Over Easy: “Zombie Cookies” Have 9 Lives!

By: Friday January 16, 2015 5:00 am

Last November at Over Easy we talked about a new kind of tracking cookie, in the form of a unique identifying number, that Verizon and AT&T were inserting into Web traffic from those carriers’ cell phones to monitor our behavior on our mobile devices where traditional tracking cookies are not as effective. An online company called Turn uses this tracking number to “respawn” cookies that users have attempted to delete.


Pull Up a Chair: Cookies!

By: Saturday December 21, 2013 4:00 am

Cookies Cookies Cookies It’s not a proper Christmas without the cookies, people. Cutouts are always fun, but labor intensive. Definitely a day’s play for the kiddies. Half the fun is picking out which cookie cutters to use. Nowadays you’ve got your Ninjabread Men (they are cut out for action) or maybe ABC (Already Been Chewed) [...]

Microsoft Should Act Now to Protect Online Privacy

By: Thursday May 2, 2013 6:51 am

Microsoft, which is trying to position itself in a major advertising campaign as a privacy friendly Internet company, should take a simple step that shows it means what it says.

Online tracking is pervasive and invasive on the Internet.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jon Krampner, Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

By: Saturday December 22, 2012 1:59 pm

You are 8 years old. It’s lunchtime at school. You grab your milk from the ‘lunch lady,’ pay your money, and sit down with your friends to eat. You open your Roy Rogers lunchbox or brown paper bag and pull out your sandwich and unwrap it. You look at your neighbor who is doing the same thing.

Broken Dreams and Cookie Crumbs

By: Thursday May 28, 2009 1:35 pm

When Brynwood Partners in 2006 took over the Stella D’oro factory in the Bronx, the Wall Street private equity firm had every reason to believe it would be easy to slash the wages, pensions, holidays and sick pay of the 136 bakery workers.

But the takeover brainos forgot one important fact: The workers are represented by a union, Local 50 of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM).

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