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Webinar Replay: 2023 Malvertising Preview

Thanks to the due diligence of ad quality vendors, there are tools in place to ward off malvertising and bad actors. For example, forced redirects have decreased due to iframe sandboxing, more vendor adoption and better threat sharing. However, that did not hinder bad actors from evolving new practices to…

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Why Publishers Need to Keep Their Ads.txt Files up to Date

Domain spoofing is still a big problem on the open web, especially for highly-ranked sites that have done an excellent job at earning the trust of their audiences. And even though ads.txt was created to thwart bad actors from performing arbitrage, domain spoofing, clickjacking and ultimately messing with legit publishers'…

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The Mystery of Dark Patterns: A Publisher’s CMP Nightmare

The FTC report, entitled “Bringing Dark Patterns to Light,” highlights how companies are using a deceptive design practice called dark patterns. The practice is becoming progressively sophisticated and it aims to trick consumers into buying products or unwillingly giving up their data.

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Best Practices For Monetizing CTV Ad Pods

Consumers are shifting to connected TV (CTV) in droves and CTV ad spend is skyrocketing in tandem. According to eMarketer, spending is set to reach $34.49 billion by 2025. But that doesn’t mean it’s been all smooth sailing for pubs. We spoke with Peter Ackerman, Director of Product Marketing at…

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