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Google Tracking Mastercard Purchases

For the past year, Google and Mastercard had a “secret deal” allowing Google tracking of spending habits of two billion Mastercard card-holders.  Using Blur can protect you from tracking, online and off. The deal gives Google “an unprecedented asset for measuring retail spending”, as they  compete with sites like Amazon. Mastercards were used in roughly […]

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23andMyIdentity: How to safely and privately take a genetic test

In 2013, we published a post about how to take a genetic test from company 23andMe while keeping your personal information private. Since then, more online genetic testing companies have popped up for various purposes, from discovering ancestry information to creating custom fitness and nutrition plans and even identifying whether you and your partner are […]

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How to give a fake phone number to a guy (or gal)

“Can I get your number?” Sometimes this is last thing you want to hear. Perhaps he’s not your type or he’s had a few too many at the bar—whatever the reason, you don’t want your personal information in his (or her) hands. Of course, you can always say no to the strange guy at the […]

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Who are these tracking companies? Meet AdRoll.

AdRoll is a popular and fast-growing ad network specializing in helping other advertisers (over 5,000 of them) “re-target” you.  This means they help bring you ads related to things you’ve shopped for before.  Whether you prefer to call them more relevant ads or ads that follow you around, AdRoll is at the cutting edge of […]

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Who are these tracking companies? Meet Gravity.

Gravity is an internet display advertising network that relies on partnerships with large companies (top 50 websites) to track and serve targeted advertising to users as they browse the web. They’re known for their personalization engine, which targets visitors with content based on the kind of person Gravity thinks they are: their interests, locale, age, […]

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