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Facebook now allows you to opt out of one of their creepiest features

As Facebook tries to rehabilitate its image as a creeper, the company is supposedly offering more "transparency." Now, Facebook is providing users information about...
Happening Now July 13, 2019

This one browser blocks tracking cookies by default

You can't think of the modern internet without thinking of cookies. No, not the delicious kind that you eat -- the digital kind. The...
Happening Now June 8, 2019

Instagram AdPocalypse: More ads coming to your feed

Current Instagram users are already familiar with the presence of ads. Even though they're tailored to your interests and browsing habits, some users argue...
Happening Now June 7, 2019

Yikes! Targeted ads coming to your TV on Vizio, Sony, Samsung and others

Targeted ads are those ads that start appearing based on your interests. You see these ads whenever you are online or scrolling through social...
Happening Now March 13, 2019

How to stop your smart TV from spying on you

Don't look now, but you won't believe how your smart TV is not just gobbling up your viewing data, but may also be gathering...
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'Smart' coolers at Walgreens are watching you

Targeted advertising is becoming more prevalent and noticeable within our society. We see it all the time online and on social media, but what...
Happening Now February 12, 2019

Stop your phone from being tracked with these settings

We are quickly moving toward, or are already in, an information economy. This means that companies are acquiring information on everyone and then selling...
Tips January 26, 2019

Company wants to help you 'brainwash' your spouse through targeted ads

Technology can be used to do the right thing or the wrong thing. It can be used to help communicate more effectively or to...
Happening Now January 25, 2019

Popular weather app may be selling your location data

Advertisers use more data than ever before. Much of this data is gathered from social media, Google and other sources. But, you might have...
Happening Now January 7, 2019

Kim's Take: Your fingerprint unlocks targeted advertising in your car

Imagine. You’re driving home wondering what’s in the fridge for dinner. An ad pops up on your dashboard’s screen offering instant delivery of your most favorite...
Columns December 18, 2018
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