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.
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.
Google is considering ditching cookies for an alternative way of tracking our online comings and goings.
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.
New policy will prevent ad networks from tracking users' browser activity, a move one ad exec called a "nuclear first strike."
CMU's HERB seems to prefer the "precious creme" inside Oreo cookies. Now put that knife down.
One man's quest to get rid of the cream in his cookie led to invention of a hilariously overcomplicated Oreo separating machine.
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.
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.
US authorities demanded £14.4m from Google for using cookies to trick Safari into eavesdropping on your online comings and goings.