activity

Thu
30
Mar
John Lister's picture

Congress: Internet Firms Can Share (Sell) Your User Activity

Congress has voted to ditch rules that would have made it harder for broadband companies to share personal user data with third party companies. The vote means Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations will not take effect. The rules were ... adopted by the FCC last October and covered broadband and wireless providers, but not websites such as Google or Facebook. Had they taken effect, the rules would have meant Internet providers could not share key data - for example with advertisers - without the explicit consent of customers. This data included browsing history, details of the apps ... (view more)

Wed
31
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Yahoo, Microsoft Disagree on IE10's 'Do Not Track'

Yahoo has confirmed it will not honor "Do Not Track" requests from Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 web browser. Do Not Track is designed to protect web browser users from having their Internet activity tracked. Experts say the Yahoo decision is ... based on the way Microsoft has implemented Do Not Track and is not a sign that Yahoo stands opposed to the basic concept. Do Not Track is designed to stop websites from passing details of a web browser's online activity to advertisers. It works by voluntary compliance with the Do Not Track request, not by any enforcement method. Advertisers argue that ... (view more)

Mon
21
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Internet Explorer 9 Doubles Web Privacy Control

Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) supports two separate technologies for restricting access to information related to a user's online activity. One of the privacy features was recently prompted by the Federal Trade Commission ... (FTC). Both technologies involve the way websites share data with third-parties. The most prominent example is with advertisements that appear on a page; for example, rather than simply linking ads to the page content (such as a newspaper site running golf equipment ads alongside a golf match report), a site might pass on details of all the pages a ... (view more)

Tue
26
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7 v1.6,' and 'Super 2010 Build 39'

Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7 v1.6 In previous versions of Windows, network activity was represented in the Windows taskbar icon which used two computer monitors to demonstrate network activity. However, this icon / feature was later ... removed by Microsoft in Windows Vista and Windows 7. Network Activity Indicator brings back the old 'two monitors' icon in Windows 7, which flashes blue to show network activity on the System Tray. Unlike the original Windows XP utility (that has individual indicators for each interface), this program indicates outgoing and incoming network packets on ... (view more)

Mon
17
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

'Boxee', and 'HD Activity Indicator'

Boxee Boxee is a free, open-source software program that allows users to share information about what they're listening to or watching with other Boxee users or friends on social networks like twitter, facebook, etc. Boxee is designed for your TV ... and use of a remote control. See site for full details. http://www.boxee.tv HD Activity Indicator This utility that indicates the hard disk drive activity in a tray icon; requires .NET framework. http://www.limbo-online.tk Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software ... (view more)

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