Maryland is among 37 states and the District of Columbia that will share in a $17 million settlement with Google Inc. over the Internet services provider’s practices in coding cookies on certain Safari web browsers during 2011 and 2012.
NEW YORK — Facebook is updating its data use policy in an attempt to give people more clarity on how the company uses information they share. As part of the changes, Facebook is also signaling that it may start showing people ads on sites other than Facebook, targeting the pitches to interests and hobbies that [...]
BY: Steve Lash
Two renowned Baltimore plaintiffs’ attorneys have filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook Inc., claiming that the world’s most popular social networking website has violated federal and California laws designed to protect the privacy of consumers. William H. “Billy” Murphy Jr. and Peter G. Angelos allege Facebook has surreptitiously used online tracking technology, or “cookies,” to [...]
The agency that brought us the “Do Not Call” list to prevent telemarketers from interrupting our dinners has now proposed a “Do Not Track” system to prevent Internet sites from sharing purchasing information about their online visitors with advertisers. The Federal Trade Commission’s proposal comes amid concern from consumer groups that the dissemination of such [...]
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