Ads on piracy websites an estimated $1.34B, including from many top brands

A year-long survey conducted by anti-piracy company White Bullet and the Digital Citizens Alliance web-safety coalition found major brands alone, including Amazon, Facebook and Google, paid pirate operators roughly $100M in the past year to advertise on their platforms. This puts brand users at risk of exposure to malware and other ad risks.

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Children’s Privacy: New Mexico sues Angry Birds developer over children’s privacy just two weeks after settling a children’s suit with Google

August 31, 2021

New Mexico’s Attorney General Hector Balderas has filed papers in federal district court alleging Angry Birds developer Rovio Entertainment has been collecting and selling personal data of kids under age of thirteen. The state reached a settlement with Google mid-August, which had alleged Google ad platform AdMob allowed collection of children’s data.

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