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Sticking it to the people search sites

Tell us if this situation sounds fair to you:  dozens of websites you’ve never heard of are publicly displaying and selling your personal information–your address, phone number, email address, family members, etc.–and profiting off it. The companies selling your personal info don’t ask you first if it’s okay, and you don’t make any money from […]

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Introducing DoNotTrackPlus: Keep your personal information personal

Note: As of December 2012, Do Not Track Plus has been renamed, revamped, and re-released as DoNotTrackMe! Give us the chance to convince you why our new free browser tool will give you the most control you’ve ever had over your internet life. Do Not Track Plus (DNT+) peels back the cover on invisible online […]

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Google’s Good to Know campaign and privacy

Google wants to educate you about privacy with a website and campaign called “Good to Know.”  They’ve spent tens of millions to get the word out about Good to Know, which has great information on things like how to shop online safely, choose a smart password, and actually understand what an IP address is. We applaud […]

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Why the Do Not Track header is like a smoke signal

Here’s a good privacy-related quote to start off the week: “It’s like sending a smoke signal in the middle of Manhattan; it might draw a lot of attention, but no one knows how to read the message.” – Mike Zaneis, senior vice president of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, on why sending the Do Not Track […]

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