Google is planning to unveil its own ad tracking technology to replace today’s third-party cookies. The move would potentially give people more privacy while browsing the web … and, of course, make Google even more powerful in digital advertising.
You gotta love PR and marketing reps sometimes.
If you’ve visited a flower shop online lately, you might start seeing ads for flowers on Twitter.
App.net cofounder Bryan Berg noticed that LinkedIn was DNS-hijacked tonight and that traffic was rerouted to a shady India-based site, http://www.confluence-networks.com. That’s bad for LinkedIn, but there’s worse news for you.
With social buttons, cookies, and watching our online purchases, advertisers are compiling a lot more information about you than you think.
It’s the holiday season, which means houses will be filled with the smell of fresh-baked cookies everywhere. Sadly, they won’t be as cool as these cookies.
Google is being investigated by regulators in the United States and the European Union for circumventing Safari’s privacy controls, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
Concerns over privacy on the web seems to be reaching a boiling point, with federal agencies and legislators looking into the policies and practices of Facebook, Apple and Google. Today the Brooklyn based startup Spotflux is announcing a $1 million funding led by New Atlantic Ventures and taking the beta label off its product in time for SXSW. And if you had any doubt about what a hot button issue privacy has become, Spotflux is currently leading the voting in the SXSW people’s choice awards.
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Welcome to another edition of yellow journalism with Julia Angwin of The Wall Street Journal. The reporter who brought you the “What They Know” series has caught Google with its pants down. The WSJ found that Google managed to get temporary tracking cookies assigned to people using Safari on the iPhone and iPad, even though both Apple and Google told consumers that Safari, by default, blocked this kind of activity.
Editor's Pick Facebook has responded to claims that the company can track web pages a person visits even after logging out of the social network — something that could violate a person’s privacy rights.
Editor's Pick How much is your personal data worth? Will photos you post on Facebook or your Foursquare check-in data get you into trouble in five years’ time? In one of the standout talks at this week’s O’Reilly Strata Summit, author and Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow explained why people undervalue their privacy and how data-driven companies exploit this mis-pricing of privacy.