Forensiq helping marketers avoid fake impressions and sketchy sites

For marketers, spending money on campaigns and impressions is part of their job. But nobody wants to spend money on something that doesn’t bring in results – so it can be bitter for

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Candice So

Facebook poised to launch mobile ads network: report

Facebook Inc. will unveil a mobile ad network at its F8 developer conference in San Francisco later this month, reports Re/code. Quoting "multiple sources familiar with the matter" Re/code writer Mike Isaac writes

Published on: April 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Web sites tracking users using fonts, Belgian researchers find

With many Internet users concerned the National Security Agency is tracking their Web browsing activity, Belgian researchers have released another study showing it’s not just government following our activity – marketers and major

Published on: October 11th, 2013 Candice So

Practice good ‘password hygiene’ to avoid social media hi-jacking

Nearly one-third of Internet users stay logged into social media sites, leaving themselves open to attacks, according to a new study. In a voluntary survey of about 10,000 people worldwide, security software provider

Published on: May 7th, 2013 Candice So

Is a Canadian opt-out tool for behavioural ads coming?

Canadian consumers may soon gain a tool that will enable them to opt-out of pesky online behavioural advertising. The Canadian Press today reported that IAB Canada, the not-for-profit industry asocial of the Canadian

Published on: May 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Yahoo to implement global ‘do not track’ policy

Yahoo Web sites worldwide will comply with visitors' "do not track" preferences starting later this year, Yahoo announced Wednesday.Most major browsers are now able to send a message to sites visited, indicating whether

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Peter Sayer

What Google’s ‘Do Not Track’ move means

As the White House pushed a privacy bill of rights this week and readied new online privacy legislation for Congress to consider, Google decided on Thursday to get behind “Do Not Track” technology

Published on: February 24th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Obama’s blueprint for Internet Bill of Rights

The White House has unveiled a plan to create a “Bill of Rights” for consumer privacy on the Internet, and announced that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have agreed to comply when consumers choose

Published on: February 23rd, 2012 John P. Mello Jr.

Google in hot water for tracking of Safari users

Google's alleged circumvention of do-not-track controls on Apple's Safari browser could lead to big fines from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission if the agency determines Google has violated a privacy settlement the company

Published on: February 17th, 2012 Grant Gross

Use SecureClean to completely eradicate files

It's well-known that "deleting" a file from Windows doesn't fully remove it, but you may not understand just how much data can remain on your disk after a file is gone. Even fragments

Published on: March 8th, 2011 Ian Harac

Google adds support to ‘do not track’ movement

A day after Mozilla said it was exploring a "Do Not Track" feature for Firefox, Google today announced a Chrome add-on that lets users opt out of tracking cookies that monitor their movement

Published on: January 25th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

E-coupons used to tracked spending habits

The advent of online coupons has made shopping and saving that much easier. In an earlier era, people spent their Sunday mornings clipping coupons out of the newspaper. Now, you can download coupons

Published on: October 27th, 2010 Ginny Mies

8 ways to improve your privacy while Web browsing

They say privacy doesn't exist on the Web -- but that doesn't mean you can't try to safeguard your personal information. Our computers are loaded with details about our personal and business lives,

Published on: September 24th, 2010 Logan Kugler

Online ‘ad-stalking’ getting out of hand

Tired of getting tracked as you browse the Web, and being stalked by the same ad following you from site to site? Maybe it's time to heed the calls for a "Do-Not-Track" list,

Published on: August 31st, 2010 Preston Gralla