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Reddit this week announced that it will no longer allow Reddit users to opt out of ad personalization, which means that ads on the platform will be targeted based on site usage. Right now, users can choose to toggle off an option to "personalize ads based on your Reddit activity and account info," but this toggle is being removed going forward. Reddit claims that it requires "very little personal information" and the change will be able to predict ads that are more relevant to each person.Reddit requires very little personal information, and we like it that way. Our advertisers instead rely on on-platform activity--what communities you join, leave, upvotes, downvotes, and other signals--to get an idea of what you might…
Reddit NSFW protestors – moderators who applied the Not Safe For Work flag to their subreddits to prevent monetization – have now been given a “final warning” to remove the label … more… The post Reddit NSFW protestors now given ‘final warning’ by company appeared first on 9to5Mac.
The ruling is one of many upcoming that frame a fight over curbing social media's influence in light of First Amendment rights. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
The ruling is one of many upcoming that frame a fight over curbing social media's influence in light of First Amendment rights. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
When your business model is selling eyeballs to advertisers, it’s hard to imagine anything dumber than blocking access to your own site and telling users to go outside instead, yet somehow Twitter rate limits are a real thing. But analysis suggests that this may be even dumber than we thought, as it appears to be a Twitter bug which created the ’emergency’ which saw the rate limits introduced in the first place … more… The post Twitter rate limits even dumber than we thought; Reddit winning continues appeared first on 9to5Mac.
Screenshot by Jay Peters / The Verge After a month of outrage, protests, and unrest from the community, Reddit has finally flipped the switch to shut down some third-party apps. Apollo, an iOS app that became a rallying point for the recent protests against Reddit’s imminent API pricing, no longer loads any content from the platform. When I open it up, all I see is a spinning wheel. Developer Christian Selig confirmed to me that Reddit is the one that turned things off, not him: “would have been nice to have been given a time,” he says in an email to The Verge. Well, looks like Reddit pulled the plug a little early. Apollo started crashing, but I just manually…
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