Targeted advertising

08.09.12
Google to pay $22.5 million to settle FTC charges over tracking cookies in Apple's Safari browser
08.09.12

Google to pay $22.5 million to settle FTC charges over tracking cookies in Apple's Safari browser

Google has agreed to pay a $22.5 million penalty to settle its dispute with the FTC, over the comp...

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06.13.12
Microsoft patent application could match online moods with emotionally-targeted ads
06.13.12

Microsoft patent application could match online moods with emotionally-targeted ads

It's a match made in marketing heaven: users let their guards down within the internet's virtual w...

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12.07.11
Agile Route's Shopper Tracker brings Kinect hacks, Google Analytics to the grocery aisle (video)
12.07.11

Agile Route's Shopper Tracker brings Kinect hacks, Google Analytics to the grocery aisle (video)

The Shopper Tracker is one of those devices that does exactly what its name suggests -- and so...

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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...

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12.15.10
Disconnect browser extension keeps pesky cookies in check, blocks third-party tracking requests
12.15.10

Disconnect browser extension keeps pesky cookies in check, blocks third-party tracking requests

Internet Explorer 9 may block 'em in 2011, and the US government's on the case too, but you don't h...

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12.08.10
Internet Explorer 9 privacy measures to include Tracking Protection
12.08.10

Internet Explorer 9 privacy measures to include Tracking Protection

In a nod to future FTC mandates regarding web privacy, Microsoft has announced that among its many...

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12.03.10
FTC wants to fight tracking cookies with other cookies, create delicious sugary warfare
12.03.10

FTC wants to fight tracking cookies with other cookies, create delicious sugary warfare

We're not sure that fighting fire with fire actually works outside of the metaphorical realm, but d...

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11.15.10
Microsoft exec caught in privacy snafu, says Kinect might tailor ads to you
11.15.10

Microsoft exec caught in privacy snafu, says Kinect might tailor ads to you

Microsoft's Dennis Durkin voiced an interesting idea at an investment summit last week -- the idea...

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06.16.10
HP and Yahoo team up to deliver targeted ads... to printers
06.16.10

HP and Yahoo team up to deliver targeted ads... to printers

Seriously. To be specific, the two companies are working on delivering targeted ads to HP's web-con...

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