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third-party cookies

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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 September 17, 2013

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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 February 24, 2013

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Microsoft reportedly wants to replace the cookie

The company is working a tracking technology that would extend to mobile devices and the Xbox, says AdAge. But will the cookie crumble away without a fight?

By October 10, 2013

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Disable third-party cookies in IE, Firefox, and Google Chrome

They aren't the only way advertisers and other companies track us, but third-party cookies are the most prevalent Web-tracking technology. Their benefit to users is questionable.

By March 14, 2011

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Ad group blasts cookie-privacy project from Mozilla, Stanford

Interactive Advertising Bureau CEO Randall Rothenberg calls the effort to determine which cookies should be blocked or allowed a "Kangaroo Cookie Court" that will hurt small Internet publishers.

By June 26, 2013

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Three free privacy add-ons for Firefox and Chrome

AVG PrivacyFix, Bitdefender TrafficLight, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Privacy Badger identify and block ad networks and other entities that track your Web activities.

By May 20, 2014

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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 April 10, 2013

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Ad group: New Firefox cookie plan will boost spam

The Interactive Advertising Bureau blasted plans for Firefox to block third-party cookies by default, a move designed to better reflect user privacy concerns.

By March 12, 2013

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Google Chrome's shutdown glitch defies an easy fix

There are as many causes as there are potential solutions for the browser's failure to relaunch. It's simpler to click the error message's Restore option than to troubleshoot the glitch.

By February 18, 2014

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NSA using 'leaky apps' like Angry Birds, Google Maps to siphon user data

According to the latest documents from Edward Snowden, the NSA and its British counterpart see smartphones and the data being pulled from popular apps as a "golden nugget" of spy resources.

By January 27, 2014