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How the Obamacare website healthcare.gov leaks private data

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HealthCare.gov, the US insurance exchange website that is a central component of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act), is sending personal information on users to third parties including Facebook, Google, and web analytics companies.

US rule broadens to protect children's online privacy, leaves developers with questions

US rule broadens to protect children's online privacy, leaves developers with questions

The updated rule is confusing developers who can't tell when a mobile gadget passes from parent to offspring. Let's hope they get it all ironed out soon. Increased control for parents sounds like a good way to head off both advertising targeted at children and the willy-nilly dispersal of geolocation data.

Facebook to target ads based on what mobile apps we use

Facebook to target ads based on what mobile apps we use

Do you use your Facebook account to log onto places like LinkedIn and Yelp from your phone?

If so, get ready to start seeing ads in your mobile device's Facebook News Feed that will be targeted based on your mobile app usage.

Research finds that privacy tools don’t work

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Users can neither understand nor configure tools which claim to improve their privacy, according to new research from Carnegie Mellon. Is there any way we can achieve online privacy?