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You’re Still Being Tracked on the Internet, Just in a Different Way

The New York Times – “Apple and Google are pushing privacy changes, but a shift in digital tracking is giving some platforms a bigger advertising advantage….Now tracking has shifted to what is known as “first party” tracking. With this method, people are not being trailed from app to app or site to site. But companies… Continue Reading

Chrome’s “Topics” advertising system is here, whether you want it or not

Ars Technica: “…With 82% of Google’s empire based on ad revenue, this latest development in Chrome shows that Google is not keen on any moves to threaten their main money maker. Google continues to argue that it is mandatory that it builds a user tracking and advertising system into Chrome, and the company says it… Continue Reading

TIME 100 Most Influential Companies of 2022

“Which businesses and corporate leaders are shaping our future? That’s the question at the heart of TIME 100 Most Influential Companies, an annual list that highlights businesses making an extraordinary impact around the world. To assemble it, TIME solicits nominations across sectors including health care, entertainment, technology, and more from our global network of editors… Continue Reading

The Quiet Way Advertisers Are Tracking Your Browsing

Wired: “Creepy cookies that track all your online activity are (slowly) being eradicated. In recent years major web browsers, including Safari and Firefox, have restricted the practice. Even Chrome has realized that cookies present a privacy nightmare. But stopping them ends only one kind of online tracking—others are arguably worse. Fingerprinting, which involves gathering detailed… Continue Reading

Canceling an Online Subscription Shouldn’t Be a Nightmare

CNET: “…Rather than resorting to questionable practices and alienating customers in the cancellation process, companies should focus on being transparent and building a sense of trust. Customers should have full control over the cancellation process, which should be clearly defined and devoid of unnecessary barriers. The language throughout the process should be non-judgmental and should… Continue Reading