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  • Ad Company Using Verizon Tracking Header To Recreate Deleted Cookies
    By on January 16, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments

    itwbennett writes The story began a few months ago when it was reported that both Verizon and AT&T were injecting unique identifiers in the Web requests of their mobile customers. AT&T has since stopped using the system, but Verizon continues. Now, Stanford computer scientist Jonathan Mayer has found that one advertising company called Turn, which tracks users across the Web when they visit major sites including Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, BlueKai, (more…)

  • Researchers Expose Tracking Service That Can’t Be Dodged
    By on July 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Worf Maugg writes with this excerpt from Wired:
    “Researchers at U.C. Berkeley have discovered that some of the net’s most popular sites are using a tracking service that can’t be evaded — even when users block cookies, turn off storage in Flash, or use browsers’ ‘incognito’ functions. The service, called KISSmetrics, is used by sites to track the number of visitors, what the visitors do on the site, and where they come to the site from — (more…)

  • Dutch Radio Geek Tracking Libyan Airstrikes
    By on March 21, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    jfruhlinger writes “The days when citizens could only learn about a distant war from the government or the institutional press are long over. A Dutch ex-military geek exemplifies the new way information comes out, tracking attack flights on Libya, and even tweeting messages to the US command responsible for the strikes.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Tracking Stolen Gadgets — Manufacturers’ New Dilemma
    By on September 11, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    heptapod sends in a story from the NY Times about a growing problem for the makers of high-tech gadgets: deciding when and how it’s appropriate to track a stolen device. With the advent of ubiquitous GPS and connections to services like the Kindle book store, the companies frequently have a way to either narrow down a user’s location or impede use of the device. But some, like Amazon, are drawing a hard line when it comes to establishing that the (more…)