Since it was revealed in the first week of June that the NSA monitors global email and phone activity in part by obtaining information from major Internet service providers including Google, traffic on the more privacy conscious search engine DuckDuckGo has risen by about half, the company said.
Mozilla’s latest patch to its Firefox browser blocks cookies from domains with which the user has not previously engaged in an effort to make Web browsing more transparent to users, the company said today.
Abine, the company behind the popular DoNotTrack browser add-on, must continue to refine its assault on tracking as technology advances and tand regulatory efforts fall apart. The company and a few others like it are up against an elaborate ecosystem of advertising companies who work with and against each other to serve up detailed user profiles to merchants seeking to get the most from their advertising dollars.
Social Media has already proven itself to be a viable platform for traditional advertising. Now, a number of companies are attempting to track and successfully manipulate the elusive viral world – and there’s no shortage of prospective clients.
You better watch out, you better not cry…and you better get on Twitter or Facebook to check on Santa Claus. The North Pole is going a’ social networking this year to bring holiday cheer to good boys and girls around the world. Here are the top ways to track the old man and his jolly elves…