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Do Not Track standards group shoots down advertiser proposal

A W3C working group will proceed with its existing draft standard for governing how browsers tell advertisers that people don't want their online behavior tracked.

By July 16, 2013


Survey: People can't live without high-speed Internet

Broadband Internet topped the list of the technologies that most people say they can't live without, according to a survey from Zogby Interactive.

By December 22, 2010


Study: 'Kids are Alright' when it comes to privacy

A survey commissioned by Truste on the privacy habits of teens and their parents on social networks has mostly good news when it comes to teens are privacy.

By October 18, 2010


Survey: Social networks not protecting kids' privacy

Three out of four parents surveyed by Common Sense Media feel social networks don't do enough to safeguard their children--who, they say, are probably sharing too much information online.

By October 8, 2010


Poll: 72 percent of adults back violent-game law

Most adults support the concept behind a California law before the U.S. Supreme Court that bans minors from buying violent or sexually explicit titles, according to a survey.

By September 15, 2010


Census time heightens privacy concerns

As the 2010 census gets under way, critics spurred by a distrust of government data collection can also draw on issues raised about methods and policies in the digital era.

By March 22, 2010


Five tips for safe Web shopping

When making online purchases, it pays to know who you're dealing with, what you're getting, and when you're getting it, but beware of unwanted offers and unexpected charges.

By November 25, 2009


Infochimps looks to build business based on marketplace for datasets

The early-stage startup has already signed up a couple of interesting clients, and now hopes to find a critical mass of available data to sell.

By September 22, 2009


President Obama? Web sites bet it's a done deal

Online betting sites, also called prediction markets, were eerily accurate in guessing that George W. Bush would win the presidency in 2004. Can they do it again?

By November 4, 2008


Tech firms at Democratic convention push for free trade

The Consumer Electronics Association, which represents Apple, Microsoft, and others, is pressing hard for legislators to embrace free trade.

By August 27, 2008