A bipartisan group of senators intends to introduce legislation as soon as this week that would force Alphabet Inc.’s Google to sell off parts of its lucrative advertising technology business, according to two people familiar with the matter.
We’re halfway through the federal election campaign, and by now you’ve probably seen a significant amount of political advertising –
Match Group, the company behind popular dating apps like Tinder and OkCupid, is suing Google, accusing the company of holding it hostage with its monopolistic stranglehold on the Android app store. The company's lawsuit states: “Ten years ago, Match Group was Google’s partner. We are now its hostage. Blinded by the possibility of getting an ever-greater cut of the billions of dollars users spend each year on Android apps, Google set out to monopolize the market for how users pay for their...
Google Search displays advertisements for stalkerware services that boast real-time monitoring of romantic partners and spouses, despite the company’s self-imposed ban on such ads. According to research by mobile security firm Certo Software and confirmed by MIT Technology Review, Google Search queries related to tracking partners such as a wife or girlfriend commonly return ads
At this year’s Google I/O conference, Google announced a host of new privacy and security features designed to keep the
A picture of a large snake and a snorkeler showed up in an online advertisement that read, "Chilling Unedited Nature Photos Ever Captured."
In 2021, a Facebook user filed a lawsuit because they didn't think they were getting a fair shot at viewing advertisements. Wanting to see ads might seem absurd — if you're anything like me, you want ads off your social media experience at all costs. Still, to a 55-year-old prospective tenant in the Washington, D.C. area, it was about more than a simple publicity blurb on Facebook. It, the plaintiff argued, had grave real-life consequences.
Google’s primary moneymaker is the target of a new bill introduced by a bipartisan group of senators Thursday. The legislation would block dominant firms from owning both digital ad exchanges and platforms used by buyers or sellers. In other tech news, Texas’s new law on social media content moderation has brought together an unlikely collection of groups
The search giant is facing criticism of its business practices on multiple fronts.
A bill that would break up Google's advertising business if it becomes law has been introduced in the Senate. The Competition and Transparency in Digital Advertising Act, which has support on both sides of the aisle, would prevent companies that process more than $20 billion in annual digital ad transactions "from participating in more than one part of the digital advertising ecosystem," as The Wall Street Journal reports.
More than 1,200 species of arachnids are part of a largely unregulated global marketplace, according to a new study.