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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In case you thought you had a right to privacy in your papers and effects, a Federal court has ruled that a defendant must provide his data in decrypted format.
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Facebook is one of the largest sites on the Internet.
But most people don’t know the story of how it was founded.
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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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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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Another chapter in the Google Is Evil Chronicles. The LA Times is reporting that Google has an agreement with TiVo to track your TV watching habits, and specifically ad-watching habits. Not only that, but it’ll track viewers second-by-second. Also reporting the story are Boy Genius Report, Engadget and Slashdot.
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