Privacy

A collection of 10 posts

Nov 15, 2015

Own a Vizio Smart TV? It's Watching You

Own a Vizio Smart TV? It's Watching You

TV makers are constantly crowing about the tricks their smart TVs can do. But one of the most popular brands has a feature that it's not advertising: Vizio's Smart TVs track your viewing

Oct 21, 2015

Your Smart Home Knows a Lot About You

Your Smart Home Knows a Lot About You

How much does your smart home know about you? That was the question that Charles Givre, a data scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton, set out to answer in a recent experiment. Givre has

Oct 10, 2015

Verizon's Zombie Cookie Gets New Life

Verizon's Zombie Cookie Gets New Life

Verizon is giving a new mission to its controversial hidden identifier that tracks users of mobile devices. Verizon said in a little-noticed announcement that it will soon begin sharing the profiles with AOL's

Aug 25, 2015

Privacy Badger eats super-cookies

Privacy Badger eats super-cookies

Browser extensions like Adblock Plus, Ghostery and Disconnect can help you block online ads and some forms of online tracking. They all share a flaw: these add-ons rely on predefined lists of domains