Facebook keeps catching MeUndies.com with its pants down when it comes to ad policies on the social network. But the underwear e-tailer is having too much fun and experiencing too much success to stop.
A group of Facebook parents are seeking to overturn a recent class action settlement because it allows the social network to use teens' images in ads without parental consent. Margaret Becker of Brooklyn, N.Y., decided to appeal the settlement after she saw her daughter being used in an ad promoting a band.
Facebook is in the privacy crosshairs again, this time over proposed changes to its data-use policy. Charging that the changes violate Facebook's 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission, a group of privacy and consumer organizations are calling on the agency to take action.
Facebook has finally settled a class action lawsuit over the way it shared "likes" of advertisers in sponsored stories without getting users' permission. In an order filed yesterday in San Francisco's U.S. District Court for the northern district of California, Facebook will shell out $20 million to compensate members of the class action suit.
Facebook's mobile ads accounted for 41 percent of its $1.62 billion in ad sales during the second quarter, during which the company reported $1.81 billion in total revenue, beating Wall Street expectations
Digitas, in its NewFront presentation on Thursday, said it will bring real-time native advertising to The Huffington Post.
A lot of investor money has flowed to mobile ad startups, but much has been siphoned toward companies working on how to better target mobile ads or build ties between mobile and desktop users. Instead of focusing on how ads get distributed and to whom, Namo Media (short for “native mobile”) aims to fix where they get distributed and what they look like.
Companies like InPowered and Disqus have rolled out ad platforms for brands to promote articles and other more media-ish content with paid placements on publish