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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Researchers can construct 90% of a user's web activity by monitoring traffic to ad-trackers   —  How advertising cookies let observers follow you across the web  —  Back in December, documents revealed the NSA had been using Google's ad-tracking cookies to follow browsers across the web …
Apr 6, 2014, 8:25 AMIn context
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
It's not just Microsoft: EA pays YouTube personalities to promote new games   —  Microsoft may have secretly paid YouTube video creators to promote the Xbox One, but it's not the only game company with a hand in the cookie jar.  Video game publisher Electronic Arts has an entire program …
Jan 22, 2014, 10:25 PMIn context
Rebecca Grant / VentureBeat:
VCs invested $11B into software companies in 2013, the most since 2000, up 27% from 2012   —  Software investment hit record levels in 2013 (report)  —  Software is eating the world, just like cookie monster is eating cookies.  —  Investments in software companies hit $11 billion in 2013, the highest level since 2000.
Jan 17, 2014, 8:45 AMIn context
David Meyer / Gigaom:
Privacy activists can sue Google in UK over Safari tracking, court decides   —  A group of privacy activists in England have won permission to sue Google in that country over its tricking of Apple's Safari browser into accepting its tracking cookies, even when the browser settings forbade this.
Jan 16, 2014, 9:45 AMIn context
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
How to stop spies from piggybacking on commercial Web tracking   —  Tonight the Washington Post published a story about the NSA's eavesdropping on the unique tracking cookies used by advertisers and analytics companies to identify their users.  By capturing these unique identifiers the NSA …
Dec 11, 2013, 12:55 PMIn context
The Switch:
NSA uses Google cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking   —  The National Security Agency is secretly piggybacking on the tools that enable Internet advertisers to track consumers, using “cookies” and location data to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance.
Dec 10, 2013, 9:30 PMIn context
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Twitter opens up ‘tailored audiences’ so brands can target their Promoted Tweets using browser cookies   —  After “experimenting” with the feature in July, Twitter is launching a new advertising tool for brands and advertising partners called tailored audiences, which means firms can guarantee …
Dec 5, 2013, 12:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter Is About To Officially Launch Retargeted Ads   —  Twitter is ready to roll out retargeted ads fueled by browser cookies, sources confirm.  Twitter could make the announcement as soon as tomorrow, expanding retargeted ads beyond the “experimental” phase that started in July.
Dec 4, 2013, 8:45 PMIn context
Amy Gesenhues / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo's Year In Review Includes Top Searches For 2013 & First Ever Posting Of Top Tumblr Trends   —  Yahoo has assembled an impressive list of search trends for 2013, covering 38 different “Top Searched” lists on everything from top searches overall to top searched cookies (yes, the ones you eat).
Dec 3, 2013, 1:00 AMIn context
Chris Brook / Threatpost:
Nearly 2000 Sites Vulnerable to Ruby on Rails Cookie Problem   —  A lingering security issue in Ruby on Rails that stems from a setting in the framework's cookie-based storage mechanism is still present in almost 2,000 websites.  —  Sites using an old version of Ruby on Rails that relies on CookieStore …
Nov 27, 2013, 9:55 AMIn context

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