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'Canvas fingerprinting' online tracking is sneaky but easy to halt

At least two browser extensions can stop the tracking method, which was in wide use earlier this year

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Tor Project working to fix weakness that can unmask anonymous users

The anonymity software's developers believe they've identified the problem

Researchers reveal 3 devious ways online trackers shatter your privacy and follow your digital footsteps

The use of such tracking tools may be unknown to most users, according to a research paper

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Black Hat presentation on unmasking TOR users suddenly cancelled

The presentation revolved around de-anonymizing users of the privacy tool

Tech talks to Obama: Lighten up with the NSA

President Obama met with top tech executives to discuss issues with the healthcare website but NSA concerns dominated the discussions.

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EFF's snoop-stopping, ad-smashing Privacy Badger plugin hits beta

One feature aims to stop tracking tied to clicking the Facebook 'like' on outside sites

U.S. court says warrant for access to all email in a person's account is justified

The government was granted a warrant to obtain emails and other information from a Gmail account

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden plans to work on easy-to-use privacy tools

Edward Snowden has some plans for the future and they include making privacy and encryption tools easier to use.

How to create an anonymous email account

It's not just dissidents looking for anoymous email, but everyday people who'd rather not reveal their true identity.

Poor security on Obamacare site could sacrifice private info

There are many website issues surrounding Obamacare, but one could compromise our personal data.