Topic: tracking

FTC Stops Computer Rental Franchise From Spying on Customers Aaron's customers had no idea they were being watched

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…

October 22, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

Publishers Drop Twice as Many Cookies as E-Commerce Sites BlueKai outpaces comScore, per Truste study

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…

November 14, 2012, 6:39 AM EST

Lawmakers Praise Twitter, but Have Questions Too Social networking service has until June 15 to answer queries

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…

May 24, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT

Researchers Discover Powerful 'Supercookies' on MSN, Hulu But no one wants to take responsibility

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…

August 19, 2011, 12:38 PM EDT

Tracking the Trackers Report monitors third-party cookie tracking

When it comes to online tracking, does “no” really mean “no”? Not really, according to a Stanford researcher studying third-party tracking. For the past few months, researchers at the Stanford Security Lab…

July 15, 2011, 6:17 AM EDT

App Erases Evidence of Affairs New product from the people behind Ashley Madison, the 'dating service for married people'

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…

May 4, 2011, 8:19 AM EDT

Apple Breaks Tracking Silence Company denies it's been storing specific location data from iPhones

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 official statement denying…

April 27, 2011, 1:13 PM EDT