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How ISPs can sell your Web history—and how to stop them

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | KrulUA) The US Senate yesterday voted to eliminate privacy rules that would have forced ISPs to get your...

Health app makers settle with NY over misleading claims and privacy...

Enlarge / Young woman checking her running results at the smartphone (credit: Getty | AleksandarNakic) Makers of three popular health apps are changing...

Big US companies pull YouTube ads after extremist content sparks uncertainty

(credit: Rego Korosi) The controversy surrounding Google and YouTube advertising and extremist content has spread across the pond.According to a Bloomberg report, some...

“Startlingly effective” TV ads for testosterone helped lead to over-prescription

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Marc Bruxelle) With little evidence of health benefits, television advertisements for testosterone were very successful at persuading men to...

Amid boycott, Google changes ad policy to give advertisers more control

Enlarge (credit: Philippe Huguen/Getty Images) Last week, the UK government halted taxpayer-funded advertising on YouTube and Google because some of its ads appeared on extremist content.Today,...

Microsoft, stop sabotaging Windows 10

Windows 10 is a good operating system, the first one since Windows 7.But Microsoft seems determined to penalize users who adopt it. The latest beta...

UK government suspends YouTube ads after some appear on extremist videos

(credit: Rego Korosi) YouTube and Google have some explaining to do to the government of the United Kingdom.According to a report by UK...

Advertisers look forward to buying your Web browsing history from ISPs

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Thomas Jackson) Six advertising industry trade groups yesterday thanked Republican lawmakers for introducing legislation that would overturn rules that...

IDG Contributor Network: Is Windows 10 an operating system or an...

Is Windows 10 an operating system or an advertising platform? Windows 10 has certainly gotten its share of lumps since it was released.Some users really...

Advertising in Windows has reached an exasperating new low

Enlarge / Advertisements? In my Explorer? It's more common than you think. (credit: A reddit user with a name that's frankly distasteful in and...

Bots: Biggest player on the cybercrime block

In the world of cybercrime, ransomware, and DDoS attacks had the highest profile by far during the past year.There was an entire day devoted...