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Ask.com Lets You Keep Your Searches Private

Ask.com Lets You Keep Your Searches Private

The battle over internet privacy has been around as long as the web itself, and while it's probably true that there never will be such a thing as true anonymity on the internet, privacy advocates believe that the less information that's collected about you, the better. Whether or not you have anything to hide, do you really want companies like Google and Yahoo! to be able to sell information about your browsing habits to advertisers without your knowledge or approval?

December 12, 2007

Comcast Faces Suit Over Fraudulent Data Discrimination Policies

Comcast Faces Suit Over Fraudulent Data Discrimination Policies

A recent class action lawsuit threatens to blow the lid off of Comcast's alleged data discrimination policy. Jon Hart, a San Francisco Comcast subscriber is suing the communications giant on a variety of charges, ranging from breach of contract to computer fraud.

November 21, 2007

Yahoo Lies About Report Leading to Jail for Chinese Dissident

Yahoo Lies About Report Leading to Jail for Chinese Dissident

Internet giant Yahoo and was under ethical fire yesterday in Congress’s House Foreign Affairs Committee. Members of the committee met with Yahoo’s chief executive Jerry Yang who was testifying on Yahoo’s handling of an incident in China that led to the incarceration of a dissident.

November 7, 2007

Verizon Doesn't Care About Your Privacy

Verizon Doesn't Care About Your Privacy

Can you trust your phone company to protect your private information? Apparently not.  Since 2005, Verizon complied with 94,000 FBI record requests, at least 780 of which it turned over without warrant. The requests included phone and IP records, and were not limited to counter-terrorism investigations. 

October 17, 2007

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  • Numerous ethical problems with largest maker of household products in U.S.
  • World's largest oil company--human rights, oil spills and misinformation about climate change
  • Maker of violent anti-social video games
  • Unethical marketing of baby formula in developing nations
  • Weapons-maker. Multiple environmental offender.