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Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021
Facebook's parent company Meta says it will remove sensitive ad targeting options related to health, race or ethnicity, political affiliation, religion or sexual orientation beginning on Jan. 19.
Currently, advertisers can target people who have expressed interest in issues, public...
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020
Older men in Arkansas might see a close-up photo of President Donald Trump pumping his fist in the air, along with a message asking them to donate $30 to his campaign for a Super Bowl commercial.
Middle-aged women in California might see a photo of Trump pointing to a crowd, with a plea...
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019
Facebook will overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing , credit and employment ads as part of a legal settlement.
For the social network, that's one major legal problem down, several to go, including government investigations in the U.S. and Europe over its...
Friday, Sep. 14, 2018
Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Two web browsers now want to help you fight back in what's becoming an escalating privacy arms race.
New protections in Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers aim to prevent...
Friday, Apr. 13, 2018
If you want to tailor a Facebook ad to a single user out of its universe of 2.2 billion, you could.
Trying to pitch your boutique bed and breakfast to a 44-year-old "trendy mom" who lives in Seattle, leans conservative and is currently traveling in the Toronto area but hasn't booked a...