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

9 days 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

9 days 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

9 days 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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Today's Apps Gone Free: Essence, Moody, Jigsaw Wonder Puppies and More

Today's Apps Gone Free: Essence, Moody, Jigsaw Wonder Puppies and More

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Facebook wants to tell you how much time you're wasting on Facebook

Facebook wants to tell you how much time you're wasting on Facebook

Tech companies are apparently a lot more interested in our digital well-being these days, with both Android P and iOS 12 showing off features that tell you how much time you're... Read more ...

Amazon launches its kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited app on iOS after five years

Amazon launches its kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited app on iOS after five years

Five years after Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited made its debut on Amazon devices powered by Android, the app is bringing its benefits on iOS. Amazon has just announced that the... Read more ...

Tinder tests new 'Picks' feature that saves time by giving you curated...

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Back when I tested Google's first augmented reality product, Project Tango , one of my favorite use cases was the Google Measure app. This would turn Tango's bevy of extra... Read more ...

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