Posts Tagged ‘advertisement’

Why Search Engines are as Bad as Download Sites when it Comes to Freeware

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Although a lot of this goes without saying, it’s still good to keep in mind if you don’t want to be plagued with unwanted search bars, useless anti-virus programs and other annoying adware.

There are many free programs out there on the Internet that are great: Firefox, Thunderbird, VLC Media Player, CCleaner, Revo Uninstaller, QuietRSS, WinSCP or KeePass are just some examples of programs that you can download and use for free. While it should be pretty straightforward to download these programs, it’s often not the case. Sure, if you know the url they are offered on then you go there and download them, but if you don’t, you have to use search engines or visit a download site to get them.


Twitter Sues Twitter Spam Tool Providers

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Here’s an interesting approach to dealing with spam; if it works, this type of strategy will probably make Twitter users very happy.

Twitter in its current form is abused by spammers, usually with the help of automated tools that support multiple profiles, auto following and posting, custom messages and a lot of other goodies that put Twitter use on autorun. Reasons for spamming Twitter differ, from pushing out mass advertisements over SEO purposes to distributing malware and other malicious content.


Privacy Initiative to Release Three Internet Explorer 9 Tracking Protection Lists

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

If this actually works the way that it’s supposed to work, it could be an incredibly helpful tool for those of us who are concerned about online privacy …

One of the new features that Microsoft introduced in their Internet Explorer 9 browser was support for so called Tracking Protection Lists. These lists can be installed in the browser to add protection against tracking, and as a side effect many forms of advertisement. A list of common TPLs is available at the Internet Explorer Test Drive website where they can be installed with just two clicks of the mouse.


Twitter Tweets About Redesign, Forgets to Mention Ads

Friday, December 9th, 2011

It was only a matter of time before they got around to this …

Twitter today announced redesigns for all platforms the social messaging site is offered for. This includes the web version for desktop PCs as well as clients for Android and iOS systems. Twitter users interested in the changes can head over to the Fly page on Twitter for a first impression of the things to come. It is interesting to note that mobile clients for Android and iPhone are already offered, while the iPad version and desktop versions are said to roll out in the coming months.


Visa, MasterCard Plan to Link Credit Card Purchases and Online Marketing

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

On one hand, this sounds like a real pain in the neck, but on the other hand, I usually ignore anything that even looks like it might be an ad anyway …

If you thought it could not get worse with all the tracking and personalization on the Internet, then you have just been proven wrong. According to The Wall Street Journal and other sources, both Visa and MasterCard are planning to tie credit card purchases with personalized online advertisement. What does it mean? You recently bought a new BMW? Expect to see car insurance ads! You are a regular customer at Mc Donalds, Burger King or Kentucky Fried Chicken? Expect weight loss ads to dominate your ad experience on the Internet. Paid your membership to that online dating site with your credit card? See mail order bride ads.