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Google joins the privacy fray, offers up extension that blacklists tracking cookies

Hot on the heels of Mozilla's proposed Do Not Track solution, Google has launched Keep My Opt-Outs, an extension that blocks tracking cookies from targeted advertising providers. The extension, which is simply a free download from the Chrome Web Store, takes an utterly brute-force approach to the problem. It has a blacklist of known targeted advertisers, and it simply blocks any cookies...

Facebook pre-approves other websites to access your personal info

If you care who uses your Facebook data, you should get ready to change your privacy settings, yet again. Facebook Connect, which delivers your personal data to other sites that you choose, is about to start delivering it to sites that Facebook has pre-approved, too. That basically makes Facebook Connect an opt-out instead of an opt-in feature, and compromising your privacy will be the default...

How to opt out of Google and protect your privacy: Move to remote village

Google may be the top search engine in the world, and it may collect a lot of data about you if you use its email, chat, photo, or video services. Heck, even if you've avoided every Google product, Google probably still knows a few things about you if you've ever done anything that might have possibly left a trail on the web. But America's finest news source, The Onion, lets us know that Google...

PrivacyChoice opts you out of third-party cookies

After surfing the web day in and day out, you've probably piled up a lot of advertising cookies. A lot of major ad providers, like Google, for example, save cookies and track browsing activity to provide better ad targeting. Unless you know that you can opt out of this stuff, you don't have much of a choice about this stuff. Privacychoice has collected the opt-out features of a lot of major...

Consumer advocates want Do Not Track anti-cookie registry

You know the federal Do Not Call registry that lets US telephone customers sign up for a list to avoid telemarketers? Two consumer advocacy groups are asking the Federal Trade Commission to basically create the same kind of registry -- for the internet. Now, let's pretend that a US agency could regulate the way that internet companies track your data for advertising and other purposes. How...