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Google redesigns Ad Settings w/ Material Theme, expands ‘Why this ad?' to all first-party apps

5 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

To allay privacy concerns about its ad-centric business model, Google since 2009 has maintained a centralized dashboard to control ads , with later tools allowing for muting and seeing why a specific ad was displayed. The latest change today redesigns Ad Settings with a focus on making it easier for users to understand and control.
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Google revamps Ad Settings and 'Why this ad?' so you can see and control how ads are personalized

Google revamps Ad Settings and 'Why this ad?' so you can see and control how ads are personalized

5 monthes ago   |   By Beta News

Google has given its Ad Settings page an overhaul in the name of transparency. The page gives people the chance to not only see how Google uses the data it has gathered about them to personalize the ads they see, but also exercise a degree of control over these personalized ads. The page makes it possible to disable ad targeting, so you will see rather more generic ads if tailored advertising concerns you. The company has also updated its "Why this ad?" feature, so you will be able to determine why you are seeing certain Google-supplied ads on the sites...
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Google reboots advertising tools to give users more control over their data

Google reboots advertising tools to give users more control over their data

5 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Facing growing questions about how personal data is used to target advertising, Google today announced a series of updates to its advertising tools designed to help users better understand why they see certain ads and help them control the experience. In a blog post, Google product manager Philippe de Lurand Pierre-Paul said that while the company...
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Google Maps' personalized ‘For You' feature is now rolling out on iOS

Google Maps' personalized ‘For You' feature is now rolling out on iOS

Google is increasingly trying to transform Google Maps into an application that can be used for more than navigation purposes, with a significant emphasis on being more social... Read more ...

Google Fit gets a major update with new homescreen widgets

Google Fit gets a major update with new homescreen widgets

Google Fit has received a major overhaul - just in time for tracking the excesses of the festive period. According to Android Central , the app now shows your daily progress... Read more ...

Epic pulls Infinity Blade games for Apple's App Store

Epic pulls Infinity Blade games for Apple's App Store

Epic Games has announced that it is pulling its Infinity Blade games for Apple's App Store, the games have been very popular in the app store over the last few years. The... Read more ...

Google Expedites Closure of Google+ After Bug Investigation

Google Expedites Closure of Google+ After Bug Investigation

Google announced that it will expedite the closure of Google+ for consumers. In October of this year, Google said it would shut down Google+ for consumers “over a ten month... Read more ...

Epic Games Removes 'Infinity Blade' Trilogy From App Store

Epic Games Removes 'Infinity Blade' Trilogy From App Store

Epic Games today announced that its Infinity Blade role-playing game trilogy has been removed from the App Store. In a blog post, the video game studio said "it has become... Read more ...

Telegram version 5.0 released with new design, new features galore

Telegram version 5.0 released with new design, new features galore

Telegram, the messaging app with more than 200 million active users in four years, has just released a major update that brings lots of new things for both Android and iOS... Read more ...

Epic Games pulls all Infinity Blade games from the App Store

Epic Games pulls all Infinity Blade games from the App Store

Bad news for mobile gamers, as Epic Games, makers of Fortnite, have just announced they have decided to remove all Infinity Blade games from the App Store. The multi-awarded... Read more ...

Google brings the Lens visual search feature to its iOS search app

Google brings the Lens visual search feature to its iOS search app

Google Lens is a feature that uses a phone's camera to provide a visual search of the image seen in the viewfinder. If it is a product that Lens recognizes, it will tell you... Read more ...

Some apps sell your location data by hiding developers' true intentions

Some apps sell your location data by hiding developers' true intentions

According to today's New York Times, the apps that you have installed on your phone are passing along your location history to advertisers and others willing to pay up for this... Read more ...

Google+ privacy flaw forces the service to speed up shutdown

Google+ privacy flaw forces the service to speed up shutdown

While Alphabet Inc. initially intended to shut down its Google+ social media platform by August 2019 following a data breach, the company has pushed forward the date to April... Read more ...