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For all of the other things it does, Google is still a company that makes a ton of money from advertising, and now it's turning that focus to TV. This week the company announced that it's testing a new kind of ad-tracking system for Google Fiber TV customers in Kansas City. Just like any other loc...

March 21st 2015 at 5:31pm 0 Comments
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A few days ago an Associated Press report revealed that the US Government's affordable care portal Healthcare.gov was passing detailed information on to third parties. Now the AP tests reveal those links have been scaled back. Previously, the Eelectronic Freedom Foundation discovered that the site...

January 23rd 2015 at 4:58pm 0 Comments
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Stanford researcher Jonathan Mayer has discovered a curious Safari loophole that allows Google to track a user's browsing activity via cookie-laced web ads. As it turns out, Apple's browser normally accepts cookies from sites that a user visits, but automatically blocks them from third-party advert...

February 17th 2012 at 7:04am 0 Comments
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Have you ever wanted to look in your own ear? Or at the nape of your neck? Or behind furniture? If you own an iPhone 4S and an Apple TV, you can wirelessly beam the picture from your camera to your large screen TV. Just enable AirPlay. Double-click the Home button, swipe to the right twice, s...

December 11th 2011 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Oh, the one-button mouse. You either love it or you hate it. Veteran Mac users adore the elegance and simplicity; switchers bemoan the loss of a second (or third) mouse button. Of course, the problem is easily fixed by either holding down the Control button or -- wait for it -- buying a two-button m...

May 28th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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We're not sure who asked for high definition-enhanced online advertising, but its here all the same. DoubleClick has announced its ability to deliver HD ads through Adobe Flash. The first one to take advantage is Epson's "Epsonality" ad campaign, created by Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners and en...

March 2nd 2008 at 10:07am 0 Comments