Google's Ad Mute Option Could Be a Valuable Messaging Tool


Google on Thursday announced a new feature that will let users mute so-called
“reminder ads” in third-party apps and websites that are powered by
its ad engine. It plans to expand this feature to its own services, including Gmail, YouTube and Google Search, in the coming months. The new tool is the latest addition to Google’s dashboard for ad controls, first launched as Ads Preferences Manager back in 2009. The addition of Ad Settings and Mute This Ad will allow users essentially to block certain ads on Google, on websites and in apps.

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Facebook to give privacy controls to users ahead of European law

Facebook will unveil new tools to make it easier for users to make choices about their privacy in response to new European privacy laws, according to the company’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/24/facebook-to-give-privacy-controls-to-users-ahead-european-law.html

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Few Gmail Users Enable Two-Factor Authentication

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Data from a Google engineer shows that just 10 percent of users have enabled two-factor authentication, with only slightly more deploying a password manager. Security advocates hate him.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/262400-few-gmail-users-enable-two-factor-authentication?source=Computing

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Apple's Tim Cook says next iOS update will allow users to disable battery throttling

The next update to iOS 11 will allow Apple users to disable the battery performance throttling on their device, a move that comes after the tech firm admitted in December that it intentionally slows down iPhones as they age to prevent issues with batteries.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/18/apples-tim-cook-says-next-ios-update-will-allow-users-to-disable-battery-throttling.html

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Apple Exaggerates MacBook Standby Battery Life, Owners Report

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Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro users are unhappy about their system’s standby battery life, but Apple isn’t interested in hearing it.

The post Apple Exaggerates MacBook Standby Battery Life, Owners Report appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261988-apple-macbook-standby-battery-life?source=Computing

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Facebook considers major news feed changes

Facebook Inc. is considering changing how it prioritizes news stories in users’ feeds to give better placement to media outlets deemed more trustworthy, as the company continues efforts to limit the exposure of false news, people familiar with the matter said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/11/facebook-considers-major-news-feed-changes.html

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How to Download Windows 10 For Free, Even in 2018

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Users who still want a free copy of Windows 10 can get it, at least until Microsoft makes good on its threat to close the download loophole.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260524-download-windows-10-free?source=Computing

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How the world’s fastest workstation PC compares to other machines

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HP’s Z8 G4 computer is built for superpower users like VR designers and Pixar animators.

HP’s Z8 G4 computer is built for superpower users like VR designers and Pixar animators.

The original article can be found here: https://www.popsci.com/worlds-fastest-workstation-pc?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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The US government is asking Facebook for more and more data on its users

Facebook is getting a growing number of requests for data on the social network’s users from U.S government entities, according to the company’s latest transparency report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/20/us-government-is-asking-facebook-for-more-and-more-data-on-its-users.html

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How to Download Windows 10 For Free, But Only Until December 31

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Users who still want a free copy of Windows 10 can get it — but only for a little while longer.

The post How to Download Windows 10 For Free, But Only Until December 31 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260524-download-windows-10-free?source=Computing

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Redditors don’t read what they vote on, according to a new study

A new study has found that almost three-quarters of posts to Reddit are voted on by users who haven’t actually clicked through, and many visitors to the site merely scan through headlines.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/01/redditors-don-t-read-what-vote-on-according-to-new-study.html

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Netflix member? Don’t get caught out by the latest email scam

With more than 100 million users globally, Netflix is an attractive target for email scammers. Another ruse has just showed up, and it’s designed to get hold of your login credentials and credit card information. So take care.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/07/netflix-member-don-t-get-caught-out-by-latest-email-scam.html

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Sneaky fake WhatsApp app attracts more than 1 million downloads

Over a million Android users may have been duped into downloading a fake WhatsApp product on Google Play, thanks to a character space.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/06/sneaky-fake-whatsapp-app-attracts-more-than-1-million-downloads.html

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New Relationship Marketing Hub Aims to Goose Conversion Rates


Optimove has released a new version of its relationship marketing hub. Optimove 6.0 lets users automate targeted marketing campaigns for new visitors as precisely as they can for current customers, the company said. It combines Web analytics with look-alike data, machine learning, and AI from its retention ecosystem to make accurate predictions of future spend before customers make a purchase. Based on those predictions, Optimove 6.0 segments visitors into micro-categories and indicates which campaigns are most likely to lead to conversions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84922.html?rss=1

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Windows 10 Adds Anti-Ransomware Feature in Fall Update

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Microsoft thinks it has a way to prevent ransomware from extorting money from Windows 10 users, and it’s called Controlled Folder Access.

The post Windows 10 Adds Anti-Ransomware Feature in Fall Update appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257880-windows-10-adds-anti-ransomware-feature-fall-update?source=Computing

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Accenture, SAP Plot One CX Platform for All


Accenture Interactive and SAP Hybris have partnered to create a new platform that will let users build and curate end-to-end contextual, personalized customer experiences — from marketing, e-commerce and offline shopping to customer service and loyalty management. The joint platform will target B2C and B2B firms in retail, telecommunications and resources. “Personalized experiences for customers across all aspects of their interaction with a company are a big challenge for many companies,” said Nucleus Research analyst Rebecca Wettemann.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84893.html?rss=1

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