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NSA Follows Cookie Trail to Track Surveillance Targets on Web
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 ...
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
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
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
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
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
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 agrees to pay states $17 million in browser 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, ...
NJ settles with Google over browser suit
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 ...
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