Uber Is Getting A New Privacy Policy

Photo: Getty Uber has rightfully taken heat for its past privacy overreaches: tracking riders after they get dropped off, tracking Lyft drivers, tracking and circumventing law enforcement, tracking critical journalists. Lots of tracking in situations where people expected not to be tracked! All that unanticipated tracking made a bunch of people mad at Uber, and […]


Apple rejects ad industry effort to stop Safari privacy feature

Safari is getting an “intelligent tracking prevention” feature.  Stephen Shankland/CNET Apple has unequivocally rejected an ad industry request to “rethink” a privacy-protecting browser feature set to arrive this month in the newest version of its Safari web browser. Six ad industry groups said Thursday that a Safari 11 feature called intelligent tracking prevention breaks existing […]


Ad industry attacks Safari effort to protect online privacy

Apple software Senior Vice President Craig Federighi announces Safari’s intelligent tracking prevention in June 2017 at an Apple conference. Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET When Safari 11 arrives on iPhones and Macs later this month, Apple‘s browser will come with a feature called Intelligent Tracking Prevention that makes it harder for advertisers and publishers to track what you […]


ISPs claim a privacy law would weaken online security and increase pop-ups

Getty Images | Thomas Jackson The country’s biggest Internet service providers and advertising industry lobby groups are fighting to stop a proposed California law that would protect the privacy of broadband customers. AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Frontier, Sprint, Verizon, and some broadband lobby groups urged California state senators to vote against the proposed law in a […]