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Why is it O.K. for Facebook to force users to watch ads?

Facebook announced recently that it’s forcing users to watch ads even if they have ad-blockers installed in their web browsers by disabling the blocking.   The social media giant is stirring controversy by saying that it will serve ads to Facebook.com users with ad-blockers turned on.  It’s estimated that about 20% of U.S. web browser […]

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Pokémon Go, Privacy and Virtual Payments

TL;DR: playing Pokémon Go is probably not a great idea if you’re at all concerned about your or your child’s privacy. The phenomenon of the “augmented reality” game Pokémon Go has been a big topic of conversation around the world.  The game relies on real-world physical locations that you can visit – and while there, […]

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Who is watching you open your emails?

Snooping Email Marketers are Tracking You It’s been a long day, your email inbox is full of messages – many of them unread. You quickly eyeball them, a few catch your attention, maybe you’ll come back and open them later. After lunch, perhaps, or maybe after that meeting. But one of those emails seems interesting […]

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Firefox adds Tracker Blocking to Private Browsing – Abine’s view

Firefox adds Tracker Blocking Mozilla recently added tracking protection as an option for its private browsing mode, taking Firefox one (baby?) step further than other major browsers when it comes to private browsing. We at Abine were makers of “Do Not Track Me” for Firefox (now merged into our premier privacy service called Blur) consider […]

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Privacy News of the Week

Verizon Wireless placing ‘supercookies’ on customer devices Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest provider of cell service, is using a unique form of tracking to help advertisers target Verizon customers with ads. And the technology – dubbed a ‘supercookie’ in reference to the cookies that websites place in web browsers to identify unique users – was being […]

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