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How to stop Windows 10's annoying Microsoft Office ads

Rather than upgrading to Office to stop Windows 10 from bleating about it all the time, take these steps instead.

AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot caught injecting ads into Web pages

AT&T is the latest Wi-Fi hotspot provider to try injecting ads into sites where they shouldn't be.

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iOS 9 inspires lust for ad blockers

iOS users can't wait to get their hands on ad blockers.

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Flash's fall from grace continues as Amazon swings ad banhammer

Flash lost its prominence in web video, and now Amazon is refusing to use Adobe's technology in its ads.

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Digital publishers struggling to get real-time data

Digital display advertising is growing at a torrid pace, and the publishers that are able to leverage real-time data analytics are likely to be the best positioned to capitalize, according to a Forrester Consulting report.

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iOS 9: Purify ad blocker ready for beta testing

One of the first ad blockers for iOS 9 is looking for beta testers.

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Ad-blocking software is costing websites real money

A new report released Monday says ad blocking will cost online businesses nearly $22 billion worldwide, and it will only get worse in the coming years.

That ad blocker you love? It's costing publishers a pretty penny

Websites will lose almost $22 billion this year thanks to the ubiquitous tools

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EFF's tracker-smashing Privacy Badger exits beta

After more than a year in beta, the EFF's Privacy Badger privacy-protecting add-on for Chrome and Firefox is available in its first stable version.

Facebook gives businesses more ways to privately message users

Businesses can respond to users' comments on Facebook via Facebook Messenger

EFF-led group wants to give do-not-track some bite

The initiative is the first credible attempt to define what "do not track" actually means, according to backer

Yahoo tackles large 'malvertising' campaign in its ad network

Ads with malicious code may have appeared across Yahoo's sites

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Newest RIG exploit kit driven by malicious advertising

Earlier this year, a disgruntled reseller leaked the source code for version 2.0 of the RIG exploit kit. Since then, the RIG's author has released a new version, which was recently discovered by researchers from Trustwave's Spider...

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T-Mobile caught in crossfire of injected ad war with Flash Networks

T-Mobile, Citizens Bank, thousands of other innocent companies and millions of users are stuck between shady ad networks and Google, publishers, and legitimate advertisers

Facebook revenue surges 39 percent but costs also soar

Profit shrunk as costs went up by more than 80 percent

Twitter surprises with a sales gain, but user growth lags

Growth in users came largely from people who don't hold actual accounts

Google tells its publisher partners to comply with EU cookie directive

The company detailed the requirement in its new EU User Consent Policy

Over 10 million Web surfers possibly exposed to malvertising

The online advertising company that distributed the ads is taking action to stop it

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