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ProPublica:
Twitter's MoPub is using the UIDH “perma-cookies” inserted by Verizon into web pages   —  Somebody's Already Using Verizon's ID to Track Users  —  Twitter's mobile advertising arm enables its clients to use a hidden, undeletable tracking number created by Verizon to track user behavior on smartphones and tablets.
Oct 31, 2014, 5:30 AMIn context
ProPublica:
Private donors suppling law enforcement with spy tech like surveillance and tracking gear, bypassing public oversight   —  Private Donors Supply Spy Gear to Cops  —  by Ali Winston and Darwin Bond Graham, Special to ProPublica,  —  In 2007, as it pushed to build a state-of-the-art surveillance facility …
Oct 14, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
AddThis tests canvas fingerprinting, a powerful cookie alternative for online tracking, on thousands of sites   —  Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block  —  This story was co-published with Mashable.  —  A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking …
Jul 21, 2014, 4:55 PMIn context
ProPublica:
Weibo IPO Reveals a Company Struggling With Censorship   —  Starting yesterday, investors can purchase shares of Weibo, sometimes called “China's Twitter,” on NASDAQ.  The company's regulatory filing with the SEC reveals details not previously known about Weibo's censorship apparatus, which we wrote about last year.
Apr 20, 2014, 11:15 PMIn context
ProPublica:
A sampling of the images Sina Weibo censors reveals the political points China's elite fear most   —  How to Get Censored on China's Twitter  —  The word “tank.”  Photos and names of Chinese dissidents.  Images of rubber ducks.  Any mention of Tibetan protests or Bo Xilai, the disgraced senior member of China's Communist Party.
Nov 16, 2013, 5:15 AMIn context
ProPublica:
Government Standards Agency “Strongly” Suggests Dropping its Own Encryption Standard   —  Following revelations about the NSA's covert influence on computer security standards, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, announced earlier this week it is revisiting some of its encryption standards.
Sep 13, 2013, 5:25 PMIn context
Liz Day / ProPublica:
How the Maker of TurboTax Fought Free, Simple Tax Filing   —  This story was co-produced with NPR.  —  Imagine filing your income taxes in five minutes — and for free.  You'd open up a pre-filled return, see what the government thinks you owe, make any needed changes and be done.
Mar 27, 2013, 1:40 AMIn context
ProPublica:
Does Cybercrime Really Cost $1 Trillion?   —  Gen. Keith Alexander is the director of the National Security Agency and oversees U.S. Cyber Command, which means he leads the government's effort to protect America from cyberattacks.  Due to the secretive nature of his job …
Aug 3, 2012, 1:10 AMIn context
Peter Maass / ProPublica:
How a Lone Grad Student Scooped the Government and What It Means for Your Online Privacy   —  June 28: This story has been corrected.  —  This story was co-published with Wired.  —  Jonathan Mayer had a hunch.  —  A gifted computer scientist, Mayer suspected that online advertisers might …
Jul 1, 2012, 6:05 PMIn context
Megha Rajagopalan / ProPublica:
Cellphone Companies Will Share Your Location Data - Just Not With You   —  Cellphone companies hold onto your location information for years and routinely provide it to police and, in anonymized form, to outside companies.  As they note in their privacy policies, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T …
Jun 30, 2012, 4:35 PMIn context

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