An interesting article: Advertisers on the Internet know who you are; they know where you are with your mobile phone; and they can track your interests and send you advertising despite efforts on your part to avoid their attention. The good news is you can easily find out if this tracking is taking place.
You probably have a tracking device in your pocket. You are helping government spies, hackers, burglars, and cell phone companies track your every move. Every time you place your cell phone in your pocket or purse, you are on the radar and your movements, position, orientation, and conversations are all open to someone. In fact, that happens whether you place a call or not. The “smart phones,” such as an […]
Verizon users might want to start looking for another provider. In an effort to better serve advertisers, Verizon Wireless has been silently modifying its users’ web traffic on its network to inject a cookie-like tracker. This tracker, included in an HTTP header called X-UIDH, is sent to every unencrypted website a Verizon customer visits from a mobile device. It allows third-party advertisers and websites to assemble a deep, permanent profile […]
Do you have an iPhone that can be unlocked with your fingerprint? Don’t put anything on that phone should remain private! A Virginia Circuit Court judge ruled on Thursday that a person does not need to provide a passcode to unlock their phone for the police. The court also ruled that demanding a suspect to provide a fingerprint to unlock a phone would be constitutional.