Michael Passingham

Michael Passingham


Michael Passingham joined V3 as a reporter in June 2013. Prior to working at V3, Michael spent time at computing magazine PC Pro. Michael covers IT skills, social media, tech startups and also produces V3's video content.

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Articles by Michael Passingham

Yahoo Confirms Its Ads Spread Malware to Users

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Hundreds of thousands of Yahoo users in European countries may have been infected with malware injected into advertising hosted on Yahoo websites. The ads were served in iframes by Yahoo's advertising service, and were hosted on external sites.

Google Patents Pay-Per-Gaze Advertising

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The patents show images of a Google Glass-style headset, which would keep track of users' eye movements to create a "gazing log" for advertisers and a sensor that keeps track of pupil dilation in order to judge the effectiveness of ad campaigns.

Twitter Buys Spindle, Targeting Local Businesses

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Twitter has bought local discovery app Spindle. Spindle, available on iOS in the U.S., describes itself as a "news feed for your neighborhood", collating Twitter and Facebook posts from local businesses into a stream of local events and offers.