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Articles tagged with: adverts

Symantec Catches Facebook Leaking Info

A programming bug found yesterday on Facebook’s website may have mistakingly given advertisers a dose of personal information according to researchers at anti-virus organization, Symantec. The issues were posted on Tuesday saying that it was probably a bug that has affected 100,000 Facebook applications for years. Symantec claims that Facebook apps have been inadvertently giving advertisers access tokens (special codes that are used by a browser to access Facebook accounts over the Internet).

Gmail’s New “Smart” Ad System

To all you reading this, how do you guys feel about keyword ads? You know, the advertisements that pop up when you’re on a website, such as a public forum, that are generated based on your keywords. For example, if you’re on a forum thread that is talking about universities, you may see an ad to “go back to school with *insert name here*.” Google has been using the same system for a number of years through their e-mail service, Gmail. What it did is it would scan your email for keywords and match that to a specific advertisement, say about cars.

Although this system usually worked well, there have been times where the system misinterpreted the content of the e-mail and displayed an ad that had little to no relevance to the user. That’s all going to change with Google’s…