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Huawei faked Nova 3 camera output with a DSLR again

Huawei faked Nova 3 camera output with a DSLR again

The heavy emphasis placed on smartphone cameras these days are sending companies scrambling to prove theirs is the best, be it in camera hardware, AI features, or both. Huawei, who has partnered with famed camera lens maker Leica for its premium models, naturally wants to give buyers of its mid-range smartphones the same assurance. It did everything it can to advertise the newly-launched Nova 3 and Nova 3i’s DSLR-like performance, including actually using a DSLR camera to pretend that it came from the phone.

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Samsung ad openly mocks iPhone X download speed

Samsung ad openly mocks iPhone X download speed

Ads that try to poke fun or even diss competitors often fall under one of two types: tastefully funny or outright mockery. Samsung’s anti-iPhone ads have fluctuated between those two, sometimes even falling somewhere in between. This newest video clip is somewhat of the latter, explicitly calling out the iPhone X and its “not as fast as the Galaxy S9” download speed. Whether the ad is actually entertaining or not, you decide.

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Snapchat unskippable six-second ads start rolling out

Snapchat unskippable six-second ads start rolling out

Snapchat's previously announced unskippable six-second advertisements are now rolling out to users. This is a new type of advertisement that forces the user to watch the entire short ad, blocking their ability to skip them as has, until now, been possible. The advertisements are limited to Shows and are professionally producer, often centering on content like new movies and hot gadgets.

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Mozilla calls out Facebook’s current default privacy settings

Mozilla calls out Facebook’s current default privacy settings

Mozilla just called out Facebook, saying it believes there are still issues with the social network's default privacy settings. Due to these concerns, Mozilla has chosen to "pause" its advertising on Facebook, giving the company a chance to earn back its business by taking "stronger action in how it shares customer data, specifically strengthening its default privacy settings for third party apps."

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Ads on the Web: it’s time to make a change

Ads on the Web: it’s time to make a change

Google has just recently implemented a rather hard-handed change in its Chrome web browser that would effectively remove many of the most annoying ads on the Web. Some hail it as a huge step forward in ad control, others bemoan Google’s self-serving interests on the matter. Whichever side you’re on, the controversy around it, plus Google’s industry clout, could very well be the straw that breaks the Web ads camel’s back. Because at the end of the day, neither users nor publishers are happy with today's ads.

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Google Chrome ad filtering crackdown: here’s how it works

Google Chrome ad filtering crackdown: here’s how it works

Google just published a reminder that may have gone slightly unnoticed by most. Starting tomorrow, February 15, Google Chrome will remove all ads on websites that fail to meet the criteria set by the Better Ads Standard from the Coalition for Better Ads. Unless you’ve been keeping tabs on the web advertising industry, you might be shocked at this rather hardline stance. Google, however, had given website owners enough time to clean up their act and, even now, is explaining how all this ad filtering business works.

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Google Pixel 2 ad show the dozen things you can ask it to do

Google Pixel 2 ad show the dozen things you can ask it to do

Given how things are right now, the Google Pixel 2 is definitely in need of some good marketing. Admittedly, this latest, nearly two minute long video ad could do the trick. It’s one thing to extol the features and benefits of a new device. But delivering them in a way that can make you smile is an art in itself. That is what this clip basically does as it gives you the lowdown on the phone’s features in a fast-paced medley of odd people and situations.

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Honest Ads Act wants tech companies to reveal who buys political ads

Honest Ads Act wants tech companies to reveal who buys political ads

Russian-linked online advertisements have snowballed into a new bill called the Honest Ads Act that would force tech companies like Google and Facebook to disclose when political advertisements are bought on their platforms. This disclosure bill was drafted by Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner; soon after Republican Sen. John McCain signed onto it. The bill aims to increase transparency about who is funding online political advertisements and, potentially, revealing what kind of motives may lie behind them.

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Facebook blocks ads from fake news Pages

Facebook blocks ads from fake news Pages

Facebook is blocking advertisements from Pages that dish out fake news, taking away the financial incentives that drive some to create these faux news bits. This is the company's latest effort to rid its service of fake news, whether it's the variety designed to manipulate public opinion or simply garbage that individuals use to rake in ad revenue. The ad-blocking action will only apply against a Page that repeatedly shares such stories, however.

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Windows 10 File Explorer now shows Microsoft “ads”

Windows 10 File Explorer now shows Microsoft “ads”

Advertisements on web pages? That's so 2000. Ads in free mobile apps? Becoming a fact of life. But ads in file managers? That's probably pushing it a bit. Yet that is exactly what Microsoft seems to be doing to an increasing degree with File Explorer in Windows 10. No, you don't have to worry about NSFW content suddenly showing up. At the moment, it's just an ad, really nagware, for users to sign up for a premium OneDrive account. But Microsoft's nagware behavior this past years is causing some serious concern among users.

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GameStop taps Playwire to launch in-store television ads

GameStop taps Playwire to launch in-store television ads

GameStop has tapped Playwire Media to bring in-store advertisements to GameStop TV, the media content you find playing on the retail stores' televisions. According to Playwire, the nearly four thousand GameStop stores throughout the United States feature at least one television playing GameStop TV. Thanks to this partnership, Playwire will exclusively provide non-endemic advertising for GameStop TV.

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Facebook’s racial exclusion ad feature prompts concerns

Facebook’s racial exclusion ad feature prompts concerns

Late last week, a report surfaced revealing that Facebook enables advertisers to exclude certain people based on race. With this feature, advertisers can make sure their advertisements are only seen by certain people — only whites, for example — while excluding others including Asians, Hispanics, and African Americans. The feature is available for advertisements that can't legally make those exclusions.

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