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Facebook Partners With Shadowy ‘Data Brokers’ To Farm Your Information

“It’s not a bug, it’s a feature” Soft Cloud Tech – Last month, researchers with the Belgian Privacy Commission conducted a comprehensive analysis of Facebook’s new Data Use Policy and Terms of Service and concluded that the company is in violation of European law: it has authorized itself to continuously collect users’ location information, sell users’ photos for advertising purposes, and track both …

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How Does Verizon’s “Supercookie” Work?

Soft Cloud Tech – Last year, it was discovered that Verizon and AT&T had been quietly altering their customers’ web traffic to include a permanent, undeletable ‘supercookie’ allowing advertisers to assemble detailed profiles of users’ browsing habits. Amid immense public pressure, AT&T dropped the program altogether—and this month, Verizon finally released a mechanism for ‘opting out.’ But what …

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