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Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
Vizio is selling your viewing data, collected via its smart TVs with tracking on by default, and possibly connected to your IP   —  Own a Vizio Smart TV?  It's Watching You  —  TV makers are constantly crowing about the tricks their smart TVs can do.  But one of the most popular brands …
Nov 15, 2015, 10:25 AMIn context
ProPublica:
Verizon merges its cellphone tracking supercookies with AOL's ad network, will be able to match users' online habits with personal details   —  Verizon's Zombie Cookie Gets New Life  —  Verizon is giving a new mission to its controversial hidden identifier that tracks users of mobile devices.
Oct 6, 2015, 11:55 PMIn context
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
First Library to Support Anonymous Internet Browsing Effort Stops After DHS Email   —  A library in a small New Hampshire town started to help Internet users around the world surf anonymously using Tor.  Until the Department of Homeland Security raised a red flag.
Sep 14, 2015, 9:35 AMIn context
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Aug 15, 2015, 1:35 PMIn context
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
Gnu Privacy Guard encryption software used by Snowden is maintained by one man, Werner Koch, in need of donations   —  The World's Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy, Who is Going Broke  —  The man who built the free email encryption software used by whistleblower Edward Snowden …
Feb 5, 2015, 3:55 PMIn context
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
AT&T says it's no longer inserting phone-tracking IDs in web traffic, which was only a test, but may still sell the resulting data   —  AT&T Stops Using Undeletable Phone Tracking IDs  —  AT&T says it has stopped its controversial practice of adding a hidden, undeletable tracking number to its mobile customers' Internet activity.
Nov 14, 2014, 3:35 PMIn context
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

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