Targeted online advertising offers little value to publishers

The adtech landscape is too opaque and complex — and this new study shows that something needs to be done.

Amazon implements new “delete everything I said today” command for Alexa

With privacy concerns mounting, Amazon is trying to assuage its customers.

The rise of ‘privacy fatigue’: 1 in 3 people don’t know how to protect their online privacy

People who don’t know how to protect their privacy experience underlying stress when they’re online.

As neuroscience advances, new human right laws are required to ensure our minds remain our own

Matter over mind.

Yesterday, US officials said you had no right to online privacy — we don’t agree so here’s Internet Noise to help you out

The pen is mightier than the sword — the keyboard will be mightier than the mallet.

Have you tried Facebook’s ‘Most Used Words’ app? If yes, say goodbye to your privacy

The ‘Most Used Words’ app has picked up steam more and more on our Facebook feeds, but as it’s often the case, this rings some major privacy alerts. So far, more than 17 million people have used the app to find out what they say most – but the recent uproar has begun when people realize that not only is

Windows 10 tends to eavesdrop quite a bit, but here’s how you can put a lid on that

Microsoft’s recently unveiled OS, Windows 10, is the company’s make-or-break reinstatement of what is the most used OS franchise in the world. Reviews of it are pretty good up till now, with Techradar saying “Feature-wise, Windows 10 is the new Windows 7. It’s robust, pleasant to use and free,” and PcAdvisor naming it “[…] the best Windows OS yet. Windows 10 is free for most people and offers plenty of new features and apps.”

There is a hook, though.

Screening job candidates on facebook backfires for employees

Who would have thought snooping into people’s private lives pisses them off? A new study by North Carolina State University researchers found that  job candidates who found out their social media profiles were being peered through by employers  were less likely to view the hiring process as fair. In consequence, these people are less likely to accept a position when being

5 steps online businesses need to make to ensure personal data protection

Only ten years ago, when the Internet was still fairly young and just recuperating from a horrid dot-com bubble, websites and their owners, subsequently, could only know so little about their users/customers. Things like where a visitor comes from (IP address of request) and how many visitors access the website represent the most basic information a webmaster can have about