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Google’s Omnipresent Tracking Much Harder to Leave than an ISP for Privacy

If you are online, you can’t escape Google’s myriad of ways it tracks you, but you can leave your ISP. A famous 2009 Google Blog post boasted that: “Google is not the Hotel California — you can check out any time you like and you CAN, in fact, leave!” Since Google chose that apt metaphor, and boasted about how easy Google makes it to “check out” your private data and “leave” to a competitor, lets test if you can ever “in fact leave” Google-Eye’s pervasively invasive online...

Internet Power Point

A couple power points in the internet ecosystem were on display this week. On Monday, a Gizmoda report charged that Facebook employees were biasing the "trending" bar by avoiding stories popular among conservatives, and even outright blocking conservative news outlets. Facebook responded in a statement that did not completely reject the report, "There are rigorous guidelines in place for the review team to ensure consistency and neutrality. These guidelines do not permit the...

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