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Attack of the Zombie Profiles

On January 26, 2011 By

Sometimes, the information I learn online raises more questions than it answers. For instance, did you know that my mother is the same age as my sister? Or that my parents’ home is worth  $331,000 more if my father is considered the owner than if my mother is considered the owner (does my father own […]

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Opt Out Before You Dial

On April 1, 2009 By

Last November, in “Your Google Search May Mean More Than You Think,” readers were advised that their Google search terms could be tracked by ISPs to gather highly personal information. Well, now you have to watch what numbers you dial on your telephone as well.

Verizon has been sending out a […]

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Online Behavioral Advertising: Privacy Issue for ISPs?

On September 22, 2008 By

Does anyone actually enjoy those pesky pop-up ads that swarm across the Internet? What if companies could specifically target individual consumers based on their tastes and preferences? That way, every pop-up advertisement would be tailored to an individual’s interest. This proposition begs the question, “How would companies manage to do such a thing?”


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