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Facebook Is Tracking You Even If You’re Not on Facebook

Facebook’s problems just keep accumulating, drip by drip—or more like splash by splash. It’s now been discovered that Facebook not only collects and uses the personal data of its members but also collects the data of those who never signed up for Fac...

THIS IS HOW TO STOP FACEBOOK’S ADVERTISING NETWORK TRACKING YOU ONLINE

Part of what makes companies like Facebook and Google so valuable, is that they oversee vast treasure troves of user data which can be of huge benefit to brands. For advertisers, it means they’re more likely to get a higher click-through rate on their ad...

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 Goog...

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 analyzin...

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...