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How to Block the Ultrasonic Signals You Didn't Know Were Tracking You

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 10:39

Dystopian corporte surveillance threats today come at us from all directions. Companies offer "always-on" devices that listen for our voice commands, and marketers follow us around the web to create personalized user profiles so they can (maybe) show us ads we'll actually click.

Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 17:25

The so-called Internet of Things, its proponents argue, offers many benefits: energy efficiency, technology so convenient it can anticipate what you want, even reduced congestion on the roads.

Getting Past The Ad Blockers

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 15:44

Online consumers use software to block ads; online advertisers can pay to be whitelisted by some ad-blocking software.