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Why you should bet big on privacy | TechCrunch
These companies are basically engaging in mass surveillance. Just as governments justify tracking us to prevent terrorist attacks, these companies are tracking us online, without our consent, because a marginal 0.7 percent of the population clicks on their ads.
surveillance  capitalism  tracking  advertising  internet  design  privacy 
may 2016 by ivar
How to Baffle Web Trackers by Obfuscating Your Movements Online | WIRED
obfuscation is a strategy for modern life.

Reason one: It’s increasingly hard to “opt out” of online tracking. “Unless you want to go live in a cave away from society,” Nissenbaum notes, you need to be online—often for work or to access government service
advertising  privacy  tracking  obfuscation  web 
november 2015 by ivar
'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study shows
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.

Scientists showed they can identify you with more than 90 percent accuracy by looking at just four purchases, three if the price is included - and this is after companies "anonymized" the transaction records, saying they wiped away names and other personal details. The study out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, published Thursday in the journal Science, examined three months of credit card records for 1.1 million people.
creditcard  deanonymization  data  profile  surveillance  tracking  corporation 
january 2015 by ivar
Technical analysis of client identification mechanisms - The Chromium Projects
To guide us in improving the range of existing browser controls and to highlight the potential pitfalls when designing new web APIs, we decided to prepare a technical overview of known tracking and fingerprinting vectors available in the browser. Note that we describe these vectors, but do not wish this document to be interpreted as a broad invitation to their use. Website owners should keep in mind that any single tracking technique may be conceivably seen as inappropriate, depending on user expectations and other complex factors beyond the scope of this doc.
analytics  browser  tracking  chrome  surveillance  bug  webbug 
september 2014 by ivar
tracking.js
tracking.js
A modern approach for Computer Vision on the web

The tracking.js library brings different computer vision algorithms and techniques into the browser environment. By using modern HTML5 specifications, we enable you to do real-time color tracking, face detection and much more — all that with a lightweight core (~7 KB) and intuitive interface
javascript  tracking  computervision  webcam  detection  cv  webdev 
july 2014 by ivar
Facebook privacy and kids: Don’t post photos of your kids online. - Slate Magazine
Myriad applications, websites, and wearable technologies are relying on face recognition today, and ubiquitous bio-identification is only just getting started.
facebook  parenting  privacy  surveillance  tracking  facial  recognition 
september 2013 by ivar

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