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Google Chrome

This site tells you if Google’s new ad tech is ‘spying’ on you

April 11th, 2021

Google vowed a few weeks ago to stop allowing advertisers to track users online with third-party cookies, a move intended to improve user privacy. But Google also said at the time that it would introduce FLoC (or Federated Learning of Cohorts), a new technology in Chrome that will let it improve the anonymity of users …

Bitcoin Digital Wallet

The US government wants to ruin Bitcoin over Christmas

December 23rd, 2020

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network proposed new Bitcoin and cryptocurrency regulations on Friday, December 18th, at 4:20, just as Bitcoin’s price was heading to a record high. The US government is looking to have private digital wallet holders identify themselves to exchanges when making transactions with Bitcoin and other digital assets. Comments on the proposed …

Facebook vs. Apple

EFF blasts Facebook’s ‘laughable’ campaign against Apple

December 21st, 2020

The Electronic Frontier Foundation explains that Facebook’s “laughable campaign against Apple” is against users and small businesses. The social network targeted Apple via print ads in major newspapers, claiming that Apple’s latest moves threaten small businesses and the internet. Apple released a new privacy feature in iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS 14 that forces …

EFF T-Mobile Throttling Video YouTube

EFF proves T-Mobile is throttling YouTube

January 5th, 2016

T-Mobile’s Binge On product might be a great way to conserve mobile data while still watching plenty of videos over a cellular connection, but many criticize the program and suggest that it breaks net neutrality rules. Binge On covers only certain content providers that inked deals with T-Mobile, at least in theory. However, the carrier has …

Computer Internet Use Work

Court says you can use your work computer however you like

December 4th, 2015

Your employer might tell you that you shouldn’t be playing Candy Crush Saga on your work computer while you’re supposed to be productive, or that you can’t use various sites and services while at work, but a U.S. Court just ruled that breaking your employer’s computer policy isn’t a crime. Sure, it might get you …