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Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
AddThis tests canvas fingerprinting, a powerful cookie alternative for online tracking, on thousands of sites   —  Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block  —  This story was co-published with Mashable.  —  A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking …
Jul 21, 2014, 4:55 PMIn context
Jessica Pressler / New York Magazine:
Silicon Valley's Laundry-App Race   —  Silicon Valley is in a bubbly race to wash your clothes better, faster, and cooler.  This is not a metaphor.  Unless, you know, it is.  —  T  —  here was a problem with the cookies.  —  When Jordan Metzner and Juan Dulanto launched Washio …
Jun 1, 2014, 12:00 AMIn context
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

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Changing the world, 1 billion sensors at a time  —  What would you do if you had a billion sensors?  Design students around the world tackled that question at Design Expo.  Take a look at some of the fascinating projects …
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Pure Storage:
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