give ad buyers better feedback

The social network updates its Ads Manager campaign-tracking tool to let marketers better measure the performance of ads on Facebook.

By Apr. 2, 2013


Twitter lets advertisers collect contact info from tweets

Select Twitter advertisers can now use the Lead Generation Card to sign up new customers -- no forms required.

By May. 22, 2013


Twitter now letting advertisers target broader keywords

Advertisers want to reach users who are tweeting about concepts, not just specific phrases, and Twitter is now giving them tools to target broader ideas.

By Dec. 11, 2013


Tumblr launches another mobile ad product

With its newest native ad, the Yahoo-owned blog network is promoting advertisers' Tumblr blogs to audiences on Android and iOS.

By Dec. 2, 2013