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Nope, ads aren't coming to thermostats, says Nest

Ads might be headed to all kinds of Google-owned products, but not Nest thermostats.

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How bickering and greed neutered the 'Do Not Track' privacy initiative

The lack of a standard has hamstrung the browser privacy tool.

Google warns ads may come to Nest, Google Glass, and more

Right now it's a possibility, rather than a reality.. oh, who are we kidding?

Mozilla Adblock bug can dramatically boost memory usage

If you use the Adblock plugin, especially with Mozilla's Firefox, you may have noticed your memory use skyrocket. There's a reason for that.

Spam: Earn $1,000,000

New 'malvertisements' need to be stopped now, Senate report says

The online ad industry should offer better protections against malware-ladedn ads that can threaten your computer without your knowledge, the U.S. Senate says.

People hated Firefox's New Tab ad idea, but Mozilla's pressing on -- cautiously

At the same time, reassures users that the browser won't become 'a mess of logos'

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Te gusta zapatos? Twitter lets advertisers target users by language

Marketers on Twitter can now target users based on their language.

Adblock Plus works out kinks in Safari extension

The browser extension is mostly on par with ones for Chrome and Opera

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EFF's new Privacy Badger browser add-on closes the prying eyes of online trackers

The EFF is working on a new weapon in the fight against online tracking: Privacy Badger.

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Google's new, highly targeted app ads react to how you use Android apps

Google has a new advertising program that lets advertisers target you based on the apps you use, how often you use them, and the types of in-app purchases you make.