App developer ad choices can leave users at risk

App developers say they need ad networks to make money, but the choices they make about those networks could be putting users at risk.

U. Michigan | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture advertising apps consumers internet money privacy security

To get teens off junk food, tap into their outrage

"Anyone who has spent time around teenagers knows how powerful their feelings of outrage can be." That outrage could even defeat junk food marketing.

Rachel Griess-Texas | April 22, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine advertising consumers emotions food rhetoric teenagers

Tweeting during TV might push you to buy stuff online

Watching TV while you share your thoughts on Twitter could make you less likely to resist ads and more likely to shop online.

George Vlahakis-Indiana | April 5, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture advertising consumers internet online-shopping television twitter

Time-shift TV doesn’t keep people from watching ads

Do you use time-shift TV? New research shows you may be watching just as many ads as before you did.

Caitlin Kizielewicz Carnegie Mellon | Feb. 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture advertising television

Opioid marketing drives prescription and overdose rates

A county-by-county study reveals the connections among the marketing of opioids, the rate at which doctors prescribe them, and overdose deaths.

Kat McAlpine-Boston | Jan. 22, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine addiction advertising medications opioids physicians

9 in 10 people can’t tell sponsored stuff from real news online

Most people can't tell the difference between sponsored content and a news article while reading online.

Kat McAlpine-Boston | Jan. 18, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture advertising internet journalism

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