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

The 8 algorithms that shape the Web

Google helps us think, Facebook finds us friends, and Pandora plays our own personalized soundtrack. It's hard to say whether the computer algorithms that these services use to anticipate our needs and wants

Published on: July 26th, 2011 Tom Spring

How to protect your online privacy without having a law degree

Your personal data is out there. Every thought you tap out on Twitter, every status update you post on Facebook, and even the last credit card purchase you made is accessible via the

Published on: April 1st, 2011 Robert Vamosi

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