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Gerry Smith

Edward Snowden's New Role: Product Pitchman | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology

Edward Snowden has been given many titles: Whistleblower. Traitor. Asylum-seeker. Now, the fugitive National Security Agency contractor appears to ...

These Guys Want To Change The Way You Find Stuff Online ... But It Comes With A Price

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.12.2013 | Technology

What happened to online music may be about to happen to the entire Internet. Two of the entrepreneurs who founded, a popular Internet radi...

Jason Gilbert

How To Stop Advertisers From Tracking Your iPhone | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.15.2012 | Technology

Your iPhone, I'm sad to say, is not like Las Vegas: What happens there often does not stay there. Much of your iPhone activity -- including your w...

The Bizarre, Belated Assault on 'Do Not Track'

Leslie Harris | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology
Leslie Harris

It is difficult to understand why Do Not Track is controversial. At the end of the day, privacy advocates will have to settle for something less than ideal -- and advertisers must honor their commitment to comply with users' Do Not Track instructions.

Is Privacy Dead?

Miles J. Feldman | Posted 04.29.2012 | Technology
Miles J. Feldman

How much privacy do you have online or on your handheld? The answer is "not as much as you think you have."

Gerry Smith

Consumer Privacy 'Bill of Rights' Seeks To Give Web Users More Control Over Their Data | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.23.2012 | Technology

The Obama administration on Thursday will unveil a consumer privacy "bill of rights" that aims to give web users more control over how their personal ...

FTC Fines Santa Claus for Violating Children's Privacy

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 02.18.2012 | Comedy
Jeff Jarvis

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz today announced a record fine against Santa Claus for violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

Web Privacy: Consumers Have More Control Than They Think

David Gorodyansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Gorodyansky

Instead of waiting for federal regulators to safeguard their online privacy, millions of Americans are now beginning to take matters into their own hands.

Most Browsers Leave 'Fingerprints' That Could Track Your Web Surfing, EFF Warns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Electronic Frontier Foundation today warned that more than 80 percent of browsers reveal identifiable "fingerprints" that could allow a user's Web...

White House Wants to Invade Your Privacy?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Siciliano

Fox News reports The Office of Management and Budget is considering reversing a nine-year ban on using "cookies" to track users' preferences and interests on federal Web sites.