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Yahoo to let visitors decline more targeted ads

October 14, 2018
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Yahoo Inc. will let its Web visitors decline ads targeted to their browsing habits, becoming the latest Internet company to break from a common industry practice as Congress steps up scrutiny of customized advertising and consumer privacy. – (Sydney Morning Herald — 9 August, 2008)
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Internet giant Yahoo is set to announce today that it will allow users to shut off targeted advertising on its Web sites, a move that comes as a congressional committee continues to air concerns about consumer privacy.

(Washington Post — 8 August, 2008)
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In response to Congressional inquiry, company announces it is allowing consumers to opt out of customized advertising on Yahoo.com. (CNET News.com — 9 August, 2008)
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The House Energy and Commerce Committee is expanding its inquiry into potential privacy violations of online advertising that is targeted based on consumers’ Web-surfing activities.

(Washington Post — 17 minutes ago)
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AOL’s expensive investment in building a leading online advertising network is not yet paying off for parent company Time Warner.

(Washington Post — 7 August, 2008)
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Delta Air Lines announced today that it will begin offering wireless broadband Internet service on domestic flights as early as next month. Delta appears to be the first U.S. airline to commit its entire fleet to technology that allows passengers to surf the Internet while flying.

(Washington Post — 6 August, 2008)
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AOL is finally in a position to shed the dial-up-access business that once offered tens of millions of people their first glance at the Internet.

(Washington Post — 17 minutes ago)
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