Behavioral Advertising and Your Privacy: Facebook and Google Push Forward

Behavioral Advertising and Your Privacy: Facebook and Google Push Forward Long before the days when snake oil salespeople would deftly select their marks from a crowd of curious onlookers, sellers have been using market segmentation to determine which customers, or more generally which types of customers, are more likely to succumb to a particular set… Read More

Killing SOPA and PIPA

Killing SOPA and PIPA: Did “the people” (or you?) really make a difference? A mere few weeks ago (mid-January 2012), we were told by the press that the online world witnessed the formidable power of internet protesting as two new anti-piracy bills were shut down before they were able to have serious debate by the United States… Read More

Put on Your Sunglasses! Facial Recognition Is Going Social

Put on Your Sunglasses! Facial Recognition Is Going Social Your offline life just facilitated your online privacy invasion. You’re at the grocery store on a crowded day and you accidentally bump your cart into another patron.  You apologize profusely and sincerely, but the other person merely glares at you and then snaps your picture with… Read More