Tag: tracking

Mozilla’s Firefox & Apple’s Safari browsers add anti-Facebook and Google privacy protections

Care about your data privacy? Here’s a good reason to stop using the Google Chrome browser, and use Firefox or Safari instead on your desktop, laptop, and mobile devices. Facebook, Google, and many other online ad businesses are tracking pretty much everything you do online, through your web browser and apps, to figure out how […]

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Firefox will block tracking scripts by default, starting in 2019

Mozilla has always been a strong advocate for internet privacy. More recently, Mozilla has been working on Firefox Focus, a simplified browser that blocks all trackers/cookies and erases browsing data after you close the app. Now the company wants to take privacy a step further, by blocking all tracking scripts by default on the main […]

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Report: Google Is Probably Tracking Your Movements, Like It Or Not

Going off the grid with Google is harder than you might expect. Google services on Android devices and iPhones track and store your location data even if you turn location history off in your privacy settings, according to an Associated Press investigation. You can turn off location history any time, but some Google apps still store your time-stamped location data, the AP reported. Google […]

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BinaryVR raises $4.5M to bring you face-to-face with your digitized self

The promises of VR are heavily focused on the idea that users can grow more enveloped in the digital environments they explore, but also central to the experience is that they become more connected with their virtual representations. BinaryVR’s central focus has been on a system of computer vision face-tracking particularly focused on the mouth […]

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Polar fitness tracker might be a bigger national security risk

Fitness trackers have become so common that people strap them on with no worry or concern. After all, they’re not like smartphones or even smartwatches with tons of features and apps that could be harvesting your data. Unfortunately, fitness trackers themselves and their official apps can actually be gold mines of information. Worse, they can […]

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