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Enjoy Privacy With These Browser Extensions
Cookies/Privacy / Siliconindia.com / 3/25/14
Priv3 browser extension does not block third-party cookies completely, but it restrains the insertion of third-party cookies while the browser drags some content from the social networking site. Priv3 is a complete solution for preventing a third party from ...

Watchdog Tells FTC Disney Site Continues To Violate Children's Privacy Regs
Cookies/Privacy / MediaPost Communications / 3/20/14
The site's new privacy policy, posted late last year -- after the watchdog filed an initial complaint with the FTC -- says that Disney collects and uses “persistent identifiers,” like cookies. The company says it does so principally for internal purposes, but that still ...

This Web Site's Privacy Policy
Cookies/Privacy / WAND / 1/14/14
Except as set forth within this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service and/or other published guidelines, we do not release personally identifiable information about the Service's members and visitors without their permission. ... For the same purposes, we use "cookies"---that is, small text files placed on your computer's hard drive---to help us determine the type of content and sites to which you link, the length of time you spend at any particular area or feature of the Services, and your usage of the Services. Cookies ...

NSA Follows Cookie Trail to Track Surveillance Targets on Web
Cookies/Privacy / eWeek / 12/11/13
... cookies to track people? Can Web users do anything to defend their privacy? ... Cookies are widely used on the Internet today by advertisers in order to track users, in a bid to customize ads and deliver more personalized user experiences. Security experts ...

NSA said to use browser cookies to track ...
Cookies/Privacy / CNET / 12/10/13
The cookies -- bits of code that allow advertisers to track consumers' Web activity to deliver more-targeted ads -- are being used by the NSA to help identify targets for government hacking and surveillance, according to internal NSA presentation slides ...

NSA uses advertisers' cookies to track specific web browsers - report
Cookies/Privacy / RT (blog) / 12/10/13
Presentation slides passed from the NSA whistleblower to the Washington Post reveal that the tracking method used by websites and advertisers, known as 'cookies,' also serves government snoops by identifying potential targets to hack. The NSA and its ...

Google To Pay $17 Million For Tracking Users Of Certain Web Browsers
Cookies/Privacy / Island Gazette / 11/22/13
From June 1, 2011 until February 15, 2012, Google altered its DoubleClick coding to bypass default privacy settings on Safari, enabling it to set DoubleClick cookies on consumers' browsers. Google disabled this coding method in February 2012 after the ...

Google to settle browser tracking suit
Cookies/Privacy / BusinessTech / 11/19/13
The deal, announced Monday morning, ends a nearly two-year probe by the states into allegations that Google bypassed the privacy settings of customers using Apple Inc's Safari Web browser by placing “cookies” into the browser. Cookies are special files ...

Google to pay $17 million for tracking users of Safari browser
Cookies/Privacy / Charlotte Observer / 11/18/13
The settlement stems from allegations that Google misled users of Apple's Safari browser in 2011 and 2012 about how to opt out from having third-party advertising cookies set on their browsers. According to the state Attorney General's Office, Google offered ...

Google To Pay $17M For Overriding Browser Privacy
Cookies/Privacy / Reason (blog) / 11/18/13
Google To Pay $17M For Overriding Browser Privacy. November 18, 2013. Google Inc. reached a $17-million settlement with 37 U.S. states over its circumvention of privacy settings for some Internet users. The company, based in Mountain View, Calif., overrode default settings for Apple Inc.'s Safari browser that blocked cookies, small pieces of code that can allow companies to monitor consumer Web surfing, according to the office of the New York attorney general. Google, owner of the world's most popular search ...

Google Pays $17 Million Settlement Over 'No Harm' Browser Privacy Violations
Cookies/Privacy / TechCrunch / 11/18/13
Google has agreed to pay $17 million to 37 states for circumventing privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser in 2011. Safari blocked tracking cookies by default, but Google overrode the settings. Stanford researchers discovered the problem, leading to a ...

Google agrees to pay states $17 million in browser privacy...
Cookies/Privacy / The Verge / 11/18/13
Google has entered into a $17 million settlement with 37 states and the District of Columbia after the company was found to circumvent privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser. Between 2011 and 2012, Google secretly stored web tracking cookies in Safari, ...

Wisconsin to receive $336000 in Google settlement over cookies on Safari web ...
Cookies/Privacy / The Tribune / 11/18/13
The money settles allegations that Google altered its coding to circumvent default privacy settings on Apple's Safari web browser to allow advertisers to set tracking cookies. The company stopped the practice in February 2012 after it was widely reported in the ...

NJ settles with Google over browser suit
Cookies/Privacy / NorthJersey.com / 11/18/13
The lawsuit alleges Google altered the coding of its DoubleClick platform to get around the default privacy settings on Safari to allow third-party advertisers who used DoubleClick to plant cookies - small files set in Internet users' Web browsers that allow ...

Google in $17 Million Settlement Over Improper Web Tracking
Cookies/Privacy / Wall Street Journal / 11/18/13
In a statement, a Google spokeswoman said the company had "taken steps to remove the ad cookies, which collected no personal information, from Apple's browsers." Justin Brookman, director of the Project on Consumer Privacy at the Center for Democracy ...

The choice of web 'cookies:' Keep them to block targeted ads, block them to ...
Cookies/Privacy / The Denver Channel / 11/17/13
DENVER - A savvy computer user may block websites from depositing small data files, called "cookies," on their computer for privacy reasons. On the other hand, cookies are also the technology used by many companies to note when a user opts out of ...

Aviator Browser Blocks Ads, Cookies By Default
Cookies/Privacy / InformationWeek / 10/21/13
Based on Chromium, the open-source foundation of Google Chrome, Aviator treats advertising as a security vulnerability, privacy violation and general nuisance. Not only does it block ads and advertising tracking cookies via the Disconnect extension, it is ...


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