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Only 13% of ad-blocking millennials pay for news, and they don’t regret
About a third of ad-blocking users pay for music, video, and movies. Much fewer millennials pay for news, books, e-learning. But those who do, don't regret.
Trying hard not to steal your password, they still steal
The analytic software is a greedy monster that devours all the data it can get, no matter how sensitive and private. And no matter if the company owning the software even has a clear plan of making money out of these data. Sometimes they just get trouble instead of profits.
Unimania: I Need Your Facebook Data, Location, And Your Browsing History

Privacy protection is basically what we do, so I never get tired of stories about how unpredictable the ways of getting Facebook user data are. Cambridge Analytica might be dead, but the business of stealing users’ data lives on, and this article demonstrates one more example of that.

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide: cryptojacking now on Youtube
A video streaming service is a perfect place to launch a cryptojacking script. Users watch videos, and their computers are busy mining cryptocurrencies for the script’s owner...
Security expert exposed the creator of CoinHive and encountered a strange revenge

Security expert Brian Krebs decided to figure out who is behind the famous CoinHive miner (CH) and how it appeared. It’s a fascinating story with colorful characters. But first, a brief reminder about what CoinHive is.

Security experts exposed RoughTed — a massive malvertising operation
Cybersecurity technicians from Malwarebytes.com have researched a malvertising operation that had already been active for about a year with the peak on March, 2017. The malicious ads have gathered about half a billion clicks in just three month.
March digest: Facebook outrage, stolen passwords, and future cars

An important note. Our monthly digests don’t just observe posts from our blog. They also contain noteworthy industry highlights that have not been covered by the blog.

Facebook is generally one of the main stars of nowadays’ data drama. Its activities consistently raise questions about privacy, ad targeting, tracking, and blocking. But this March it has surpassed itself, losing billions of market value after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Facebook promises to "dramatically reduce" developers' access to user data

Mark Zuckerberg spoke to New York Times about the latest scandal around Facebook.

Several years ago an analytic company bought the information about 50 million Facebook users from an app developer. The company claims to have used this data for influencing political campaigns and presidential elections. You'll find the full coverage of the events in the second part of this article.

February digest: all the most important industry news

The ancient proverb about a mountain that gave birth to a mouse fits perfectly to describe the events of this February in ad blocking. Google started blocking ads in Chrome! We've been waiting for it for about half a year!

HTML5 seems to be created for user tracking. Will browsers save us?

Web programming language HTML5 gives developers a lot of new options, but it also lets advertisers identify and track users without their knowledge or consent.

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