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Facebook plans to track which stores you shop at, report data to advertisers

Posted on 06/17 18:56 in Shows | 0

If you visit a partner store after seeing an ad for the company’s products, Facebook will know it.What does appear to be new, however, is Facebook’s ability to track whether ads result in actual sales.

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Your privacy at risk: Verizon reportedly close to purchasing Yahoo’s Internet business

Posted on 07/22 23:07 in Shows | 0

Now, there’s talk that Verizon and Yahoo are close to a deal for the company’s core Internet properties.Bloomberg reports that Verizon is buying Yahoo’s core Internet business and its real estate holdings for an estimated $5 billion.

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Pokémon Go updated with incredibly useful tracking feature

Posted on 08/12 04:52 in More | 0

I’ve been giving Pokémon Go a lot of stick lately.Ever since Niantic removed tracking entirely from the game and shut down all third-party tracking websites, the game just hasn’t been the same.

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How to lock down Windows 10 Anniversary Update’s privacy settings

Posted on 08/12 21:22 in Shows | 0

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has dropped, bringing a significant number of under-the-hood changes to the operating system.We’ve written many times about Windows 10 privacy issues over the past year, but haven’t gathered up our recommendations and strategies into a single story until now.

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Yes, Google Play is tracking you — and that’s just the tip of a very large iceberg

Posted on 09/14 15:33 in Shows | 0

The only way to completely disable this kind of location tracking is to disable Google Play.First of all, it’s true that location services are integrated into Google Play and that Google actively encourages developers to use Google Play services, rather than the open-source location APIs that are part of AOSP (Android Open Source Project).

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Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy

Posted on 10/14 17:53 in Shows | 0

On March 31, 2015 Yahoo applied for a patent with implications that would make the Stasi sit up and cheer.The patent abstract is reprinted below, and at first glance it doesn’t read all that badly.

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Google quietly changed its privacy policy, no longer promises to anonymize your personal information when selling ads

Posted on 10/24 16:54 in Shows | 0

According to an investigation at Pro Publica, Google has quietly changed its privacy policy at some point over the last few months.Previously, Google’s privacy policy contained a hard line of what it would and would not do.

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Facebook Purchases An Eye-Tracking Startup With An Eye Toward Enhancing VR

Posted on 12/29 09:13 in Deals | 0

Rumors that Facebook had bought Eye Tribe, a Danish start-up that specializes in eye tracking technology, were confirmed yesterday by TechCrunch.The company has produced an API that allows software developers to build eye tracking into their applications and a $199 consumer product called the Eye Tribe Tracker Pro.

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Researchers Find 234 Android Apps That Track You (Poorly) With Ultrasonic Waves

Posted on 05/05 13:57 in Shows | 0

For example, apps can employ ultrasound cross-device tracking (uXDT) to find out where you are or what you’re watching.A new analysis of Android apps finds the usage of uXDT is increasing — but this isn’t quite as doom and gloom as it seems at first.

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