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Ad group blasts cookie-privacy project from Mozilla, Stanford

The Interactive Advertising Bureau, a group that represents hundreds of Internet advertisers, has attacked Mozilla's involvement in a Stanford Law School privacy project to judge whether individual Web sites can be trusted to set behavior-tracking browser cookies.<p>The IAB doesn't like the Cookie …

Google, Yahoo and Bing warned by FTC over advert labelling

The Federal Trade Commission has written to search engines operating in the US warning them to "clearly and prominently" distinguish advertising from …

Facebook Says Your 'Shadow' Contact Info Isn't Available To Advertisers

Last week, headlines screamed that contact information for 6 million Facebook users had been breached. It turned out to be a decidely un-sexy privacy breach. Facebook has a tool for users to download all of their profile information. In addition to a ridiculous amount of blackmail material on you, …

Tim Berners-Lee warns against governments controlling the Web

The so-called father of the World Wide Web wants to protect his child from governments and corporations.<p>Tim Berners-Lee was in the U.K. on Tuesday and was one of several people to receive the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. At the event, the inventor of the Web was asked about the …

ReadWrite Analyzes Technology News on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / June 10, 2013<p>Shiny gadgets and clever apps are great, but at the end of the day, new technology is only as powerful as the things …

Court documents reveal secret rules allowing NSA to use US data without a warrant

NSA's information gathering practices have been further detailed in court papers revealed by <i>The Guardian</i>. While the agency has continued to reiterate that it doesn't collect its data indiscriminately, the leaked papers detail several loopholes that allow it to gather data from both American and …