Digital privacy: Who is tracking you?
Is your smartphone outsmarting you? Are advertisers tracking you across the web? Find out
Is your smartphone outsmarting you?
Odds are that you are reading a smartphone screen right now, or at least have a smartphone nearby. The devices are ever-present, which makes…
Exposing your trail across the web
When you visit one website, it is rarely just one website. Logging onto a single page can result in information about your visit being shared…
Can you ever really opt out of web ads?
The same technology companies that make it easy to find content that interests you online are making it easier for advertisers to show you…
Facebook sells what your friends like
One of the ways the social network uses your information is to display ads for businesses that already have a connection to your friends.
Block targeted ads or tracking, not both
You may want to block cookies for privacy reasons, but cookies are also the technology used by many companies to note when a user opts out of…
Twitter's big business: 'Tailored' ads
Twitter's business is considered so valuable because of the huge numbers of customers that use it and the ability it has to display ads…
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