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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Cookies’

New Girl Scout Cookies Are Coming to Surely Wreck Your Resolutions

Oh, it’s not like you were really going to stop eating sweets forever. Here in time to bust your diets, the Girl Scouts organization has just announced that this year’s cookie season will include three new varieties – two of which or gluten-free. The first new cookie is called Toffee-tastic and, as advertised, will feature “crunchy golden toffee bits” inside …

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Vagina Cookies: Second Grade Class Gets A Surprise

Everyone loves a cookie, but how about cookies shaped like vaginas? Seems a little strange right? One second grade class got a snack and an anatomy lesson all in one when a student’s mother baked and brought in vagina shaped cookies. The vagina cookies story has gone viral, but did it really happen or is it just a hoax? According …

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Vagina Cookies: Feminism Gone Wrong?

Vagina-shaped cookies may seem like a great idea if you are an opinionated mother with a self-serving agenda. One woman thought a request to bake cookies for her child’s class represented the PERFECT opportunity to teach second graders that vaginas are beautiful and that a woman’s sexuality is wonderful. Did she discuss this with the teacher beforehand? No. Did she …

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Cookie Dough Oreos Will Be Your New Favorite Treat

It was only a few months ago when researchers were trying to prove that Oreos weren’t addictive – but that was before we knew about cookie dough Oreos. The famous cookie brand announced two new flavors hitting the shelves on February 3rd: cookie dough and marshmallow crispy. The cookie dough option will look like a traditional Oreo, with two chocolate …

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Christmas Cookie Recipes That Will Please Everyone

Making Christmas cookies is a tradition for many families. Some families make them to deliver to friends, family and neighbors, some make them to take to holiday gatherings and dinner parties, some make them to leave out for Santa and some just make them for the fun of it. Regardless of why you make them, the truth is that nothing …

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Google Pays $17 Million To States Over ‘Safari-Gate’

Last year, Google was handed the largest fine for a single company in FTC history when it was penalized to the tune of $22.5 million in relation to the tracking of Safari users. Critics felt the fine didn’t go far enough, but a federal judge disagreed last November, ruling that the settlement was “fair, adequate and reasonable.” Google had been …

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Kroger Cookie Dough Recalled Due to Mispackage

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that ConAgra Foods is recalling some Kroger-branded “Break ‘N Bake” chocolate chip cookie dough packages. Unlike other, more serious recalls of foods over possible contamination, the Kroger cookie dough recall is relatively benign. The cookie dough is being recalled over mispackaging concerns. Certain lots of the product, instead of containing …

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Pinterest Now Tracks You Automatically, Lets You Opt Out

In an effort to make you “feel like Pinterest is really yours,” the social network is beginning to implement a new personalization feature that tracks your movements across the web and recommends certain pins based on the websites you visit. “If you’re interested, we’ll…suggest personalized pins and boards based on websites you go to that have the Pin It button. …

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Advertisers’ Proposal Gets Rejected In Latest Do Not Track Negotiations

Earlier this year, the Do Not Track debate ran into a snag as the advertising groups and privacy proponents couldn’t even agree to disagree on a Do Not Track standard. This led to fears that the talks may just fall apart, but both groups were finally able to issue their own Do Not Track recommendations. Unsurprisingly, privacy proponents didn’t like …

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Twitter Starts ‘Experimenting’ with Cookie & Email-Based Ad Targeting

Twitter is beginning to “experiment” with what they call “tailored ads,” which should look familiar to you and me as email-based and cookie-based retargeting. Before we get into what Twitter’s actually doing here, let’s get two important things out of the way: First off, these tailored ads are only going to be shown to users in the U.S. Twitter didn’t …

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Advertisers Still Hate Mozilla’s Tracking Policy

For a while there, it looked like the online advertising industry was going to catch a breather as Mozilla worked on a new cookie policy. Its vacation was cut short, however, as Mozilla recently announced its partnership with Stanford on what its calls a “Cookie Clearinghouse.” The Cookie Clearinghouse is software that’s designed similarly to adblocker software. In short, it …

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Mozilla Might Have Just Solved Its Cookie Problem

Mozilla enraged advertisers earlier this year when it said it would block all third-party cookies in its popular Firefox browser. Those same advertisers breathed a collective sigh of relief when Mozilla put those plans on hold to fix a problem in its anti-cookie patch. Now Mozilla is back on the warpath again after finding a potential solution. Mozilla’s Brendan Eich …

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