trackers

Tile to launch a new tracker powered by ultra-wideband technology, add AR finding to app

Tile is preparing to introduce a new product this year that will serve as a rival to Apple’s long-awaited AirTags and other lost-item trackers coming to the market, including those from Samsung,

Apple’s IDFA gets targeted in strategic EU privacy complaints

A unique device identifier that Apple assigns to each iPhone for third parties to track users for ad targeting — aka the IDFA (Identifier for Advertisers) — is itself now the target of two

Apple accidentally confirms the existence of an unreleased product, AirTags

Whoops! Apple inadvertently revealed the existence of an unreleased product, AirTags, in a support video uploaded to its YouTube account today. The video, “How to erase your iPhone,” offer

Facebook’s latest ‘transparency’ tool doesn’t offer much — so we went digging

Just under a month ago Facebook switched on global availability of a tool which affords users a glimpse into the murky world of tracking that its business relies upon to profile users of the wider web

WebKit’s new anti-tracking policy puts privacy on a par with security

WebKit, the open source engine that underpins Internet browsers including Apple’s Safari browser, has announced a new tracking prevention policy that takes the strictest line yet on the backgrou

Europe’s top court sharpens guidance for sites using leaky social plug-ins

Europe’s top court has made a ruling that could affect scores of websites that embed the Facebook ‘Like’ button and receive visitors from the region. The ruling by the Court of Justi

Android users’ security and privacy at risk from shadowy ecosystem of pre-installed software, study warns

A large-scale independent study of pre-installed Android apps has cast a critical spotlight on the privacy and security risks that preloaded software poses to users of the Google developed mobile plat

GDPR has cut ad trackers in Europe but helped Google, study suggests

An analysis¬†of the impact of Europe’s new data protection framework, GDPR, on the adtech industry suggests the regulation has reduced the numbers of ad trackers that websites are hooking into E

Samsung launches an LTE-enabled Tile competitor

Samsung, naturally, would never be content to launch a regular old Tile competitor. The company just doesn’t roll like that. While the basic foundation of the SmartThings Tracker is similar to w

Apple got even tougher on ad trackers at WWDC

Apple unveiled a handful of pro-privacy enhancements for its Safari web browser at its annual developer event yesterday, building on an ad tracker blocker it announced at WWDC a year ago. The feature

Apple adds ad tracker blocker to desktop Safari

No one likes being stalked around the internet by ads for something they once looked at or have previously bought. And Apple has noticed this -- so it's adding an ad tracker blocker for its Safari web

Researchers track the trackers through 20 years of the archived web

Everywhere you go on the web, trackers are working to reconstruct your every move. But who tracks the trackers? That's just what researchers at the University of Washington are doing, with purpose-bui

Under Armour Snatches Up Health And Fitness Trackers Endomondo And MyFitnessPal

Endomondo, a social fitness network and publisher of mobile apps that allow users to track their workouts and challenge friends, and health tracker MyFitnessPal have been acquired by athletic apparel

Lively Raises $4.8M, Launches Sensor Network For Older Folks

"Help the aged," sang the bard, and that's what <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mylively.com">Lively</a> aims to do. After all, one time they were just like you, drinking smoking cigs, and sniffin

Some steps to successfully run a BitTorrent tracker without getting caught

[photopress:bttracker.jpg,full,right] Despite my affinity for getting music and movies for free, I never once entertained the idea of setting up my own BitTorrent tracker. Too much risk for my liking.