From ProPublica: When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company’s “number one priority when we contemplate new kinds of advertising products.” And, for nearly a decade, Google did in fact keep DoubleClick’s massive database of web-browsing records separate by default from the names…… Continue reading Google Drops Tracking Ban
From Yahoo Tech . . . Big Brother is listening, and his name is Facebook. The social media giant has never denied that it’s eavesdropping on conversations you have in the vicinity of your phone (if the Facebook app is open, that is), but now, one expert has told NBC that Mark Zuckerberg’s empire may be…… Continue reading Is Facebook eavesdropping on your conversations?
Mike Wright at TNW has an important article about the privacy issues you need to know before you upgrade to Windows 10.
Yesterday, news broke that Google has been stealth downloading audio listeners onto every computer that runs Chrome, and transmits audio data back to Google. Effectively, this means that Google had taken itself the right to listen to every conversation in every room that runs Chrome somewhere, without any kind of consent from the people eavesdropped… Continue reading What Privacy?
From TheNextWeb, a list of browser extensions that will help keep you safe while browsing. Not sure I agree with the author that blocking ads is equivalent to stealing. You don't see those ads when reading the article in a newsreader . . .