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Researchers reveal 3 devious ways online trackers shatter your privacy and follow your digital footsteps

The use of such tracking tools may be unknown to most users, according to a research paper

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Experts worry governments, 'commercial pressures' will undermine online freedom

What keeps Internet experts up at night? Pew Research Center's latest study gives us a glimpse.

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Google starts removing 'right to be forgotten' search results

European Google users may now see a warning when they search for a name

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Disconnect's new browser plugin translates complex privacy policies into simple icons

The Privacy Icons browser add-on translates websites' privacy policies into nine easy-to-grasp categories

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Facebook 'Find Friends Nearby' Brings Privacy Concerns

It might be nice to know if one of your Facebook friends is nearby, but you don't really want to broadcast your present location to every random stranger with a Facebook app.

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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales: 'Right to be forgotten' is censorship

Wales sits on a committee advising Google on dealing with an EU court's ruling that people have the right to be forgotten online.

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Reset the Net: How the web is fighting back on the anniversary of Snowden's revelations

One year to the day after Snowden's first NSA revelation broke, the web is aflutter in rebellion. Here's the details, and tools you can use to protect your privacy.

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Years-old Myspace photos land in your inbox because the Internet never forgets

The social network nobody remembers would like to remind you it still has your photos.

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Facebook proves it (finally) cares about privacy with new features

The network once defaulted to public posts for new users, but after years of complaints, Facebook is changing its tune.

Is Siri Spying On You?

IBM has banned the use of Siri by employees over privacy concerns, but the policies employed by Apple are not really any different than the rest of the Internet and tech world.