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Google shows how it fights apps that insert unwanted web ads

It's bad enough when apps add unwanted toolbars and buttons in your browser, but it's especially irksome when they inject ads. It's no fun to have a technical support scam interrupt your web reading, after all. Google clearly hates this rogue software as much as you do, though, as it just outlined …

Google Says 5% Of Visitors To Its Sites Have Ad Injectors Installed

According to a study Google conducted with researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, 5 percent of people visiting Google’s sites and services now have at least one ad injector installed.<p>When it comes to malware, ad injectors may seem relatively benevolent at first. They put an ad on …

Digital Advertising

Facebook's latest Snapchat clone creates viral video stories anyone can add to

But it’s actually for doing bad Beyoncé karaoke<p>Perhaps the best way to explain Facebook's newest app is with bananas. One day, the fruits went from being plentiful snacks in Facebook's cafeterias and break rooms to the surprise stars of a crowd-sourced video made by its employees. People stepped …

Social Media

Apple reportedly wants networks to handle streams for internet TV service

This could stop ISPs from slowing things down for viewers<p>According to a report from <i>Recode</i>, Apple wants TV networks to provide their own streams for the company's upcoming internet TV service, which will compete against the likes of Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation Vue. Under this approach, …

Smart TV

Facebook’s Newest App Riff Lets Friends Add Clips To Collaborative Videos

You could start the next Harlem Shake-style crowdsourced video phenomenon with Facebook’s new app Riff, out today worldwide in 15 languages on iOS and Android.<p>Shoot a video of up to 20 seconds in Riff, and give it a title that instructs others what they should add to it like “Make A Funny Face” or …

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