Smart cities, difficult choices: privacy and security on the grid

We take a look at Google’s Sidewalk Labs woes with a planned smart city build in Toronto, and explore some of the general concerns about making our living spaces 24/7 Internet wonderlands.

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Hyperlink auditing: where has my option to disable it gone?

Hyperlink auditing is not a new way to track website users, but it could become more popular, as many browsers are taking away user options to disable it.

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What does ‘consent to tracking’ really mean?

Do you know what companies can do after you click “ok” and consent to tracking? When you check that box, are you sure you know which data can be tracked and where? We look at social media platforms and explain their user agreements and data tracking habits.

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IoT domestic abuse: What can we do to stop it?

A disturbing new use of technology against loved ones has come to light: Internet of Things (IoT) domestic abuse cases are being reported, and security experts are wondering how best to tackle this new problem. What is it? And more importantly, what can we do to fight it?

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Exploring the virtual worlds of advergaming

With a spot of tracking-related controversy ruffling feathers in gaming circles, now is a good time to become familiar with some of the advertising methods used for, and in, video games. Ladies and gents, welcome to advergaming.

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