Joshua Greenwell

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Amazon, Google and Microsoft escape Adblock Plus, for a price

It's long been rumored that Google, among other companies, has been paying Adblock Plus in order to get through its filters. Now, <i>Financial Times</i> says that it's not only Google that's been paying the ad-blocking service to be part of its whitelisted websites, but also Microsoft, Amazon and ad …

Digital Advertising

'Anonymous' Credit Card Data Can Still Give You Away

A security researcher has shown it's possible to identify the owner of a credit card from among millions of "anonymized" charges by knowing just a handful of that person's purchases. MIT's Yves-Alexadre de Montjoye explains in a new study that databases of credit card records, even stripped of …

Identity Theft

Android Breaks 1B Mark For 2014, 81% Of All 1.3B Smartphones Shipped

With the quarterly numbers now in from smartphone leaders Samsung and Apple, the analysts at Strategy Analytics have published their latest figures on how the overall market performed for the last quarter of the year and 2014 overall. In short, it has been a milestone year. Globally we have now …