We dig into the Game Players Code

We take a look at some new tips designed to keep younger gamers safe and see what can be added to make them even more informative.

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SMS authentication code includes ad: a very bad idea

We look at a recent incident where a Google SMS authentication user encountered an add attached to the code sent out.

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Is it game over for VR advergaming?

An ad trial in paid-for VR game Blaston has… not go well. Is it a temporary setback, or has Advergaming met its end-of-level boss?

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Charities and the advertising industry: data ecosystems and privacy risks

We take a look at a study which dives into the connection between popular UK based charity organisations and tracking, Real Time Bidding, and data analysis

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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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Christmas tech scams roundup

What’s under the Christmas tree? It’s worse than lumps of coal, it’s a not very festive assortment of tricks and scams designed to give you a festive season hangover.

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ESTA registration websites still lurk in paid ads on Google

Google has taken action against advertisements on their network offering ESTA application services at an inflated price. We see if potentially dubious sites are still lurking, using common search terms.

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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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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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Spam: “Your $100 Amazon Prime credit will expire”

We look at a piece of spam claiming 100$ of Amazon Prime credit will soon be lost if not used in a hurry…

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