“Taboola is a content marketing ‘clickbait’ platform that provides a web widget to content creators on their website to display advertisements for articles, videos, and slideshows, both from within the site and from other publishers.” – Source
Ethical design violations
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Third-party exploitative content.
Invisible tracking pixel.
Block domain taboola.com
High: found on 4.9% of surveyed sites (354 instances observed).
- Taboola: The internet firm at the forefront of 'click-bait' (BBC News)
- “We collect User Information automatically through a User’s use of or interaction with our Services. We automatically collect Information through a User’s use of our Services through cookies and other technologies…” Source
- “We may disclose User Information to any current or future affiliates, parent companies, or subsidiaries.” Source
- “We may disclose User Information to other unaffiliated third parties, such as our Customers.” Source
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