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Aviator Browser Blocks Ads, Cookies By Default
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 ...
Web advertisers looking for new way to identify customers without cookies
The Denver Channel / 10/11/13
While the move appears aimed at protecting user choice, privacy researchers worry it's also an effort to legitimize alternative techniques for identifying consumers, inviting controversial practices like "browser fingerprinting" to become more common. Cookies ...
Google Prevails in Legal Dispute Over Browser Tracking
Mashable / 10/11/13
A class action lawsuit, titled Google Inc. Cookie Placement Consumer Privacy Litigation, was brought by web browser users who alleged that Google avoided browser security settings, using cookies to track usage on computers and mobile devices.
Google Wins Browser Tracker Lawsuit
Pulse 2.0 / 10/11/13
The judge said that Google did not harm anyone when they tricked Internet Explorer and Apple Safari browsers into accepting advertiser cookies, even though the browsers were set to forbid the cookies. U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson made the ruling. She said that the consumers that filed the lawsuit were ... “tricked” the browser into accepting the cookies. The FTC hit Google with a $2.2 million fine as a result. They also made Google promise that they would not “misrepresent” how they treated privacy settings.
Delaware Judge Tosses Google Browser Data Collection Lawsuit
Main Justice / 10/11/13
A federal judge in Delaware says plaintiffs have failed to argue that browser data collection by Google Inc. and third party advertisers have caused them any financial harm. A lawsuit claiming the company illegally collected Internet cookies by evading browser ...
US judge rejects web browser cookies lawsuit against Google
Computer Business Review / 10/10/13
... Microsoft browsers into allowing cookies. The latest ruling comes in response to a lawsuit filed by consumers in federal court in 2012, claiming Google violated their privacy in breach of federal and state laws, which has been rejected by the court, Bloomberg reported. ... Last month, the search engine revealed works on a new anonymous identifier system for advertising, AdID, which would replace third party cookies that follow users' behaviour for advertising purposes. Google's new system would generate its own ...
Judge dismisses lawsuit over Google's browser tracking
CNET / 10/10/13
The lawsuit, which was filed in February 2012 by users of Web browsers from Apple and Microsoft, accused Google and three other online advertising companies of having "tricked" the Web browsers into accepting cookies that enabled Google to serve the plaintiffs targeted advertising. The lawsuit was filed soon after it was revealed that Google used special code to get around users' privacy controls in Safari and Internet Explorer in order to track users on computers and mobile devices. While agreeing that the ...
Derelict Dublin site gets makeover
Irish Independent / 8/23/13
NJ Wins $1M Settlement In Ad Co. Web Tracking Probe
Law360 (subscription) / 7/25/13
Once the company sent those so-called form submissions back to users, the Safari browser allowed ContextWeb — and, following their 2011 merger, PulsePoint — to place tracking cookies on the browsers of users whose privacy settings were set by default ...
Privacy, cookies and free web content: where do we go from here?
The Guardian (blog) / 6/28/13
We need the online data industry in order to keep the web free. Rather than strangle the whole system, the focus should be on making ad companies work in an ethical and transparent way. Back in 1850, a sign was hung outside the Milwaukee Crescent ...
Lions video web chat with Tony Ward and Conor George
Irish Independent / 6/27/13
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