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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Google accused of bypassing Safari to track web surfers

Google has been forced to defend accusations of tracking people using Safari by sneaking around the browser's privacy settings.

By February 17, 2012

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FTC official: Do not count on Do Not Track just yet

FTC commissioner Julie Brill said Do Not Track mechanisms are still a "work in progress."

By October 20, 2011