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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Cookies’

Watermelon Oreos to be Offered For a Limited Time

A new flavor of Oreo cookies is coming for summer, and it might not be what you expect. The cookie brand is now selling a limited edition run of Watermelon-flavored Oreos. The cookies have Golden Oreo cookies on the outside and a pink-and-green cream center. According to a review by the Junk Food Guy food blog, the cookies do not …

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Mozilla Has Decided Not To Block Cookies In Firefox Just Yet

Online advertisers have been nervous the past few weeks as Mozilla moved forward with its plans to block third-party cookies by default in its Firefox browser. Some advertiser groups have even claimed that Mozilla’s policy will “undermine American small businesses.” It seems that Mozilla listened as it has decided to postpone the implementation of its policy. In a blog post …

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Mozilla’s Cookie Policy Writer Slams Advertisers, Says They Refuse To Negotiate

It was revealed in March that Mozilla would start to disable third-party cookies by default in its Firefox browser. The non-profit says it’s only doing it to protect consumer privacy, but advertisers have hit back hard saying the policy will only hurt small businesses. Does the man behind Mozilla’s anti-cookie policy care though? Nope. In an interview with AdExchanger, Jonathan …

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Facebook Brings Real-Time, Cookie-Based FBX Ads to Your News Feed

Facebook is bringing its relatively new Exchange ads to your desktop news feed in an alpha test that will expand the scope of the re-targeted ads that Facebook launched out of beta last September. Facebook Exchange, or FBX, lets advertisers target ads to users with a cookie-based real-time bidding platform. Before today, those ads only appeared on the right-hand side …

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Mozilla Under Attack By Ad Industry For Planning To Block Cookies By Default In Firefox

Over the past few years, Mozilla has emerged as a company dedicated to the privacy of its users. It’s going to take that to the next level with Firefox 22 as the browser will start blocking cookies by default. The ad industry isn’t particularly happy about it. The Interactive Advertising Bureau sent out a press release this week claiming that …

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HTML 5 Tracking Spreading, Says Berkeley Web Privacy Census

The University of California at Berkeley Law School today released its quarterly census of web trackers, and the results point to a rise in sites’ use of local HTML5 storage. The report, titled The Web Privacy Census, was authored by Nathan Good and Chris Jay Hoofnagle. HTML5 local storage, according to the report, allows developers more flexibility and much more …

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Facebook Exchange Will Bring Targeted, Real-Time Ads For That Car You Almost Bought

Facebook is about to launch a new advertising program called Facebook Exchange, which could not only be a massively profitable venture for the company, but according to them, could improve the relevancy of the ads that you and I see on a daily basis. The premise of Facebook Exchange is pretty simple: When you visit a site (other than Facebook) …

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European Union Caught With Its Hand In The Cookie Jar

Don’t you just hate cookies? Not the delicious sweets, but the kind that follow you around on the Web tracking your behavior. It seems that the European Union hates them too hence why the “Cookie Law” went into effect this week. The law requires any Web site targeting citizens in EU nation-states to ask for permission before installing cookies. From …

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Google May Face $10 Million Fine Over Safari Cookie Hack

It’s been out of the news for awhile now, but you may remember that back in February Google got caught with their hand in the cookie jar, so to speak, regarding the privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser. Google designed a workaround that allowed third-party tracking cookies to be installed on users’ devices – both iOS devices and computers – …

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Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Year Anniversary

Before I begin this article, let me personally state my congratulations to the Girl Scouts organization, who is responsible for what I consider to be one of the greatest foods this green Earth has ever seen – the Thin Mint. I could dedicate an entire to that fabulous cookie, however, there are more important things to discuss… When Juliette Gordon …

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