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Do Discount Travel Booking Sites Really Save You Money?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Since users are tied to their IP address and booking history on individual sites, travel search engines like Priceline can customize results to show the properties that an individual is more likely to look for, and subsequently book.

Why Some People Pay More Than Others When Shopping Online

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.04.2014 | Technology

You may pay more than your friends when shopping online based on your web browsing history or what kind of smartphone you own, according to a new stud...

How Advertisers Can Use Your Personal Information To Make You Pay Higher Prices

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.02.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

What is at stake isn't purely a matter of annoying ads or nosy companies -- it's a deep set of customer protections that have taken decades of hard work to secure.

Orbitz Isn't The Only Online Retailer Judging Your Spending Habits

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 07.25.2012 | Money

Smart online shoppers may want to do some extra research before clicking "buy." New technology could be turning the tables on the common consumer, all...

I Wish I Knew How to Quit You, Google

Nathan Newman | Posted 05.23.2012 | Technology
Nathan Newman

According to Googles Vic Gundotra: "If we do things that are evil, with one click you can leave Google..." But given the myriad ways Google penetrates the Internet, it is nearly impossible to quit Google and preserve your privacy.

The Cost of Lost Privacy, Part 3: Google, the Subprime Meltdown and Antitrust Implications

Nathan Newman | Posted 09.14.2011 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Most people don't think of Google as a key player in the financial debacle that crashed the economy, but like almost every company making billions of dollars in the last decade, a chunk of Google's profits were coming straight from the subprime mortgage lenders.

The Cost of Lost Privacy, Part 2: "Pain Points," Discrimination and Advertiser Use of Google Data

Nathan Newman | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business
Nathan Newman

The Internet was supposed to let people escape easy racial discrimination, but behavioral tracking reverses everything.