The Privacy Lowdown On Verizon and AT&T’s Smartphone ‘Permacookies’

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This week, researchers discovered that smartphone carriers have started inserting a unique code into their customers’ network activity so that their customers can be tracked as they browse the Web and use smartphone apps; Verizon uses a customer’s unique tag to deliver personalized ads to users, and AT&T plans to [...]

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 AT&T Says It’s ‘Testing’ Unkillable Tracker On Customers’ Smartphones

Phone carriers want to get into the mobile ad delivery business, using what they know about their smartphone-addicted customers to profile them for advertisers to deliver on-the-nose, or rather on-the-finger, ads. Researchers recently took a close look at the privacy toll of carriers Verizon and AT&T rolling this out: they’re [...]

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 Frequent Flyer ‘Terrorist’ Who Blogs About TSA Troubles Was Watchlisted For Animal Activism

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“I’m a convicted terrorist. I fly a lot. And the TSA won’t leave me alone.” That’s the tagline for the “Jetsetting Terrorist,” a blog launched last month in which a frequent flying hipster who has been watchlisted writes (humorously) about his misadventures trying to get on planes.

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 Europeans Want Google To Forget Facebook And This Facebook Copycat

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Most of us don’t want the Internet to forget official news about us; instead we want to eradicate things that our friends — or we ourselves — posted. Though news organizations have made the most noise about their old articles being pulled from search results, the website being erased most from search results was not the New York Times, the BBC, or the Guardian; it was Facebook. In a dead heat with the social networking giant was a site with lesser name recognition: The Profile Engine, based in New Zealand.

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 NSA May Have Undercover Operatives in Foreign Companies

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NSA May Have Undercover Operatives in Foreign Companies

As a much-anticipated documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden premiers in New York this evening, new revelations are being published simultaneously that expose more information about the NSA’s work to compromise computer networks and devices. Newly-brought-to-light documents leaked by Snowden discuss operations by the NSA working inside China, Germany and South Korea to help physically […]

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