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

3 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

3 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

3 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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Apple Watch Series 4 Fall Detection Feature is Off by Default Unless You're 65+

Apple Watch Series 4 Fall Detection Feature is Off by Default Unless You're 65+

Apple Watch Series 4 has a new feature called Fall Detection, which uses the new next-generation gyroscope and accelerometer to detect a fall and provide options to contact... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Bring Me Cakes, MaxDominator and Anchor Pointer

Today's Apps Gone Free: Bring Me Cakes, MaxDominator and Anchor Pointer

Deliver sweet treats to granny, match falling dominoes, and store GPS locations with today's collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at any time and... Read more ...

OnePlus Switch update makes it easier than ever to migrate data between...

OnePlus Switch update makes it easier than ever to migrate data between smartphones

The OnePlus Switch app was launched with the sole purpose of making it easier for OnePlus smartphone users to transfer their data from one device to another. If you plan to... Read more ...

The future of enterprise VPN will be software-defined

The future of enterprise VPN will be software-defined

There is no doubt the face of both the enterprise workforce and the network is changing. Existing network management approaches were designed around fixed branch networks... Read more ...

The Tesla Model 3 key fob looks just like a Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 key fob looks just like a Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is usually operated via a smartphone app, with key cards available as backup, but it looks as though Tesla is bowing to customer pressure and bringing out a... Read more ...

‘TechCrunch' Slams Facebook's Dating Service, Calling It ‘An Attempt To...

‘TechCrunch' Slams Facebook's Dating Service, Calling It ‘An Attempt To Humanize Facebook Surveillance'

It doesn't seem like Facebook can catch a break. More users than ever are reportedly deleting the app, as the platform is arguably becoming something used by older folks. The... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Color Tap, Orderly and Multiplication Flash Cards

Today's Apps Gone Free: Color Tap, Orderly and Multiplication Flash Cards

Tap the correct color, keep your life in order, and practice math skills with todays collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at any time and without... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Color Tap, Orderly and Multiplication Flash Cards

Today's Apps Gone Free: Color Tap, Orderly and Multiplication Flash Cards

Tap the correct color, keep your life in order, and practice math skills with today's collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at any time and without... Read more ...

How to Watch 2 Videos Simultaneously on Your Galaxy Note 9

How to Watch 2 Videos Simultaneously on Your Galaxy Note 9

Android does a great job at multitasking. Split-screen mode and picture-in-picture are terrific at letting you manage more than one app at a time. But there are some... Read more ...

Garmin's Next GPS Smartwatch Likely To Be Called The “Marq”

In short: Garmin's next full-fledged fitness smartwatch may be advertised as the “Marq,” according to a trademark application reviewed by AndroidHeadlines. As is the case with... Read more ...