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Google AdSense

Users can now prevent personalized advertising via their Google account settings

by Jason Smith about 6 days ago

Web users can now adjust their Google account settings to limit or prevent organizations from serving personalized advertisements, according to an announcement published on Google’s blog. Google’s announcement marks another step in the evolution of AdSettings, which was launched in 2009 to offer users a central resource to manage how they view ads served by […]

EU Netherlands

European GDPR ‘consultants’ are threatening to report organizations unless they pay 195 EUR

by Jason Smith about 9 days ago

Dutch GDPR “consultants” are contacting webmasters demanding they pay 195 EUR to bring their websites into compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or face being reported to authorities, according to a report originally published on Dutch news website Data News. The organization sending the emails, AVG-Keurmerk, claims target websites’ privacy and cookie policies […]

ICANN data

ICANN lodges appeal over German court decision to minimize WHOIS data collection

by Jason Smith about 9 days ago

ICANN, the organization tasked with overseeing the internet’s domain space, has appealed a decision made by a German court last month over the information that should be collected on domain registrants. The German court’s decision was the latest development in a situation that has left many registrars unclear on what approach to take on WHOIS […]

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218 internet facts and statistics for 2018

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How to speed up your website in 2018

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