November 2, 2011 | Digital Privacy

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The Telegraph reports that Google is going to start indexing JavaScript-based comments like Facebook comments, Disqus, and IntenseDebate. Traditionally, comments have been managed by websites themselves. They were saved on the website to which they pertain itself, and they showed up even if you had JavaScript turned off. In the past two years, Javascript-based comments [...]

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October 29, 2011 | Digital Privacy

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Dolphin HD, one of the most popular alternative web browsers for Android devices, has now been shown to spy on every website you visit by sending the URLs to a website, en.mywebzines.com, owned by the browser vendor. The company came up with an excuse relating to a “webzine” feature, but that was really weak. Anyway, [...]

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September 4, 2011 | Digital Privacy

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Heise’s 2-Click Solution for Facebook Privacy

Heise, a German computer magazine, tweaked their website to force users to click on the Facebook ‘Like’ button before it activates.

This protects your privacy because, normally, the button image (downloaded from Facebook’s servers) automatically tells Facebook that you’re visiting that page when it loads.

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February 26, 2010 | Digital Privacy

Ever wonder what information various social media and other websites have on you?

So does the government.

A site called Cryptome has released the ways in which popular websites give information to law enforcement agencies.

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January 17, 2010 | Digital Privacy

Gaspar Llamazares Osama bin Laden FBI Morph

Remember that fellow that helped to blow up a few buildings and then went into either seclusion or retirement? Someone by the name of Osama bin Laden? Since it’s been a while since he’s released a YouTube video, government agencies have no idea what the terrorist mastermind looks like anymore. At the end of their [...]

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January 4, 2010 | Digital Privacy

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As if Google didn’t have enough reach by being the owner of DoubleClick (the ad firm), it’s buying AdMob, which I just learned is the major (and just about only) ad firm for the phenomal price of three-quarters of a billion dollars. Apparently AdMob’s focus is on web ads that display when you view a [...]

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