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How to opt out of Verizon's 'supercookie' tracking program

Here's what you can do to prevent the carrier from tracking your mobile activity.

By March 31, 2015


How to turn off app tracking on Twitter

Twitter wants to keep a list of the apps on your device so it can tailor the app based on your interests. Check out this guide to learn how to turn off this feature.

By December 23, 2014


Facebook will let you control which ads you see

Don't care for that car ad? Soon, Facebook will explain why it's there -- and give you the power to tune out those kinds of pitches.

By June 12, 2014


How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail

You can’t stop Google from scanning your inbox or serving you ads, but you can opt out of receiving personalized ads in Gmail. And you can eliminate one prominent ad banner altogether.

By April 18, 2014


How to opt out of some targeted Google ads

Targeted ads are nothing new, but the search engine giant is about to make them a lot more personal. Here's how to keep your search criteria and other information out of the ad mix.

By October 14, 2013


Free Firefox add-on graphs the trackers

Mozilla's Lightbeam creates a visual map of the tracking cookies deposited on your PC by the sites you visit.

By November 27, 2013


Ask.fm, the troubling secret playground of tweens and teens

Insanely popular with kids, the question-and-answer service thrives on anonymity, making it fun and dangerous.

By June 8, 2013


The Yahoo e-mail privacy flap that wasn't

Why is the Internet so outraged about Yahoo scanning e-mail to improve the relevance of advertisements? This privacy flap already happened... in 2011.

By June 3, 2013


Verizon draws fire for monitoring app usage, browsing habits

"We're able to view just everything that they do," Verizon Wireless exec has boasted. Privacy groups say initiative -- including linking databases showing whether customers own pets -- may violate wiretap law.

By October 16, 2012


How 'Do Not Track' is poised to kill online growth

A new "Do Not Track" policy could come out as soon as next year. So before it's too late, we need to step back and consider what's really at stake.

By September 20, 2012