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How home assistants ruined us, an explanation

Our situation became clear when my friend ran through Trader Joe's screaming "ALEXA WHAT TIME IS IT?" This wasn't a cringey mockumentary comedy segment. It's the way we live now. I'm certain San Francisco's sea of terrified Postmates and Prime delive… Source: Engadget | How home assistants ruined us, an explanation

AT&T starts showing pause ads with motion and sound on DirecTV

Since the end of last year, reports indicated that AT&T was planning to add pause ads to its video platforms. According to Variety, the telecom has flipped the switch. AT&T is currently testing the ads on DirecTV, its satellite TV service, an… Source: Engadget | AT&T starts showing pause ads with motion and sound on …

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Twitter's political ad ban will also curb ads for hot-button issues

Twitter has finally outlined how its ban on political ads will work, and it's considerably clearer — if not as clear as some would like. When the ban takes effect on November 22nd, it'll bar ads for anything referring to candidates, parties, existi… Source: Engadget | Twitter's political ad ban will also curb ads for …

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Facebook will let politicians run false ads during UK elections

Facebook's policy of allowing politicians to run false ads is going to get tested in short order. CNN Business has confirmed that the social network won't fact-check candidates' ads in the weeks ahead of the UK election on December 12th. It will ba… Source: Engadget | Facebook will let politicians run false ads during UK …

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Facebook takes down fake political ad meant to test its fact checking

Facebook's stance on truth in political ads has been put to the test. The social media giant has removed a 'stunt' ad from a Political Action Committee, the Really Online Lefty League, that falsely claimed Republican Senator Lindsey Graham supported… Source: Engadget | Facebook takes down fake political ad meant to test its fact checking

Roku spent $150 million so it can sell more ads

Roku is no longer just a company making TV streaming boxes and dongles. It's become a powerful advertising company, too. By some estimates, it streams more ad-supported hours than any other over-the-top (OTT) platform. Today, it announced plans to do… Source: Engadget | Roku spent 0 million so it can sell more ads

Facebook's new misinformation policy doesn’t include political ads

Facebook has updated its policies to make it even easier for politicians to post misleading ads. In a change first spotted by Popular Information, the company has narrowed down what it defines as "misinformation." Prior to this week, Facebook's guide… Source: Engadget | Facebook's new misinformation policy doesn’t include political ads

Disney+ may not be on Fire TV due to a reported ad dispute

When Disney confirmed all the platforms on which you'll be able to stream Disney+, there was a notable omission: Amazon's Fire TV ecosystem. It seems the companies are tussling over terms for not just Disney+, but apps for the likes of ESPN+ and Disn… Source: Engadget | Disney+ may not be on Fire TV due …

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Facebook will show who uploaded your contact info for targeted ads

Facebook has taken some steps to prevent companies from recklessly using your data for targeted ads, but now it might put pressure on them to come clean. As of February 28th, Facebook's "why am I seeing this ad?" button will show who (if anyone) upl… Source: Engadget | Facebook will show who uploaded your contact …

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Apple Australia's New Wedding-Themed Ads Continue 'Shot on iPhone X' Campaign

Apple Australia has published a series of new iPhone X ads to its YouTube channel showcasing the smartphone’s camera being used at various weddings. Titled “First Dance”, the short ads continue the company’s “Shot on iPhone” series by demonstrating the general quality of the iPhone X camera rather than highlighting any specific feature. Of the …

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Russia-linked Facebook ads sought to exploit US social divisions

There's been a lot of fuss over a Russian group buying Facebook ads in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, to the point where it's handing the ads to Congress as it investigates the scope of Russia's influence campaign. But what's in those… Source: Engadget

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