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NebuAd suspends Web-monitoring plans

Secretive start-up reportedly puts on hold controversial plans to display ads based on the monitoring of Web activity.

By September 3, 2008


Embarq pressured by politicians over NebuAd

Three House members who have questioned the concept of Web monitoring to display relevant ads are questioning DSL provider Embarq. Their concern: Why not require customers to opt in?

By July 25, 2008


University clears Tor snooping researchers of misconduct

An internal review by University of Colorado officials has found that a controversial research project conducted by a team of computer scientists did not constitute research misconduct. University lawyers have also stated their belief that the team proba

By July 25, 2008


NebuAd grilled over hot coals in Congress on privacy

Start-up engaging in deep packet inspection to deliver relevant advertisements faces hostile questioning by politicians who demand an opt-in standard instead of NebuAd's current procedures.

By July 17, 2008


How safe is instant messaging? A security and privacy survey

News.com reviews the major instant messaging services and evaluates which do the best job of protecting their users' security and privacy.

By June 9, 2008


Web monitoring for ads? It may be illegal

NebuAd and other companies have been offering broadband providers a way to monitor customers and display relevant ads. But the legality of it is anything but settled.

By May 19, 2008


FBI's Net surveillance proposal raises privacy, legal concerns

Director Mueller's suggestion this week that "legislation has to be developed" for Internet monitoring and thwarting of illegal activities raises more questions than it answers.

By April 25, 2008


MySpace responds to states' request for sex offender data

Formal response from the social networking site claims that attorney generals' original request was illegal.

By May 15, 2007