Adblock Plus to Websites: 'We've Got Your Back'


Adblock Plus, which has been in the forefront of online ad blocking, this week announced the beta of Flattr Plus, a joint project with micropayment site Flattr, which promises no less than to revolutionize Web monetization. Users decide how much money they want to have distributed among their favorite sites, and the Flattr Plus algorithm automatically divvies up the proceeds among the sites they engage with the most. The beta will launch at the end of the month.

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Apple, FBI battle a wedge issue for American voters, poll shows

Article Image The ongoing philosophical debate between Silicon Valley — with Apple at the forefront — and the federal government over encryption has split the American electorate in two distinct but equal camps, a new survey shows.

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FTC Upgrades IT to Protect Consumer Privacy, Data Security


The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which is at the forefront of regulating the impact of information technology on consumers, is bolstering its technical resource capabilities through a new Office of Technology Research and Investigation, or OTRI. The FTC is concerned about the failure of commercial entities to make adequate disclosures or to properly address data breaches and privacy issues affecting consumers. The agency’s leverage stems from its legal obligation to investigate business fraud and similar offenses.

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