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Where all those digital cookies came from

Jun 4, 2014
How the online cookie went from friend to foe... and why we may be friends again.
On today's show, we'll talk about the FCC settlement with Verizon over supercookies
Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images for HumanaVitality

Happy birthday to a very old cookie

Mar 5, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Thursday, March 6th.

Advertisters scared as internet giants look to cut cookies out of their diets

Nov 8, 2013
The online trackers used by advertising companies may be a thing of the past.

Firefox cuts back on the cookies

Jun 27, 2013
Firefox moved forward with a plan last week to automatically block third party cookies. As you might guess, advertisers, who rely on those little crumbs of code, aren't happy.

What do Girl Scouts learn from selling cookies?

Mar 9, 2012
It's Girl Scout cookie season and you know what that means: Swaths of girls and parents hawking Thin Mints and Do-Si-Dos in supermarket parking lots and workplaces across the country. But what's the real lesson here?
Courtesy Girlscouts.org

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What advertisers are learning about you online

Jan 23, 2012
A new book explores the digital trail you leave behind online and what advertising companies are able to determine from it. Also, tablets and readers spike up dramatically.

Facebook caves

Sep 28, 2011
A couple days ago, we reported on how, under Facebook's new arrangement, the company will track your activities online EVEN IF you've logged out....

Facebook is still watching you even when you're logged out

Sep 26, 2011
Along with Facebook's big redesign has come some new scrutiny on exactly how the company is following you around the internet. According to some...