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Truth & Transparency Online

Ad Retargeting 101: Online Shopping In the COVID-19 Era

November is a busy month for online shopping — known around the world as the unofficial kickoff to the holiday purchasing season! In 2019, an estimated 190 million Americans...

How Constituent Data Tracking is Used to Influence Voters

What Is Constituent Data Tracking?  Who is influencing your opinions this election season?  Lots of industries collect and use consumer data — entertainment, news, healthcare, e-commerce — that’s certainly...

Why Does Digital Privacy Matter? I Have Nothing to Hide

Understanding Digital Privacy Sometimes our common sense fails us. We’re so wired for instant gratification that we risk digital privacy in favor of convenience.  Ever skip over Terms of...

Cybervetting Uses Your Data to Determine Employability

What is Cybervetting? Cybervetting is “the process of examining prospective employees’ online information to help make hiring decisions.” This has become a common strategy among recruiters to determine if...

Employee Monitoring: Sacrificing Privacy for Productivity

Variations of employee monitoring software have been around for quite some time. As technology has progressed, the breadth of these tools has expanded far beyond clocking-in and clocking-out. This...

Things to Look for in a Privacy Policy

Let’s be honest… most of us have read very few, if any, privacy policies. Even though sites and services are required to provide this information, we as consumers usually...

How to Limit Tracking and Manage Cookie Setting Within Your Browser

In continuation of our two-part how to limit tracking series, let’s talk desktop. If you missed last week’s post on how to limit ad tracking on your mobile device,...

How to Limit Ad Tracking on Your Mobile Device

You’re searching for running shoes and now you see ads for them on every page. You’re visiting a friend and suddenly all of your ads are for places in...

How to Keep Your Browsing Information Untraceable

I had a conversation with a friend recently about keeping their data safe when browsing the internet. With it being pretty easy for advertisers to install trackers and gather...