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Mercedes pulls ad for self-driving car because it's misleading

Mercedes-Benz has pulled an advertisement for their 2017 redesigned E-Class sedan after criticism from a number of consumer groups who claim the ads are misleading.

'Fat shaming' alien abduction ad called 'offensive,' draws ire

Sawley - When anti-bullying activist Natalie Harvey saw the billboard advertising a local gym, she could hardly believe her eyes. The billboard advertises the Fit4Less gym in Long Eaton, and it features aliens beaming a person up to their space ship.

BBC, MSN and New York Times infected with ransomware

A number of major news sites have inadvertently hosted ransomware that could infect visitors' computers and permanently encrypt files. Publishers including the BBC, MSN and The New York Times are amongst those affected in the widespread campaign.

Opera gets a built-in ad blocker, dramatically boosts performance

Opera has announced that a major update to its web browser will include a native ad blocker, the first in the industry. The company says it will speed up websites and improve user experience, claiming a built-in blocker is more effective than plugins.

Internet Explorer update adds banners to advertise Windows 10

Some users of Internet Explorer on Windows 7 and 8.1 have discovered banner advertisements have begun appearing inside the web browser. The adverts market Windows 10, attempting to convince users to upgrade in yet another unwelcome marketing push.

Brave web browser has automatic ad block, built by ex-Mozilla CEO

Brendan Eich, founder and ex-CEO of Mozilla, has announced a new web browser for desktop and mobile devices that blocks adverts by default, replacing annoying and intrusive ones with ads more applicable to the user.

Op-Ed: iOS 9 ad-blocking one week on: Developer pulls app from sale

Last week, Apple opened the gates to ad blockers on iOS. Since then, the new genre of apps has dominated App Store charts but also created waves of controversy. One developer has withdrawn his app from sale, describing the situation as a "kind of war."

AT&T found injecting adverts onto webpages through Wi-Fi hotspots

Mobile carrier AT&T has been found to be injecting extra advertisements into webpages when users connect to its free Wi-Fi hotspots. The company employs a variety of techniques to ensure that the adverts are always displayed.

Microsoft: Windows 10 is natural, human, intuitive and adaptable

Microsoft has kicked off its advertising campaign for Windows 10 with a series of new videos showing how some of the operating system's best new features will impact your children and the generations to come.

Apple patent looks in your bank account to target advertising

Apple has filed a patent for technology that would hook directly into the contents of your bank account to make advertising even more targeted than it is today. It would mean Apple would only display adverts for products that you can afford.

Op-Ed: The onslaught of ad blockers is killing websites and the Internet

The vast majority of websites rely on revenue from adverts displayed on their pages to be able to operate. Yet many consumers install ad blockers that hide them from sight, preventing websites from getting much needed money - and the trend is growing.

Windows 10 upgrade adverts to be shown to Windows 7, 8.1 users

Microsoft has posted a Windows Update for 7 and 8.1 users that prepares their systems for the Windows 10 upgrade. The files of the patch reveal that the company intends to show upgrade advertisements and alerts to users to persuade them to get Windows 10.

Government accuses Gerber of false advertisement in formula

Gerber, the baby-food maker, is being accused by the Federal Trade Commission of falsely claiming that its formula can prevent or reduce allergies in kids.

North Face social ad: Retracting floor forces customers to climb

In their latest social experiment advertising stunt, the Korean branch of The North Face Store pushed unsuspecting customers to take a leap of courage.

Seoul to limit plastic surgery ads

Seoul - The South Korean capital Seoul is to restrict the use of plastic surgery adverts on public transport, officials said Wednesday, after complaints that they were fuelling an unhealthy obsession with body image.South Korea, and particularly Seoul, has an ...

Video of 20 strangers kissing goes viral

Imagine having to kiss a complete stranger, well one filmmaker took that idea and made it real. Director Tatia Pilieva posted a video of 20 strangers kissing on March 10 and the video has already garnered more than 15 million views (and rising).

Lionel Messi and Kobe Bryant shoot selfies in viral ad sequel

LA Lakers' basketball star, Kobe Bryant, and FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi return in a face-off for best shot in Turkish Airlines new video promotion: Kobe vs Messi "The Selfie Shootout."

'I Ham': Naked Parma ham advert causes outrage in Capri, Italy

Capri - An advertisement billboard is causing an upset on the Italian island of Capri. It shows a couple of slices of the famous Parma ham placed strategically on the rump of a naked woman.

TV advert to fight breast cancer censored in New Zealand (video)

A ground-breaking advert, featuring comedienne and actress Elaine C Smith, was first in the UK to show real images of women's breasts affected by cancer. They wanted to use the images in New Zealand for a similar campaign, but the ad was banned.

Ad asks Obama to 'do the right thing' on Keystone XL pipeline

Billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer released a television ad on Sunday, calling on President Obama to "do the right thing" on the Keystone XL pipeline.

Pro-marijuana video ad to greet fans at NASCAR this weekend

Race goers at the Brickyard in Indianapolis will see a pro-marijuana video ad outside the stadium on their way into the NASCAR Brickyard 400 this weekend. The video was produced and paid for by the Marijuana Policy Project.

One Million Moms claim Geico ad promotes bestiality

A self proclaimed children's advocacy group is upset with a recent Geico television commercial, claiming it promotes bestiality.

Coca-Cola defends drinks in new ad, points to low calorie options

A new ad from Coca-Cola is defending itself against criticisms and promoting its low sugar and sugar free beverages as ways to combat obesity. The ads are being launched this week.

Video: Stephen Hawking sucks opera singer into black hole

Famous people are often asked to star in ads, but would you believe that Stephen Hawking chose to star in an auto insurance ad? And not only that, even end the ad with an evil chuckle?

French street theatre group fizzing at Coca-Cola’s Santa Claus ad

Nantes - French theatre group Royal de Luxe were shocked to discover Coca-Cola’s latest advert featuring a giant sized Santa Claus puppet being brought to life. The giant Santa bears a striking resemblance to Royal de Luxe’ own creations.

'Dumb Ways to Die' video a viral hit for Melbourne's Metro

Eating superglue. Selling both your kidneys. Scratching a drug dealer's new car. These are some of the "dumb ways to die" illustrated in a cute video and song released by Melbourne's Metro Trains to promote rider safety.

President Obama releases ad, mocks Romney's Big Bird comments

President Obama released a television advertisement Tuesday that mocks Mitt Romney's comments at last week's debate about Sesame Street's "Big Bird."

Bad advertising: Buchenwald victims used for slimming pills ad

Tallin - In a case of really poor judgment, an Estonian newspaper published an ad for slimming pills, showing exhausted concentration camp torture victims to portray new, slim bodies.

Hollywood A-list celebs star in Ukrainian ad for police uniforms

All the biggest stars appear to have turned out for this Ukrainian advert for police uniforms - only one problem, they knew absolutely nothing about it.

Video: Ukraine furious over sexy Dutch Euro 2012 ad

Kiev - A diplomatic row has blown up between Kiev and Amsterdam over a Dutch TV ad, which uses erotic images of allegedly Ukrainian women.
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