Oim & tracking
Ligthbeam for Firefox — Mozilla Tracking & privacy Not all tracking is bad. Many services rely on user data to provide relevant content and enhance your online experience. But tracking can happen without the user’s knowledge.
Identity at Mozilla
eye catchers / The Evidon TrackerMap displays all of the invisible third party tracking activity on a single page of a publisher’s website, how those third party tracking companies got there and the overall impact their presence may have on general site p
Ghostery Ad Blocker Also Helps the Ad Industry Whenever discussion starts about how to hide from the tracking code that follows users around the Web to serve them targeted ads, recommendations soon pile up for a browser add-on called Ghostery . It blocks tracking code, noticeably speeds up how quickly pages load as a result, and has roughly 19 million users. Yet few of those who advocate Ghostery as a way to escape the clutches of the online ad industry realize that the company behind it, Evidon , is in fact part of that selfsame industry. Evidon helps companies that want to improve their use of tracking code by selling them data collected from the eight million Ghostery users that have enabled a data-sharing feature in the tool. That makes Evidon, which bought Ghostery in 2010, something of an anomaly in the complex world of online advertising.
I've not been a major user of Firefox for the past year or so, since I discovered the wonderful Google Chrome. Browser Add-On Shows Exactly Who's Watching You Surf
You can buy just about anything on Amazon.com, including advertising. Amazon Launches Ad Network - Peter Kafka
Cookies, Supercookies and Ubercookies: Stealing the Identity of Web Visitors « 33 Bits of Entropy - http://33bits.org/ February 18, 2010 at 7:49 am Synopsis .
Researchers Expose Cunning Online Tracking Service That Can’t Be Dodged | Epicenter <img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-38776" title="browser-cache-cookie" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/business/2011/07/browser-cache-cookie-660x654.gif" alt="" width="660" height="654" />
respawn_redux (Follow up to Flash Cookies and Privacy II) Ashkan Soltani I thought I'd take the time to elaborate a bit further regarding the technical mechanisms described in our ' Flash Cookies and Privacy II ' paper that generated a bit of buzz recently.
February 19, 2010 at 8:02 am Recap. Ubercookies Part 2: History Stealing meets the Social Web
Browser cookies can provide everyone from advertisers to malware authors with useful information on things like unique identifiers and the sites a user has visited. But they're also fragile, and can be deleted with a click of the mouse. It is possible to kill the evercookie?
Apple Plots Non-Optional End of Privacy for iPhone Users | BNET HTML5 -- the new browser language system that will power the next generation of the web -- is shaping up to be a nightmare for consumers who care about privacy and a goldmine for advertisers who don't. And it's Apple (AAPL)'s chosen system for the iPhone. Here's a primer on what HTML5 is, why you should be scared of it, and whether it's possible to opt-out of being tracked by the supercookies advertisers want to use on it.
By LESLIE SCISM And MARK MAREMONT Life insurers are testing an intensely personal new use for the vast dossiers of data being amassed about Americans: predicting people's longevity. Insurers Test Data Profiles to Identify Risky Clients
Federal law enforcement routinely tracks individuals through their credit cards, cell phones, car rentals and even store customer loyalty programs without obtaining a warrant, an online privacy activist has discovered. Feds tracking credit cards, store purchases without warrant: report | Raw Story
December 1, 2010 WASHINGTON – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a promising report today on consumer privacy advocating for the implementation of strong protections for Americans’ online activity and urging Internet companies and other industries that handle personal information to create better privacy protections. The FTC’s report describes how browsers and websites can employ improved privacy features such as simplified privacy notices, and endorses an important privacy feature known as a “do not track” list. FTC Releases Promising Report Urging Improved Internet Privacy Policies | American Civil Liberties Union - www.aclu.org
Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union » The Single Greatest Chart Ever (At Least if You Want to Know Where Your Personal Information Goes) - www.aclu.org The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report (PDF) on Wednesday that provides an outstanding start on describing the problems of data collection both on and offline . Buried in that FTC report is a small gem: On pages 107 and 108 is Appendix C, a chart prepared by technologist Richard Smith which conveys all of the personal information collected about all of us and where it goes. In concentric circles it explains the information ecology and reminds us that the flow of information about every one of us is largely unregulated.
History Sniffing: How YouPorn Checks What Other Porn Sites You’ve Visited and Ad Networks Test The Quality of Their Data - Kashmir Hill - The Not-So Private Parts
Do Not Track - Universal Web Tracking Opt-Out
Over the past several months researchers at the Stanford Security Lab have been developing a platform for measuring dynamic web content. One of our chief applications is a system for automated enforcement of Do Not Track by detecting the myriad forms of third-party tracking, including cookies , HTML5 storage , fingerprinting , and much more. Tracking the Trackers: Early Results | Stanford Center for Internet and Society
What Does the "Track" in "Do Not Track" Mean?
The History of the Do Not Track Header - paranoia.dubfire.net
Tracking Protection Lists: A privacy enhancing technology that complements Do Not Track | Electronic Frontier Foundation - www.eff.org
Opting out of Rapleaf | Rapleaf
Spokeo, personal data aggregators, and your privacy rights: Xeni on The Madeleine Brand Show
Online identity management
The Long View of Identity | O'Reilly Media
5 Ways to Share Your Social Media Identity