Further erosions of privacy are likely as companies develop more and better methods for gathering information on internet users.
An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. Turn’s services are used by everyone from Google to Facebook.
In an effort to help Internet users become aware of who is tracking their online activity and how, the team behind the Mozilla Firefox Web browser has introduced a downloadable add-on that detects websites that are using cookies to monitor users.
In the age of oversharing, we take it for granted that our every status is up to date and hanging out for all to see. Privacy, we are told, is dead. But over in Europe, they have crazy new laws that actually restrict how businesses stalk us online. Communists.