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.: Microsoft Drops Use of 'Supercookies' on MSN - 20th Aug 2011

"In response to work by Stanford University researchers who found that Microsoft and several other high-profile companies were using a controversial technique to keep persistent cookies on users' PCs to track their movements, Microsoft says it has discontinued the practice of using so-called "supercookies..."
[Threat Post]




.: Google adds malware warning to search results - 20th Jul 2011

"Google announced today it is instituting a malware warning system on its search results page to alert users to the possibility that their computer is infected. The Internet giant said it took the action after discovering unusual patterns of activity on the Web that it identified as a strain of malware that causes infected computers to send traffic to Google through proxy servers..."
[news.com]




.: Study: Ad networks not honoring do-not-track promises - 15th Jul 2011

"Some online advertising networks continue to track Web users after tracking opt-out requests, even though the networks have promised to honor those questions, according to a new study from Stanford University's Center for Internet Society. Eight members of the Network Advertising Initiative, a cooperative of online marketing and analytics companies, promise to stop tracking people who use the NAI's service..."
[IT World]




.: Groupon changes privacy policy to collect more personal info - 12th Jul 2011

"Groupon Inc. is changing its privacy policies to allow it to collect more information as it offers more deals targeted to users based on their locations. The Chicago deal site announced the changes in an email to its 83 million subscribers Sunday, saying that the new policies are part of an effort to provide greater transparency about the way it handles private information about users..."
[LA Times]




.: Privacy experts praise Google+ rollout so far - 11th Jul 2011

"Google could suffer from showing rivals its cards too early, but avoiding a privacy blunder is worth the competitive risk. After major privacy failures in its Buzz and Street View services, Google has hit the right notes with its deliberate, measured roll out of its new Google+ social networking site, according to privacy experts..."
[IT World]






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