Twitter Took Phone Numbers for Security and Used Them for Advertising

This could make people think twice about using a phone number to secure their account at all.


The LAPD’s Job Ad Ending Up on Breitbart Is Hardly a Mystery

There is probably not any great conspiracy at work here to discredit the LAPD.


Here's How Google Sends Advertising Dollars to Fake News Sites

New research shows Google’s online ad tech places ads on 70% of 1,700 sites purveying misinformation.


Even Fortune Cookies Have Ads Now Because the World Is Bad

God forbid we're allowed to enjoy two bites of sugary goodness without getting a taste of late capitalism.


US Cities Are Helping People Buy Amazon Surveillance Cameras Using Taxpayer Money

Documents obtained by Motherboard show that Ring uses partnership and promotional agreements in order to contractually obligate public officials to promote its products.


This Tool Lets You See Facebook’s Targeted Political Ads All Over the World

Facebook has failed to be fully transparent with data concerning political advertising, so two researchers collected the data themselves.


Somehow, Fiverr Ads Have Gotten Even More Tone-Deaf

The company's latest campaign quite literally illustrates how the gig economy exploits women of color.


Canada Made Its Legal Weed Rules Too Tough and Is Going to Pay for It

Confusing rules around social media and advertising put licensed producers at a disadvantage against U.S. brands signing celebrities like Jay-Z.


This Ad Agency Is Getting $12 Million to Make Border Patrol Look Fun and Cool

Ogilvy is proud to do work on behalf of gay rights, women's empowerment, and... CBP?


Trump Has Spent Nearly $1 Million Wishing Himself (and Melania) Happy Birthday on Facebook

The Trump campaign is spending more money wishing the Trump family happy birthday than any other single issue by any candidate.


The war over the Mueller report is being waged on Facebook

Trump's re-election campaign is flooding the platform with ads falsely claiming "complete exoneration."


Brewery's BDSM-Inspired Label Prompts Bizarre Response From Russian Government

A Russian federal service issued a social media poll after a complaint that Kopytov Brewery's ball gag label was offensive.