Firm that tracks shoppers’ cell phones misled consumers, FTC says. Wait, I’m being tracked while shopping?

April 23, 2015 Bob Sullivan 0

A tracking firm that quietly captured information about 9 million consumers wandering in, out, and nearby retail stores, largely without consumers’ knowledge, was slapped on the wrist by the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday. The commission vote on the order was 3-2, meaning the slap was given reluctantly, with two of five commissioners [Keep reading]

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‘Man kills his computer’

April 21, 2015 Bob Sullivan 0

There’s something about computers that brings out the worst in us. And there’s something about retaliatory violence against these boxes of frustration that makes (many of) us cheer from a place deep inside. Computer rage is a real thing; there’s a whole section on it in my book proposal about [Keep reading]

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