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When stores, and credit firms, watch you shop

Feb 4, 2013
Retailers used to keep tabs on shoppers to prevent theft. Now they’re using various technologies to study shoppers so they can increase sales.
Posted In: shopping, tracking, Retail

The growing art of data dodging

Nov 29, 2012
As paranoia about online tracking grows, so too the number of businesses that help consumers prevent marketers from mining their personal data.
Posted In: web tracking, tracking, Internet, online privacy

Microsoft makes 'Do Not Track' the default

Jun 4, 2012
Advertisers are not amused. In the upcoming version of Windows, Internet Explorer will have its "Do Not Track" feature turned on by default. Goodbye creepy ads that seem to follow you around -- hello, more generic ads for great deals on car insurance?
Posted In: Microsoft, web tracking, do not track, tracking, browsers, internet explorer, online advertising, QR code, health care

Hear ye, hear ye! A Privacy Bill of Rights is coming

Feb 23, 2012
Powdered wigs and town crier optional
Posted In: tracking, Congress, browsers, web privacy, do not track

GPS unit, meet car insurance

Feb 10, 2012
Some relationships are just meant to be. The idea is pretty basic: drive safer, get better rates. We’re watching you.
Posted In: insurance, navigation, gps, big brother, car, Auto, tracking, telemetry

Steering wheel, tail pipe, black box (?!)

Jan 19, 2012
Accidents will happen, and now they might get recorded
Posted In: auto safety, tracking

OnStar pressure heats up

Sep 26, 2011
Last week we told you about the fine print in the new OnStar user agreement which lets the company retain your information and share it with...
Posted In: FTC, privacy, schumer, tracking

OnStar goes on and on and on

Sep 21, 2011
In a new privacy statement, the in-car navigation provider OnStar, says it will collect your tracking and positioning data even if you don't pay...
Posted In: onstar, privacy, security, tracking

Internet can help you track amphibians

Jun 2, 2011
Yesterday, we mentioned a story about a new startup using social data to help you find where the sick people are. Today, the story of AmphibiaWeb....
Posted In: animals, tracking

Tear down of FBI tracking device

May 10, 2011
The FBI has been placing small tracking devices on the cars of people of interest for years, apparently. Wired reports on the case of an...
Posted In: FBI, tracking

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