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NSA said to use Google cookies to track surveillance targets

Same bits of code used by advertisers to track consumer behavior is used to help locate targets for government hacking and surveillance, the Washington Post reports.

By Dec. 10, 2013


Firefox readies tougher stance on cookies

A future release of the browser blocks third-party cookies by default on desktops, ignoring advertiser complaints, while both desktops and Android Firefox get several under-the-hood improvements.

By Apr. 10, 2013


Google could ditch cookies and give us more control too

Google is considering ditching cookies for an alternative way of tracking our online comings and goings.

By Sep. 19, 2013


Google's AdID to take a bite out of third-party cookies

Much the way Apple took the reins of advertising on iOS with iAd, Google has a plan to replace third-party advertiser-tracking cookies with a proprietary identifier called AdID.

By Sep. 17, 2013


Firefox patch to block third-party advertising cookies

New policy will prevent ad networks from tracking users' browser activity, a move one ad exec called a "nuclear first strike."

By Feb. 24, 2013


Knife-wielding robot HERB separates Oreo cookies

CMU's HERB seems to prefer the "precious creme" inside Oreo cookies. Now put that knife down.

By Mar. 12, 2013


Physics and Oreos go together like cookies and cream

One man's quest to get rid of the cream in his cookie led to invention of a hilariously overcomplicated Oreo separating machine.

By Feb. 27, 2013


Campaigns chew on cookies to see if you watch porn

Both the Romney and Obama campaigns are reportedly going to be calling you, armed with a huge knowledge of what you do and where you go online.

By Oct. 14, 2012


Mobile Safari's default cookies settings changing randomly

As nonscandalous as something like "cookies" can sound, it appears that Google's privacy settings circumvention practices could be linked to a bug in Mobile Safari on some iPhones.

By Feb. 21, 2012


Google hit by record fine over tricksy tracking cookies

US authorities demanded £14.4m from Google for using cookies to trick Safari into eavesdropping on your online comings and goings.

By Aug. 10, 2012