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#Advertising is big money — so big in fact that publications no longer care what’s true but instead focus on what text brings them more income (from advertisers, of course) http://techrights.org/2019/04/10/linux-magazine-is-run-by-advertisers/ #gnu #linux


 
Just had a look through #uBlockOrigin's readme, and I love them, such a good bunch of humans.

"[...] it's important to note that using a blocker is NOT theft. Don't fall for this creepy idea. The ultimate logical consequence of `blocking = theft` is the criminalisation of the inalienable right to #privacy."

Wanted to give them money, but:

"Free. Open source. For users by users. No donations sought."

✊ 🌈

#advertising #surveillanceCapitalism


 
You are confusing an advice with #advertising.

#Ads are something people get payed to give and distributed on a scale to maximise the return of investment.

An advise is something you give for free, occasionally, to share something you like with someone who could like it too.

I wouldn't use a banner to suggest my friends to use a certain free software. I'd write an article about it.

Even better: I'd give a party! 😉

@DashEquals @aral


 
What you are calling "ethical ads" are basically personal suggestions.

Actually, in a world where any kind of advertising is forbidden by law, the only way a company would have to gain new customers would be to provide the best product for the cheapest price, so that their customers would suggest such product/service to their friends.

Much like when a friend suggest you a good book.

But it's not #Advertising, so don't call it so.

@sheogorath @aral


 
Transport ministry’s cycling helmet campaign called out by SPD’s women’s wing

An advertising campaign by Germany’s transport ministry to persuade cyclists to wear helmets has sparked accusations of sexism, as it features a model wearing just a helmet and underwear.

With the slogan “Looks like shit. But saves my life”, the advert features a profile-shot of Alicija Köhler, a competitor in the gameshow Germany’s Next Topmodel sporting a violet coloured helmet and a lacy bra. #Advertising #Womensrightsandgenderequality #Germany #Gender #Media #Cycling #Europe #Worldnews


 
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European Commission - Press release
#Antitrust: Commission fines Google €1.49 billion for abusive practices in online advertising


http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-1770_en.htm

Brussels, 20 March 2019
  • Google is dominant in the market for online search advertising intermediation in the EEA.
  • Google has abused this market dominance by preventing rivals from competing in the online search advertising intermediation market.
#Google #dominance #abuse #online #search #advertising
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-19-1774_en.htm

Margrethe Vestager @vestager
https://mobile.twitter.com/vestager/status/1108323633364168704


 

Google hit with €1.5bn fine from EU over advertising


The search engine has been fined for blocking rival online search advertisers.
Article word count: 375

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19440926
Posted by okket (karma: 35450)
Post stats: Points: 169 - Comments: 140 - 2019-03-20T11:15:48Z

#HackerNews #€15bn #advertising #fine #from #... show more


 

We're building a dystopia just to make people click on ads


Filtered word: nsfw


 
I frequently think about this page in Edward Tufte's Beautiful Evidence.

Metaphors for Presentations and Conway's Law

The metaphor of PowerPoint is the software corporation itself. To describe a software house is to describe the PP cognitive style: a big bureaucracy engaged in computer programming (deep hierarchical structures, relentlessly sequential, nested, one-short-line-at-a-time) and in marketing (advocacy not analysis, more style than substance, misdirection, slogan thinking, fast pace, branding, exaggerated claims, marketplace ethics). That the PP cognitive style mimics a software house exemplifies Conway's Law:

"Any organization which designs a system... will inevitably produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization's communication structure." [--- Melvin E. Conway, "How do Committees Invent?"]

Why should the structure, activities, and values of a large commercial bureaucracy be a useful metaphor for our presentations? Are there worse metaphors? Voice-mail menu systems? Billboards? Television? Stalin?

The pushy PP s
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German Regulators Tell Tesla to Stop Advertising Cars with Gas Savings in Price


Tesla has agreed to no longer list an "after savings" price on its vehicle configurator page to avoid confusion.
Article word count: 392

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19348151
Posted by Pharmakon (karma: 1593)
Post stats: Points: 130 - Comments: 64 - 2019-03-09T20:04:20Z

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Which websites featured on the Federation have the worst privacy?


My last post highlighted how ticking the OEmbed box to add a website picture to a post can compromise Federation users if it contains a tracker.

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I also mentioned tools, like Disconnect, we could use to detect websites which track their users. In this post I reveal some of the most popular reference websites on the Federation with low privacy and high tracking rates.

I believe Federation users should consider not embedding, or at least warning their readers about the surveillance techniques carried out by these sites.

A Princeton University study identified almost a million websites that track their users. Here are just 5 examples of websites whose stories are commonly quoted on the Federation:

WIRED


Wired is a popular... show more


 


How can Federation users post more safely?


You know how it goes. We find a great story online and we want to share it with our supporters or feature it in our feed with appropriate has
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How can Federation users post more safely?


You know how it goes. We find a great story online and we want to share it with our supporters or feature it in our feed with appropriate hashtags for maximum reach.

But do we check the website featuring the story for privacy before we post?

When we embed a link by selecting the OEmbed box (often ticked by default) this displays an image or video on our post from the website we’ve featured.




They may look cool, but these images can contain beacons or other trackers. Embedded trackers also load into the browsers of any user who scrolls down the public feeds.... show more


 


 
#Google #GDPR #privacy #EU #advertising

Unearthed emails could be smoking gun in epic GDPR battle: Google, adtech giants 'know they break Euro privacy law' • The Register


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Privacy warriors have filed fresh evidence in their ongoing battle against real-time web ad exchange systems, which campaigners claim trample over Europe's data protection laws.

The new filings – submitted today to regulators in the UK, Ireland, and Poland – allege that Google and industry body the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) are well aware that their advertising networks flout the EU's privacy-safeguarding GDPR, and yet are doing nothing about it. The IAB, Google – which is an IAB member – and others in the ad-slinging world insist they aren't doing anything wrong.


 
#Facebook #nazist #advertising

Facebook decided which users are interested in Nazis — and let advertisers target them directly - Los Angeles Times



Facebook makes money by charging advertisers to reach just the right audience for their message — even when that audience is made up of people interested in the perpetrators of the Holocaust or explicitly neo-Nazi music.

Despite promises of greater oversight following past advertising scandals, a Times review shows that Facebook has continued to allow advertisers to target hundreds of thousands of use
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| #advertising #antivax #youtube


 
| #advertising #antivax #youtube


 
quoted from #Wikipedia "#Diaspora https://diasp.org/ is a #nonprofit, #userowned, #distributed #socialnetwork that is based upon the #free Diaspora #software."
"#Thesocialnetwork is not owned by any one person or entity, keeping it from being subject to #corporate take-overs or #advertising."
"no big corporation will ever control Diaspora. #Diaspora* will never sell your social life to #advertisers"
#altTwitter #altFB


 
UK bans gambling ads from sites and games that target kids


The UK will prohibit child-friendly websites and video games from running gambling ads, a move that poses potential ramifications for app developers, soccer stars and social media influencers alike. Starting April 1st, gambling companies will be bann…

\#aevlus #public #news #learn #express #expand #podaevlus #quantum-mind-game #freethoughtproject #think #freedom #advertising #advertising-standards-authority #business #children #gambling #gear #internet #kids
Originally posted at: https://www.aevl.us/2019/02/13/uk-bans-gambling-ads-from-sites-and-games-that-target-kids/
UK bans gambling ads from sites and games that target kids


 
KARE-TV was first alerted to the "parking lot price switch" by Target shopper Miranda Artz, who noticed the phenomenon while buying an electric razor last spring.

"It was $99.99 in the store, so I bought it," said Artz - only to find that the product was $69.99 on her Target app in the parking lot.

Artz went back in the store to deal with customer service, and noticed that the price had jumped back to $99.99. When she went back out to the parking lot, she noticed the price drop again, so she took a screenshot to show customer service, which then refunded the difference.
~ from this article #target #deception #advertising #marketing #app


 
Just because, i need the link to this video from time to time.

#bitcoin #facebook #advertising #invasion #humor #cameralla #satire #funny



Bitcoin Explained - The Sequel



ADVERTISING EXPLAINED (BC Explained ep 3)


 
How MacDo will regret bringing this their case to court!
It is amusing to see how the competitors are making use of the opportunity ;-)

He he he. Thanks for posting @oliverbender@thepirate.party (original post )

#bigmac #mcdonalds #burgerking #advertising
Burger King Trolls McDonald’s Yet Again With an Entire Menu Mocking the Big Mac


 
How MacDo will regret bringing this their case to court!
It is amusing to see how the competitors are making use of the opportunity ;-)

He he he. Thanks for posting @oliverbender@thepirate.party (original post )

#bigmac #mcdonalds #burgerking #advertising
Burger King Trolls McDonald’s Yet Again With an Entire Menu Mocking the Big Mac


 
Privacy tip #4

Turn off location. PART 2




[]BROWSERS

Apart from Edge, which has to be tweaked from the W10 OS, most browsers can have their location services disabled through their menu. I cannot list EVERY browser in existence here, as I have a life. If you have other browser location tweaks, please share.

CHROME
1. Click on Chrome’s menu and select the cog symbol – SETTINGS
2. Click the SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS link at the bottom. Don’t be afraid of the ‘advanced’ implication, this has been worded to scare off timid sheep from reclaiming their privacy.
3. Click the CONTENT SETTINGS button under PRIVACY. While we’re here, consider unchecking the boxes urging us to use web services to ‘resolve navigational errors’ or ‘prediction services’ to auto complete our searches. This is just more telemetry.
4. Scroll down to the LOCATION section and select DO NOT ALLOW ANY SITE TO TRACK YOUR PHYSICAL LOCATION.

FIREFOX

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Just decided I don't need Yahoo News!


"Before you continue...
Yahoo is part of Oath. Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads. Oath will also provide you personalised ads on partner products. Learn More. Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices."
#surveillance #capitalism #privacy #brainwashing #yahoo #facebook #advertising


 
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Just decided I don't need Yahoo News!


"Before you continue...
Yahoo is part of Oath. Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads. Oath will also provide you personalised ads on partner products. Learn More. Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices."
#surveillance #capitalism #privacy #brainwashing #yahoo #facebook #advertising


 
I know this is just a stupid #advertising but it is so ruthless.
#lateStageCapitalism
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What is the #Future of #Blockchain and #Advertising?



Blockchain technology could soon give users more control over their social media and digital ad experience.
https://interestingengineering.com/what-is-the-future-of-blockchain-and-advertising


 

Venal Research


I see this as the modern equivalent of venal poetry. (0)
The Enlightenment ideal, which all universities claim to endorse, is that everyone should think for themselves. So why do they run departments in which researchers explore new means of blocking this capacity?

Among the “neutralising” techniques it highlighted were “disguising the persuasive intent of the message”; distracting our attention by using confusing phrases that make it harder to focus on the advertiser’s intentions; and “using cognitive depletion as a tactic for reducing consumers’ ability to contest messages”. This means hitting us with enough advertisements to exhaust our mental resources, breaking down our capacity to think.

... researchers advised that the best means to enhance “the authentic persuasive appeal of a celebrity endorser” whose standing has slipped is to get them to display “a Duchenne smile”, otherwise known as “a genuine smile”. It precisely anatomised such
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Captiv8 report highlights data for spotting fake followers


#advertising tech #captiv8 #data #fake #followers #highlights #instagram #report #social #spotting #... show more


 

Captiv8 report highlights data for spotting fake followers


#advertising tech #captiv8 #data #fake #followers #highlights #instagram #report #social #spotting #startups
Captiv8 report highlights data for spotting fake followers

TechCrunch: Captiv8 report highlights data for spotting fake followers (Anthony Ha)


 
#Mastercard #advertising with a woman that had 1 day of vacation in over 5 years!
What the actual fuck capitalism.
#lateStageCapitalism


 
Venal symbol draining raises the tide of insignificancy: advertising. Neil Postman's Technopoly elaborates the idea that "the dissemination of semantic wisdom … can be equally well given by departments of history, political science, chemistry, English, or home economics … ". S.I. Hayakawa's supports and extends Richards' point: "… great words … have become suspect: so that when people hear or see them they assume they are being got at? Where these words are no longer understood, men no longer understand themselves." (IaR) Following up with Yeats you wonder who you would allow to "make and unmake"(Yeats) us…

Poetry and Advertising (1946)


by S.I. Hayakawa

One does not often mention poetry and advertising in the same breath. Poetry is universally conceded to be the loftiest attainment of the verbal arts; its merits are attested to by the wise of all ages. Advertising, on the other hand, is not even an autonomous art; it is the handmaiden of commercial motives; its name carries connotations (well earned, one might add) of... show more


 
Richards's writing on the Humanities in General Education reminds me of Neil Postman's "symbol drain", Cornelius Castoriadis's "Rising Tide of Insignificancy", and S.I. Hayakawa's "Poetry and Advertising." Words have been losing their meanings for a few generations. The lines by Coleridge stuck in my mind, slightly garbled. And I want to remember that China prohibited book indexes until fairly recently (around 1900 or so I guess)…

Trivialization winning the contest with Blasphemy is memorable too.
(Blasphemy: 冒涜, Trivialization: 平凡化、 豆知識化、 つまらなくする、 浅はかなことにする)

The Future of the Humanities in General Education (1947)


by I.A. Richards
Even in that certain hour before the fall, 
Unless men please they are no heard at all. 
             The Fabulists

Among the guests at the at the Conference on the Humanistic Traditi... show more


 

Podcast Advertising: $51,975 Spent. Here’s What We Learned


Don't spend a penny on podcast advertising until you've read this.
Article word count: 3220

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18577302
Posted by jger15 (karma: 228)
Post stats: Points: 121 - Comments: 67 - 2018-12-01T16:06:39Z

\#HackerNews #51975 #advertising #heres #learned #podcast #spent #... show more


 

Two Cybercrime Rings and Eight Defendants Indicted for Digital Advertising Fraud


A 13-count indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Aleksandr Zhukov, Boris Timokhin, Mikhail Andreev, Denis Avdeev, Dmitry Novikov, Sergey Ovsyannikov, Aleksandr Isaev and…
Article word count: 1669

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18547745
Posted by NN88 (karma: 2054)
Post stats: Points: 90 - Comments: 31 - 2018-11-27T23:09:33Z

\#HackerNews #advertising #and #cybercrime... show more


 
If it is allowed or not... I do not care. I am in a different jurisdiction than most anyway.
But it sure is darn funny to see how it is done. There are a couple of neat tricks here...
Marvel at the tricks of the trade in food advertising.

#food #advertising #photography


 
#Advertising at the fucking beach.
Totally not brainwashing or propaganda.
#lateStageCapitalism
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