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This week: NZ ISP offers customers free VPN for UK, US Netflix Access; Harper Government’s Flawed Wireless Shakedown; Facebook selling Advertisers Your Browsing Data; How to Stop Facebook from Tracking Your Browsing History

 

TechGage | New Zealand ISP Offers Customers Free VPN to Help them Access US & UK Netflix Catalogs

Living in Canada, I know all-too-well the hassles of trying to watch content online. It could be a YouTube video that’s restricted to the US, or the fact that Netflix’s Canadian selection is appalling compared to its US counterpart. In Canada, we can’t use Spotify, Pandora, or Hulu – anytime I tell that to someone in the US, they’re simply amazed, and it’s not hard to understand why. Read More…

Financial Post | Ottawa’s flawed wireless shakedown

The Harper government obviously thinks there are a lot of votes in the roiling blogger disinformation universe of Robellus activists. In this world, Robellus is the malicious nickname they created for the conniving wireless gougers otherwise known as Rogers, Bell and Telus. Get it? They’re the Big Telecom trio that must be brought to heel by Ottawa. We need a fourth carrier, and a fourth carrier we will impose no matter how much market intervention it takes. Read More…

Gizmodo | How to Stop Facebook From Using Your Browsing History

Earlier this week, Facebook announced that it was going to start using all of that ever-so-illuminating app and website data it collects to serve us with more targeted ads. In other words, Facebook is getting ready to use your browsing history to benefit advertisers. Here’s how to stop them. Read More…

Consumerist | Facebook Is Now Selling Your Web-Browsing Data To Advertisers

You know how it’s really creepy when you go looking for a new TV online and then go to Facebook and the ad spaces that you typically ignore are now populated with advertising for the very brands of TV you just checked out? Until now, they’ve been the product of third-party ad networks and creepy data aggregators like Acxiom while Facebook itself had kept its hands clean by not selling the data it had acquired about your Web browsing habits. But in an effort to bring you even creepier, more targeted ads, Facebook will now be making more info about you available to advertisers. Read More…

 


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