Targeted marketing

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks during a plenary session in the Congress Hall during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland. Sandberg says Facebook is tightening policies and tools that let businesses target advertisements to its 2 billion users. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
September 20, 2017 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like "Jew-haters" as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out. The company is also tightening policies and tools that let businesses target advertisements to its 2 billion users, hoping to...
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September 19, 2017 - 3:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users. The world's biggest social network has unwittingly allowed groups backed by the Russian government to target...
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In this still image from a commercial spot provided by Procter & Gamble, a mother, left, talks to her daughter about racial bias. The Procter & Gamble advertisement is part of a shift by some corporations that are making emotional appeals to consumers by treading into territory that could be polarizing. But experts say there are likely to be more of these ads, as companies seek younger customers who respond to them. (Courtesy of Procter & Gamble via AP)
August 11, 2017 - 12:47 pm
It's a simple message: Beware of racism in the United States. But Procter & Gamble took a calculated risk with its ad that features black mothers speaking to children about racial bias through the decades. The company says it knew there might be a backlash — and the ad has been criticized as...
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In this still image from a commercial spot provided by Procter & Gamble, a mother, left, talks to her daughter about racial bias. The Procter & Gamble advertisement is part of a shift by some corporations that are making emotional appeals to consumers by treading into territory that could be polarizing. But experts say there are likely to be more of these ads, as companies seek younger customers who respond to them. (Courtesy of Procter & Gamble via AP)
August 11, 2017 - 12:27 pm
It's a simple message: Beware of racism in the United States. But Procter & Gamble took a calculated risk with its ad that features black mothers speaking to children about racial bias through the decades. The company says it knew there might be a backlash — and the ad has been criticized as...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2010 filephoto, Danny Tarkanian speaks in Las Vegas. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. will face a challenge in the 2018 GOP primary by a conservative who is aligning himself with President Donald Trump. The bid by Tarkanian, a 55-year-old Las Vegas businessman, makes good on conservatives’ threats to challenge incumbents who they blame for hurting the years-long quest to dismantle the Obama-era health care law. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)
August 08, 2017 - 9:08 am
Republican Danny Tarkanian, a prominent Las Vegas businessman, announced Tuesday he is mounting a primary challenge to Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, considered one of the Senate's most vulnerable Republicans in 2018. The bid by Tarkanian, 55, who aligns himself with President Donald Trump, makes good on...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2015, file photo, Chris Spielman speaks at the 2015 NFL Football Draft, in Chicago. One of Ohio State's most famous football stars sued the university Friday, July 14, 2017, over a marketing program he says used athletes' images without permission and robbed them of compensation. Linebacker Chris Spielman filed the antitrust lawsuit in federal court in Columbus on behalf of current and former Ohio State football players. The complaint targets Ohio State marketing programs and contracts that promote the university using likenesses of athletes, including a Honda-sponsored program of 64 banners hung around Ohio Stadium featuring photos of former players.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
July 14, 2017 - 6:28 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio State's most famous football stars sued the university Friday over a marketing program he says used athletes' images without permission and robbed them of compensation. Linebacker Chris Spielman filed the class-action lawsuit in federal court in Columbus on behalf...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2015, file photo, Chris Spielman speaks at the 2015 NFL Football Draft, in Chicago. One of Ohio State's most famous football stars sued the university Friday, July 14, 2017, over a marketing program he says used athletes' images without permission and robbed them of compensation. Linebacker Chris Spielman filed the antitrust lawsuit in federal court in Columbus on behalf of current and former Ohio State football players. The complaint targets Ohio State marketing programs and contracts that promote the university using likenesses of athletes, including a Honda-sponsored program of 64 banners hung around Ohio Stadium featuring photos of former players.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
July 14, 2017 - 4:59 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio State's most famous football stars sued the university Friday over a marketing program he says used athletes' images without permission and robbed them of compensation. Linebacker Chris Spielman filed the class-action lawsuit in federal court in Columbus on behalf...
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May 25, 2017 - 3:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 24 about Sean Hannity, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Seth Rich was a Democratic National Committee chairman. He was an employee. A corrected version of the story is below: Hannity says liberal fascists after sponsors; 1 is leaving Fox News' Sean...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2016 file photo, Sean Hannity of Fox News appears at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. Fox News says it has removed from its website a speculative story about the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich because it "was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting." The network had no other comment beyond the published statement on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. It also made no mention of Sean Hannity, who has done stories about the case on his prime-time television show. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 24, 2017 - 6:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity says a media watchdog is guilty of "liberal fascism" for targeting advertisers on his Fox News Channel show, as one company announced Wednesday that it would no longer hawk its wares there. The Chicago-based Cars.com said that it had been "watching closely" and recently...
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This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows Google's web address, in Philadelphia. Google is keeping an eye on what you’re buying offline in addition to monitoring your online shopping in its latest attempt to sell more digital advertising. The offline tracking of most credit and debit card transactions will help Google to automatically inform merchants when digital ads appearing on its vast marketing network translate into sales at a brick-and-mortar store. Google plans to unveil the store-sales measurement tool Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in San Francisco at an annual conference it hosts for its advertisers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 23, 2017 - 12:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google already monitors your online shopping — but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising. Google's computers will be trying to connect the dots between what people look at after clicking on an online ad and...
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