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Twitter's new ads program tells advertisers your browsing habits

The global rollout of the ads program allows any marketer to target users who have already expressed interest in their brands outside Twitter with relevant promoted tweets.

By December 5, 2013


Berkeley Law's first Web Privacy Census is out and it's troubling

That Web site you love? It's tracking you. So is the other one. In fact, so are all of the top 100 sites, according to new research.

By June 27, 2012


Visa, MasterCard to use buying history for ad targeting?

The credit card companies are reportedly working on plans to take customer purchase data and use that to deliver targeted ads.

By October 25, 2011


Is data Google's new advertising trump card?

The company is reportedly planning to launch an exchange that would allow Web publishers to sell data on their users in addition to ad space on their site.

By July 11, 2011


Why a hyper-personalized Web is bad for you (Q&A)

45 Minutes on IM: Eli Pariser, author of "The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding from You," says we should be increasingly aware--and wary--of tools to bring us a Web experience explicitly tailored to our interests.

By May 17, 2011


Partovi brothers finally leave MySpace (the internal memos)

Well-known tech entrepreneurs and twin brothers Ali and Hadi Partovi are leaving MySpace in a high-profile departure for the struggling social-networking company.

By April 20, 2010


Online ad twist: Mind your own data

Start-up BlueKai is taking a novel approach in a crowded market for Internet ad tech. The privacy pitch: Consumers can tweak the data held about them.

By September 12, 2008