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New Girl Scout Cookies Are Coming to Surely Wreck Your Resolutions

New Girl Scout Cookies Are Coming to Surely Wreck Your Resolutions

By Josh Wolford January 6, 2015

Oh, it’s not like you were really going to stop eating sweets forever. Here in time to bust your diets, the Girl Scouts organization has just announced that this year’s cookie season will include three new varieties – two of …

Google Pays $17 Million To States Over ‘Safari-Gate’ Google Pays $17 Million To States Over ‘Safari-Gate’
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Last year, Google was handed the largest fine for a single company in FTC history when it was penalized to the tune of $22.5 million in relation to the tracking of Safari users. Critics felt the fine didn’t go far …

Kroger Cookie Dough Recalled Due to Mispackage Kroger Cookie Dough Recalled Due to Mispackage

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that ConAgra Foods is recalling some Kroger-branded “Break ‘N Bake” chocolate chip cookie dough packages. Unlike other, more serious recalls of foods over possible contamination, the Kroger cookie dough recall …

Pinterest Now Tracks You Automatically, Lets You Opt Out Pinterest Now Tracks You Automatically, Lets You Opt Out
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In an effort to make you “feel like Pinterest is really yours,” the social network is beginning to implement a new personalization feature that tracks your movements across the web and recommends certain pins based on the websites you visit. …

Advertisers’ Proposal Gets Rejected In Latest Do Not Track Negotiations Advertisers’ Proposal Gets Rejected In Latest Do Not Track Negotiations
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Earlier this year, the Do Not Track debate ran into a snag as the advertising groups and privacy proponents couldn’t even agree to disagree on a Do Not Track standard. This led to fears that the talks may just fall …

Twitter Starts ‘Experimenting’ with Cookie & Email-Based Ad Targeting Twitter Starts ‘Experimenting’ with Cookie & Email-Based Ad Targeting
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Twitter is beginning to “experiment” with what they call “tailored ads,” which should look familiar to you and me as email-based and cookie-based retargeting. Before we get into what Twitter’s actually doing here, let’s get two important things out of …

Advertisers Still Hate Mozilla’s Tracking Policy Advertisers Still Hate Mozilla’s Tracking Policy
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For a while there, it looked like the online advertising industry was going to catch a breather as Mozilla worked on a new cookie policy. Its vacation was cut short, however, as Mozilla recently announced its partnership with Stanford on …

Mozilla Might Have Just Solved Its Cookie Problem Mozilla Might Have Just Solved Its Cookie Problem
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Mozilla enraged advertisers earlier this year when it said it would block all third-party cookies in its popular Firefox browser. Those same advertisers breathed a collective sigh of relief when Mozilla put those plans on hold to fix a problem …

Watermelon Oreos to be Offered For a Limited Time Watermelon Oreos to be Offered For a Limited Time

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A new flavor of Oreo cookies is coming for summer, and it might not be what you expect. The cookie brand is now selling a limited edition run of Watermelon-flavored Oreos. The cookies have Golden Oreo cookies on the outside …

Mozilla Has Decided Not To Block Cookies In Firefox Just Yet Mozilla Has Decided Not To Block Cookies In Firefox Just Yet

Online advertisers have been nervous the past few weeks as Mozilla moved forward with its plans to block third-party cookies by default in its Firefox browser. Some advertiser groups have even claimed that Mozilla’s policy will “undermine American small businesses.” …

Mozilla’s Cookie Policy Writer Slams Advertisers, Says They Refuse To Negotiate Mozilla’s Cookie Policy Writer Slams Advertisers, Says They Refuse To Negotiate
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It was revealed in March that Mozilla would start to disable third-party cookies by default in its Firefox browser. The non-profit says it’s only doing it to protect consumer privacy, but advertisers have hit back hard saying the policy will …

Facebook Brings Real-Time, Cookie-Based FBX Ads to Your News Feed Facebook Brings Real-Time, Cookie-Based FBX Ads to Your News Feed

Facebook is bringing its relatively new Exchange ads to your desktop news feed in an alpha test that will expand the scope of the re-targeted ads that Facebook launched out of beta last September. Facebook Exchange, or FBX, lets advertisers …

Mozilla Under Attack By Ad Industry For Planning To Block Cookies By Default In Firefox Mozilla Under Attack By Ad Industry For Planning To Block Cookies By Default In Firefox
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Over the past few years, Mozilla has emerged as a company dedicated to the privacy of its users. It’s going to take that to the next level with Firefox 22 as the browser will start blocking cookies by default. The …

HTML 5 Tracking Spreading, Says Berkeley Web Privacy Census HTML 5 Tracking Spreading, Says Berkeley Web Privacy Census

The University of California at Berkeley Law School today released its quarterly census of web trackers, and the results point to a rise in sites’ use of local HTML5 storage. The report, titled The Web Privacy Census, was authored by …

Facebook Exchange Will Bring Targeted, Real-Time Ads For That Car You Almost Bought Facebook Exchange Will Bring Targeted, Real-Time Ads For That Car You Almost Bought

Facebook is about to launch a new advertising program called Facebook Exchange, which could not only be a massively profitable venture for the company, but according to them, could improve the relevancy of the ads that you and I see …

European Union Caught With Its Hand In The Cookie Jar European Union Caught With Its Hand In The Cookie Jar
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Don’t you just hate cookies? Not the delicious sweets, but the kind that follow you around on the Web tracking your behavior. It seems that the European Union hates them too hence why the “Cookie Law” went into effect this …

Google May Face $10 Million Fine Over Safari Cookie Hack Google May Face $10 Million Fine Over Safari Cookie Hack
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It’s been out of the news for awhile now, but you may remember that back in February Google got caught with their hand in the cookie jar, so to speak, regarding the privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser. Google designed …