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If you aren’t paying for the product, you are the product

"If you aren't paying for the product, you are the product." It's unclear where that quote first originated but in the internet world, no truer words have been spoken. And that brings us to Facebook, where the users are the product. That's right, Facebook is a service, but the users are the product. More specifically, […]

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Zombie Cookies From Hell

You're pertty savvy when it comes to internet privacy, right? You have cookies turned off by default, and you run NoScript, AdAware, and FlashBlock. You think you're taking reasonable measures to protect your privacy, but you might as well not bother. Zombie cookies are here, and they're nearly impossible to get rid of. It's every […]

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Another reason I’ll never buy an iPad or iPhone

As if I needed one, here's another reason I'll never buy an iPad or iPhone. The new updated iTunes terms of service give Apple the absolute right and power to collect and share your  "precise, real-time location". Like, there's no way this could ever be abused, right? Not by stalkers or marketers or the government, […]

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Biometric IDs: A Really, Really Bad Idea

A lot of security "experts" like to push the idea of "biometric security", that is, using some part of your biological identity (a fingerprint, a retinal pattern, etc) to use as an access code instead of crusty old things like passwords. This sounds great, I mean, only you have your fingerprints, right? And who could […]

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