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Internet Firm Says It Targeted Ads To Customers’ Web-Surfing Habits

June 27, 2018
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Regional Internet company Embarq told lawmakers this week that it notified 26,000 high-speed Internet customers in Kansas that it was conducting a targeted advertising test based on their “anonymous” Web-surfing behavior and offered them the ability to opt out.

(Washington Post — 31 July, 2008)
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The House Energy and Commerce Committee is expanding its inquiry into potential privacy violations of online advertising that is targeted based on consumers’ Web-surfing activities.

(Washington Post — 8 hours ago)
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A congressional committee sent letters to more than 30 Internet companies demanding to know whether they track where their users go online and use that information to deliver personalized advertising. (New York Times — 2 August, 2008)
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Federal agents may take a traveler’s laptop or other electronic device to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, as part of border search policies the Department of Homeland Security recently disclosed.

(Washington Post — 1 August, 2008)
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