Google and Facebook investigated over dominance of UK’s digital ad market

Competition watchdog to focus on control of consumers’ data and potential abuse of powerThe UK competition watchdog has launched an investigation into the way Google and Facebook collect and exploit personal data and have used their power to dominate t…

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William Hill ad banned for inviting Tinder users out of ‘friend zone’

Advertising watchdog upholds complaints saying bookie’s invite to Tinder breached codeA William Hill advert that invited users of dating app Tinder to bet their way out of the “friend zone” has been banned for linking gambling to sexual success.The Adv…

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Signs of the times: America’s fading shopfronts – in pictures

John Lehr trains his lens on the shabby facades lining Main Street USA, from payday loan outfits to hair salons and pawn shops. Devoid of people, these images advertise a bleak outlook for small bricks-and-mortar businesses Continue reading…

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