Internet Privacy

Julia Angwin, Mike Tigas
An online advertising clearinghouse relied on by Google, Yahoo and Facebook is using controversial cookies that come back from the dead to track the web surfing of Verizon customers. The company, called Turn, is taking advantage of a hidden undeletable number that Verizon uses to monitor customers' habits on their smartphones and tablets. Turn...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) building in Cheltenham, Gloucestireshire. (Photo: UK Ministry of Defence/flickr/cc)
Just days into his new job as the head of Britain’s spy agency, intelligence...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Verizon is among the companies tracking its users' internet activity with undeletable "supercookies." (Photo: Robert Scoble/flickr/cc)
Service giants Verizon and AT&T have been quietly following more than 100...