• Lilbits: Privacy wars, app stores, and advances in color E Ink

    1 month ago - By Liliputing

    Much of the web, including this website, is primarily funded via advertising. And in recent years advertisers have chosen largely to focus on targeted advertising, which tracks user behavior as folks move from website to website to choose ads that are most likely to appeal to specific individuals. Plenty of folks don't like being tracked to...
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  • Google says it's no longer interested in tracking users

    Google says it's no longer interested in tracking users

    1 month ago - By TechRadar

    Google claims preserving user privacy is now a top priority.
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  • Google is actually trying to make the web more private

    Google is actually trying to make the web more private

    1 month ago - By Android Central

    New technology will attempt to merge anonymity and user interests to make our web browsing more private.
    Every time we browse the internet on even the best Android phone or any other device, we're being tracked by advertising companies, including the biggest of them all: Google. The good news is that Google plans to stop selling interest-based ads that rely on individual user-tracking across the web as part of its Privacy Sandbox program, and it and plans to begin testing as early as Q2 of 2021.
    As the biggest digital-advertiser, Google has the responsibility to make the industry...
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  • Google Chrome will replace third-party cookies with tracking that's less intrusive

    Google Chrome will replace third-party cookies with tracking that's less intrusive

    1 month ago - By PC World

    Google has pledged to crack down on third-party cookies in its Chrome browser for over a year now , taking progressive steps to weed out the code that collects data about you and shares it with the site you're visiting. Cookies can be helpful in storing your user name and password, or saving your shopping cart; but they can also be used to serve up ads as you browse, making it feel creepily like someone knows what you're looking for now-or what you looked for last week. On Wednesday the company made a further commitment to privacy by saying it won't replace cookies with alternative methods...
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  • Google Will Stop Tracking Individual Users By Using Privacy Sandbox

    Google Will Stop Tracking Individual Users By Using Privacy Sandbox

    1 month ago - By Android Headlines

    According to The Verge , Google will stop tracking users after replacing third-party cookies. Google is putting the safety and privacy of its users first over their lucrative marketing business. Google is phasing out their usage of third-party tracking cookies. Thankfully Google has promised to not replace these cookies with an equivalent option.
    In a post by Google, the search giant explicitly states that it “will not build alternate identifiers to track individuals as they browse across the web.”.
    Google says that it will use “privacy-preserving APIs” that will prevent individual...
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