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# **Advertising.com** by AOL (advertising.com)
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> “Advertising.com is an online advertising company based in the United States… It was acquired by AOL [in] 2004.” – [Source](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advertising.com)
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## Ethical design violations

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(Learn more about [Ethical Design](https://ind.ie/ethical-design).)

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  * Tracker
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  * Web bug
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## Block rule

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**Block domain** advertising.com

```mson
- trigger:
	- url-filter: advertising.com
	- load-type: third-party
- action:
	- type: block
```

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## Prevalence
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**High:** found on 3.3% of surveyed sites (145 instances observed).
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## Notes

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*[We] do not use or allow others to use sensitive data to determine eligibility for health insurance, life insurance, or employment. We also do not target ads to users based on sensitive health data, including cancer, mental health-related conditions, and sexually-related areas.” [Source](http://privacy.aol.com/advertising-and-privacy/)
* “We also get data from other sources to help us provide more effective advertising. For example, we may use data that is available from public or commercial sources and combine it with other data we have collected or received about a user or the user's device.” [Source](http://privacy.aol.com/advertising-and-privacy/)
* “Please note that, like AOL, these companies and other third parties not listed above may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies on or in connection with our Services.” [Source](http://privacy.aol.com/advertising-and-privacy/)