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10.11.12
Apple offers targeted ad opt-out
10.11.12

Apple offers targeted ad opt-out

Targeted ads present you with advertising keyed to your interests and history. If you're an Amazo...

By E. Sadun,   10.11.12
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10.01.12
Facebook outlines its ad targeting strategy on one handy page, presents a complex privacy picture
10.01.12

Facebook outlines its ad targeting strategy on one handy page, presents a complex privacy picture

To say that Facebook has to tread lightly around privacy issues is an understatement, especially wi...

By J. Fingas,   10.01.12
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09.07.12
Amazon Silk browser on Kindle Fire tracks page visits to generate trends, isn't as spooky as it sounds (update: opt-out exists)
09.07.12

Amazon Silk browser on Kindle Fire tracks page visits to generate trends, isn't as spooky as it sounds (update: opt-out exists)

When you pick up that new Kindle Fire HD this fall, one of the first things you'll notice is an up...

By J. Fingas,   09.07.12
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11.17.11
Verizon begins collecting user data for targeted ads, is kind enough to offer 'opt-out' escape route
11.17.11

Verizon begins collecting user data for targeted ads, is kind enough to offer 'opt-out' escape route

Verizon still wants to collect your personal information, but it'll understand if you decide to...

By A. Toor,   11.17.11
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11.15.11
Google announces 'opt-out' feature for wireless network owners, aims to allay privacy concerns
11.15.11

Google announces 'opt-out' feature for wireless network owners, aims to allay privacy concerns

Google, as promised, responded to concerns over its data collection policy this morning, by ann...

By A. Toor,   11.15.11
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09.28.11
OnStar abandons plans to keep tracking vehicles after service cancelation
09.28.11

OnStar abandons plans to keep tracking vehicles after service cancelation

OnStar found itself at the center of a firestorm after it sent out an e-mail notifying customers...

By T. O'Brien,   09.28.11
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01.24.11
Chrome and Firefox adding new opt-out features to prevent third-party advertisers from tracking you
01.24.11

Chrome and Firefox adding new opt-out features to prevent third-party advertisers from tracking you

Ever been freaked out by an online ad that seemed to know you that little bit too well? It's the re...

By Vlad Savov,   01.24.11
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11.24.10
Google fanboys egg the homes of those who opt out of being shown on Street View
11.24.10

Google fanboys egg the homes of those who opt out of being shown on Street View

You might have heard by now that some German folks didn't much fancy having their homes displayed o...

By Vlad Savov,   11.24.10
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