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Stop advertisers from tracking you around the web

When you browse the internet, advertisers are tracking what you view to serve up targeted ads. Here are some ways to stop advertisers from following you around online.

By July 7, 2016


Twitter introduces emoji-targeted advertising; eggplant industry rejoices

Be careful what you tweet for: Twitter has introduced a new feature that will allow marketers to target ads based on the emojis you tweet.

By June 17, 2016


Prince's death highlights fine line between sympathy and advertising

Commentary: After brands honor Prince on social media via their products, CNET's Bonnie Burton suggests a more tactful way of paying tribute to the deceased.

By April 23, 2016


Federal Trade Commission sues Volkswagen for deceptive diesel advertising

Clean diesel? More like being taken to the cleaners.

By March 29, 2016


10 photos your dog's Instagram needs to catch the eye of advertisers

How to make money and get free stuff from your pet's Instagram account.

11 Images By November 19, 2015


Take control of Facebook's targeted ads

Facebook has made changes to its policies for serving targeted ads both on and off of its network. Change these simple settings to get a handle on how your information is used.

By June 4, 2016


One in five smartphone users uses an ad-blocker on their phone, report says

New figures say more than 419 million people are banishing adverts from their phones, particularly in China.

By May 31, 2016


For Twitter's Moments, now's the time for advertising

Ads for the upcoming Rocky sequel, "Creed," will be the first to be woven into Twitter's Moments feature.

By October 23, 2015


Firefox will fight back against intrusive advertisers

The new version of Firefox paves the way for faster, safer browsing and strips websites of ad technology used to follow user behavior.

By October 21, 2015


Facebook is spreading ads beyond its network

If you're not a Facebook user but have ever visited the site, you'll probably start seeing ads via Facebook.

By May 27, 2016