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Google’s new program to track shoppers sparks a federal privacy complaint

A prominent privacy rights watchdog is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate a new Google advertising program that ties consumers’ online behavior to their purchases in brick-and-mortar stores. The legal complaint from the Electronic Privacy Inf...

Shopper Phone Tracking: Creepy Spying Or Valid Consumer Research?

For the past couple of decades, firms such as Shoppertrak and Nomi have been tracking and analyzing shoppers as they move through retail outlets, using technology such as video cameras and break beams to understand how many people enter a store, where they g...

NSA signal-surveillance success stories

These slides contain excerpts from an April 2013 National Security Agency presentation detailing sig...

How the NSA is tracking people right now

Documents obtained by The Washington Post indicate that the National Security Agency is collecting ...

Facebook is watching and tracking you more than you probably realize

Whenever you’re on Facebook, do you ever get the feeling that you’re being watched? An ad pops u...

How ‘Do Not Track’ ended up going nowhere

Back in 2010, the Federal Trade Commission pledged to give Internet users the power to determine ...

Facebook accused of tracking all users even if they delete accounts, ask never to be followed

A new report claims that Facebook secretly installs tracking cookies on users’ computers, allowing...

For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the mo...

How you can be tracked anywhere in the world

Surveillance companies are marketing systems to governments worldwide that are capable of pulling lo...

Your phone’s ‘Tilt’ sensor allows people to track you

Never mind what you actually text or say on the phone — now even the way you tap, hold and move it...