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3 Ways Corporate Spies Might Be Watching Your Business and How to Stop Them

Business is a game of constant competition, but the widespread emergence of covert surveillance and tracking tools has expanded the playbook. Now, industrial espionage has a new dimension.

PopSugar CEO Riffs on the Fall of Linear Media and the Rise of Virtual Reality


FTC Stops Computer Rental Franchise From Spying on Customers

Just in time for Halloween, the Federal Trade Commission settled one of its creepiest cases yet against Aaron's, an Atlanta-based rent-to-own retailer that helped its franchisees install software on its rental computers that secretly spied on its users.

Publishers Drop Twice as Many Cookies as E-Commerce Sites

In the online advertising world, the pro-cookie argument may hold that the ubiquitious tracking mechanism ensures a better site experience. But of course, for many Web publishers, the use of cookies has everything to do with monetization.

Lawmakers Praise Twitter, but Have Questions Too

Twitter scored a lot of points in Washington recently when it publicly came out in support of the government's Do Not Track policy recommendation for Web companies. But that doesn't mean the social networking and micro-blogging company can rest easy.

Researchers Discover Powerful ‘Supercookies’ on MSN, Hulu

Researchers at Stanford and UC Berkeley have discovered that many major websites are using advanced new tracking methods so stealthy that they are nearly impossible for most computers to detect—but no one is willing to own up to them, reports The Wal

Tracking the Trackers

When it comes to online tracking, does “no” really mean “no”?Not really, according to a Stanford researcher studying third-party tracking.

App Erases Evidence of Affairs

The past few weeks have been filled with reports of the iPhone’s secret location database and the ensuing outrage from consumers and government officials. Meanwhile, one group of tracking victims has been woefully overlooked: iPhone users having extramarital affairs.

Apple Breaks Tracking Silence

After numerous reports surfaced over the past week claiming that the iPhone stores location information on a secret file in the phone, Apple has finally released an officia