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Cracks appear in Google’s search ad revenue dominance

Google’s stranglehold over the internet search advertising market is set to weaken over the next two years, new research from eMarketer has revealed. Although Google is forecast to account for nearly three-quarters (71.1%) of search ad revenue in the $55.2bn US market this year, this will fall slightly to 70.5% in 2021, eMarketer said. Meanwhile, …

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Forum cracks the vintage passwords of Ken Thompson and other Unix pioneers

Aurich Lawson / Getty As one of the original versions of Unix, BSD is an ancient operating system. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it used what are, by today’s standards, strange, even ridiculous security. For one, the hashing function protecting passwords, though state of the art 40 years ago, is now trivial …

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Hacks, cracks, and malware attacks – July 2019 

Each month, we’ll take a look at what’s happening on the front lines of the battle against various types of cyber-attacks, new variants of malicious software, phishing and other scams, vulnerability exploits, and other threats to the security of your networks, systems, and data.  There was a time, not so long ago, when the only …

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Facebook Shrinks Mobile Ads; Google Cracks Down on Software Ads

Welcome back to the online advertising news round-up! The second half of July 2019 has been a busy one as far as marketers are concerned. We’ve got eight stories for you today: Facebook shrinking ads in the mobile News Feed, Google ramping up enforcement of their software advertising policies, LinkedIn launching new campaign objectives, and …

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Vape Advertising Violations: FDA Cracks Down on Makers, Influencers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) went after four e-cigarette companies Friday for violating FDA requirements with their advertisements on social media, including through partnerships with “influencers.” Vape Advertising Violations The FDA said in a statement: The FDA has determined that the e-liquid products labeled and/or advertised on behalf of the companies in these social …

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