New Facebook ad reporting tool launches in UK

Consumer expert Martin Lewis took Facebook to court over multiple rogue ads bearing his likeness. It’s now been settled out of court, and Facebook users have a new tool in the fight against bad ads.

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How to tighten security and increase privacy on your browser

Is your browser secure and private enough by design or do you need to worry about security, privacy, fingerprinting, ads, and cookies yourself?

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The danger of third parties: ads, pipelines, and plugins

We take a look at the perils of the tools and services embedded into the websites you use on a daily basis, thanks to the development help of third parties.

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Search engine shenanigans: Malwarebytes mentions aren’t what they seem

Hunting for information on Malwarebytes, including blog posts or researcher names on Google’s search engine? Be wary of websites stuffed with keywords designed to send you into an ad blizzard.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Chrome declares war on unwanted redirects

Google initiates their plans to implement new changes in Chrome to defend against annoying web redirects.

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Drive-by mining and ads: The Wild Wild West

Cryptomining in the browser is all the rage lately. But what are the impacts for users when it is being abused by dubious publishers?

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Adware the series, part 6

In this part of the series, we are going to have a look at types of adware that are very hard to find and remove, like ADS, rootkits, and file-less infections.

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Window Range Manager

A recently discovered adware called Window Range Manager aka Winrange uses Chrome components like SwiftShader and Widevine CDM to display 3D advertisements and deploys an Adobe Flash library, but fails to run on most systems.

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Nexus Mods site goes public with “bad ad” report

One site was so fed up with bad advert reports from their users that they decided to go public with the results…

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Gossip Site TMZ, Latest Victim of Malvertising Campaign

The same malvertising campaign we documented last week is still going unabated. Celebrity gossip portal TMZ.com, which brings in 30m visitors a month, is the latest publisher affected.

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