Tag: tracking

  • Working in Agile Mode

    “We are not working in this a ‘Agile‘-mode that you’re working in.” she said. She actually tried to disparage the lack of structure in the other team she has been assigned to work with. The team this lady belongs to consider themselves a marketing team. In a high-tech company. Marketing, but still: for technology. After…

  • Schneier on Corona Tracing

    Bruce Schneier, well known cryptologist and security researcher, has a few thoughts on corona tracing apps on his blog. Spoiler: he doesn’t like the idea. His article is revolving around efficiency much more than privacy, concluding that such apps won’t work in the first place.

  • Privacy in the Platform Economy

    Privacy in the Platform Economy: In the tracking business, access to the customers desktop was in firm hands of Google and Facebook. Until recently! SnakeOil promises people security to get them install software that’s capable of eavesdropping ssl and all other access to a computers interaction. Quite obvious to see this is a good source…

  • Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy

    Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy is part one of One nation, tracked, an New York Times investigation series.

  • Edge vs. Chrome: A new Browser War

    The new Edge browser, built on the same open source code as Google Chrome, contains a new Tracking Prevention feature that blocks third-party trackers and, at the Strict setting, many ads. My tests show that one in four items blocked are from Google. Source: Edge vs. Chrome: Microsoft’s Tracking Prevention hits Google the hardest

  • Behavioral advertising efficiency

    Researchers from U Minnesota, UC Irvine and CMU took a look into “behavioural based advertisement”, a segment that requires heavy tracking of users across websites through cookies. A report of their findings is here: Online Tracking and Publishers’ Revenues: An Empirical Analysis. Money quote: They found that despite the 40% “ad-tech” premium charged by behavioral…

  • Leap Motion acquired by Ultrahaptics

    The 2010 founded AR and VR company, that was leading in hand tracking devices for VR usage had a few moments that made the tech-headlines. According to many sources, Apple tried to acquire the company twice, with the second attempt as recently as 2018. Past week, the company sold for $30 million. Today, we’re announcing…

  • Fixing issues in Software

    So machen Profis das. Applied the patch, closing ticket. pic.twitter.com/bB1vBN87pU — The Javvad Malik A.I. (@J4vv4D) July 20, 2018

  • Inaudible sounds to track you for ads.

    Following the recent debate about ad-technology and how annoying it is and advertisers insight, you may have though it could only get better from there. Turns out, it can be worse if these claims about tracking through inaudible sounds from ads hold true. Privacy advocates warn feds about surreptitious cross-device tracking. Quelle: Ars Technica Even…

  • eMail. Still.

    Year 2015. Still eMail is the predominant means of communication. Everybody hates it, most companies make an effort to ban it. Atos wanted to go email free, Telekom shuts off their servers, Daimler even deletes email for people on vacation. Even I receive emails, saying “I need this, but I cannot answer”, quoting the “email…