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Yahoo's malware-pushing ads linked to larger malware scheme

Cisco found hundreds of related suspicious domains that are probably used to push malware

Customer-tracking tactics move to brick and mortar

The ongoing battle over privacy is not confined to online. Besides security cameras and smart cars, cellphones are enabling retailers to track shoppers in stores.

AdBlock Plus erases YouTube's clutter and contentious Google+ comments

If you don't like YouTube's move to Google+ comments, you'll love AdBlock Plus's latest banhammer.

Microsoft Store now selling snarky anti-Google 'Scroogled' mugs and T-shirts

"Keep calm while we steal your data!" the gear cries, below a Chrome logo. Keep it classy, Microsoft.

Twitter now letting marketers target mobile ads by device, OS version, and Wi-Fi

Twitter will give advertisers more controls to serve different ads to users based on which OS version their mobile device uses.

Ad group urges self-regulation to balance privacy, promos

New polling from the Digital Advertising Alliance highlights the importance of guidelines to limit Web companies' online tracking.

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Trade some privacy for a special offer? Consumers aren't sure

Consumers are getting more aware that they can be tracked while they walk around stores but plenty still feel uncomfortable about it, according to a new survey.

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Massive ads set to take over Windows' Bing app

New "hero ads" within the Windows Bing app will dominate your entire screen. So far, however, they're confined to Windows 8.1.

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Mobile ads double, hit $3 billion in first half of 2013, IAB says

Revenue from mobile ads and searches more than doubled in the first half of 2013, reaching $3 billion, as advertisers began seeing value in offering ads over tablets and smartphones.

Report: Microsoft cookies would share data between desktop, mobile, Xbox

Microsoft is said to be working on a replacement cookie technology that would share information between your desktop and smartphone.