Posts Tagged ‘opt out’

Windows 10 Prompt without “No Thanks” Option

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Referring to Microsoft’s Windows 10 promotion as “aggressive” is the understatement of the decade. “Tyrannical” would probably be more fitting.

Microsoft’s Get Windows 10 application is deployed on computer systems running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to advertise and push the new operating system as a free upgrade on those devices. It appears, that Microsoft has modified the app leaving the crucial option to decline the update behind in the dust.


FDV Downloader for Chrome Latest Extension to Inject Ads on Websites

Friday, July 18th, 2014

“Excuse me sir, would you care for some spam with your download?”

Buying successful extensions and adding monetization options to them, usually in the form of ad injections on websites users visit, seems to be a profitable business model. While it is unclear if the company controlling the popular FDV Downloader extension for Chrome has changed, it is confirmed that it has started to inject advertisement on web pages you visit.


How to Disable Shared Endorsement Ads on Google

Friday, October 11th, 2013

If you don’t want to be used as a pitchman in ads for everything that you “like” on Google sites, here’s how to avoid it …

Your Google likes and comments may soon be used by companies for advertisement purpose according to a Terms of Service update the company released earlier today (for a non-lawyer speak summary check here). This feature may attach your +1s, comments that you have left on Google properties, and people that you follow as endorsements to advertisements.