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Meta needs explicit user consent to run personalized ads, EU watchdog rules

reader comments 20 with 0 posters participating Share this story Meta has already been coping with a slump in ad revenue this year, and now a decision from European Union privacy regulators threatens to reduce Meta’s ad revenue even more next year. According to Reuters, a person familiar with the matter said that the European …

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New Winamp update adds features, fixes, and (sigh) support for “music NFTs”

Winamp/Andrew Cunningham reader comments 43 with 0 posters participating Share this story If you’d asked me in January to make some predictions about what 2022 would bring, I don’t think “multiple significant updates to the Winamp player” would have been on the list. But the release candidate for version 5.9.1 of the software builds on …

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Someone paid $95,000 for this pair of jeans recovered from 1857 shipwreck

Enlarge / Would you pay $95,000 for these jeans? They were salvaged from the wreck of the SS Central America, which sank in 1857. Holabird Western Americana Collections reader comments 23 with 0 posters participating Share this story A pair of men’s jeans recovered from the wreckage of a 19th-century steamer ship fetched an eye-popping …

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Amazon ad verification program buys access to your phone’s soul for $2 a month

reader comments 31 with 0 posters participating Share this story Amazon has gotten flak for how it handles user and partner data, but that hasn’t stopped it from launching a program that openly pays to stalk opt-in participants’ smartphone traffic. The ad-verification scheme is similar to demised programs from other tech giants, like Google, and …

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Stalkers’ “chilling” use of AirTags spurs class-action suit against Apple

reader comments 83 with 0 posters participating Share this story When Apple released AirTags in 2021, the small electronic tracking devices were touted by top executives as being “stalker-proof.” Since then, Vice reported a minimum of 150 police cases documenting stalkers using AirTags, and there have already been two severe stalking cases involving AirTags that …

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