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GDPR cuts tracking cookies in Europe | ZDNet
“This does not prove that GDPR caused the decline, but it may have prompted websites to look at the cookies they were using, and for which they now had to obtain consent…

However, American technology companies generally evaded the cull. Most sites retained cookies from Google (96 percent), Facebook (70 percent), and Amazon (57 percent).”
gdpr  trackers  tracking  cookies  europe  us  privacy  consent  indie  radar 
august 2018 by laurakalbag
No tracking, no revenue: Apple's privacy feature costs ad companies millions | Technology | The Guardian
Ad tracking technology has become so pervasive that it is possible for ad tracking companies to recreate the majority of a person’s web browsing history. This information is collected without permission and is used for ad re-targeting, which is how ads follow people around the internet.
ads  advertising  itp  apple  privacy  cookies  tracking  surveillancecapitalism  safari  chrome  indie  radar 
january 2018 by laurakalbag
Study: Facebook Tracks Users in ‘Violation’ of EU Law
“A study commissioned by the Belgian Privacy Commission (BPC) has found that Facebook is tracking all users of its social networking site, even if they’ve opted out of tracking.’
facebook  cookies  tracking  corporatesurveillance  eu  law  indie  indieroundup  4april15 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Why the cookies law wasn't fully baked – and how to avoid being tracked online
“A study lead by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) showed that 94% of UK websites feature a banner or some other cookie warning – well above the European average of 74%. However, it also found that British sites place an average of 44 cookies on your first visit, well above the average of 34 across the European countries surveyed.” By Nicole Kobie on The Guardian
cookies  privacy  tracking  corporatesurveillance  indie  indieroundup  20mar15 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Operation Socialist: The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco
“It was in the summer of 2012 that the anomalies were initially detected by employees at Belgium’s largest telecommunications provider, Belgacom. But it wasn’t until a year later, in June 2013, that the company’s security experts were able to figure out what was going on. The computer systems of Belgacom had been infected with a highly sophisticated malware, and it was disguising itself as legitimate Microsoft software while quietly stealing data.”
gchq  indie  indieroundup  notincluded  hacking  spying  surveillance  telco  cookies  corporatesurveillance 
february 2015 by laurakalbag

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