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Why Orbitz' sneaky web tracking is your problem, too

Orbitz, the online travel site whose business model is built on the word "cheap," says it treats you differently depending on whether you're a Mac or a PC. That's just the start of a privacy problem most people never think about.

June 26, 2012

Good Microsoft versus Bad Microsoft on privacy

More than two years ago, two rival divisions within Microsoft slugged it out over an innovative feature in IE8. The IE development team, representing Good Microsoft, had written an awesome privacy protection platform. The online advertising division, representing Bad Microsoft, objected. Guess who won?

August 2, 2010

Speed kills and the race is on to cook up the most stable and fastest browser around. That situation means innovation abounds. Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox are No. 1 and No. 2 in market share, but Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome are also pushing the field. Toss in smaller players like Opera, which does better on mobile platforms than the PC, and these are interesting times.

April 15, 2010

MobileTechRoundup show #182, Moto CLIQ, ZuneHD, iPod nano, HP Envy

We missed recording last week due to the Mobilize 2009 event so MobileTechRoundup show #182 is a bit longer than normal as James, Kevin, and I chatted about mobile tech products. James and Kevin had a chance to play with the upcoming T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ Google Android device that will be tough for me to resist. I talked about my new Zune HD and iPod nano and then I learned about Opera 10's Turbo Mode on a PC. Opera Mini 5 beta is out for Java-enabled phones and adds some great new features, all for FREE. James also had a chance to swing by the HP offices and play with the new Envy notebooks that have features you may envy, but at a price you may not.

September 17, 2009 by

Opera 'reinvents the Web'; Will anyone notice?

Opera on Tuesday unveiled technology it calls Opera Unite, which turns your plain old PC into a Web content server. Overall, the effort is quite innovative but with Opera's browser market share it's possible that no one will notice.

June 15, 2009

EPIC ready to sue Facebook over terms

EPIC, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, is about to sue Facebook over its bizarrely expansive license agreement, PC World reports"We think that Facebook should go back to its original terms of service," says EPIC Executive Director Marc Rotenberg.Facebook subtly but powerfully changed its terms of service a few weeks back but they were only recently noted by The Consumerist's Chris Walters.

February 17, 2009 by

Major Web browsers fail password protection tests

That nifty password management feature in your favorite Web browser could be helping identity thieves pilfer your personal data.That's the biggest takeaway from the results of this test which shows that all the major Web browsers -- including IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome -- are vulnerable to a total of 20 vulnerabilities that could expose password-related information.

December 15, 2008 by

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