The data cooperative, owned by its users, combines privacy protection with a way of monetizing browsing and search data for the benefit of microloans in developing countries.
In its latest effort to improve its ad targeting, Twitter will start collecting information on what mobile apps its users have downloaded.
We should be levying Uber privacy questions at all the new transportation connection companies. Lyft, Sidecar, Flywheel, Curb, Hailo, and their ilk have similar technology and nearly identical use cases to Uber.
The suite helps companies map and analyze the crazy amount of third-party code that often runs on their webpages, for performance, security and marketing purposes. To do this, it uses data submitted by users of the free Ghostery plugin.
The anti-tracking service has also revealed a partnership with Deutsche Telekom, which unlike some carriers seems to be more interested in protecting its customers than selling them out to advertisers.
Whisper’s CEO says the anonymous social network has put members of its editorial team on leave while it investigates claims made by the Guardian, but maintains that the newspaper’s report was inaccurate and misleading on a number of points about how the service works
Neetzan Zimmerman, who runs the editorial operation at Whisper, said in an interview that a series of stories by The Guardian that raised concerns about the anonymous app’s privacy policies misrepresent how the app works in order to sow fear and mistrust
A recent report suggests that Whisper is tracking its users, even those who have opted out of geolocation services. The company says it’s “100 percent false.” Here’s the overview.
Facebook announced two new updates to its ads on Thursday, including a way for users to give feedback about the ads they see.
Google will have to face yet another court case over its tricking of Safari browsers, in which it forced through tracking cookies even when the browser settings had been set to reject them.