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  • Heavy Thanksgiving Rain Leads To Black Friday Floods

    skokfloodThe Skokomish Valley Rd. was shut down Friday as the nearby Skokomish River jumped it's banks and poured out over the road. The Mason County Sheriff's Office posted an image which showed the flooded-out stretch of roadway, and warned drivers across the region to stay careful and… Read More +

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  • Ferguson Protesters Target Seattle Shopping Centers

    Bl-Fri-ProtestsDozens of people in Seattle protested the grand jury decision in Missouri not to indict a police officer who fatally shot a black teenager by blocked streets and entered a mall as they tried to disrupt activity in Seattle's main downtown shopping district. Police warned people… Read More +

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  • Sherman's Big Night Leads Seattle Past 49ers Again

    hawks49ersRichard Sherman set up the only touchdown with another key defensive play in this heated rivalry, then made a second interception with the 49ers driving late, and the Seattle Seahawks ended a five-game losing streak on San Francisco's home field with a 19-3 win Thursday night.

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Computer Cookies Under Attack?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_78db1ee2d6.jpgIngram Publishing/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- You may have hundreds of cookies on your computer. These pieces of code are used by marketers and advertising agencies to track your online behavior.  But now, cookies are under attack. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google, Facebook and Microsoft are “developing systems that plug into and control this river of data,” bypassing many software companies that put cookies on popular websites.

 

These Internet giants plan to come up with their own ways of placing highly targeted advertising on consumers’ computers and mobile devices. Cookies don’t work very well on tablets and smartphones, and fail to give marketers all of the information they are looking for.

A statement from Microsoft via AdAge says, “We agree that going beyond the cookie is important.  Our priority will be to find ways to do this that respect the interests of consumers.”

The balance of power in the highly lucrative online advertising industry may be shifting. But privacy advocates are raising objections to hyper-targeting, and may seek new federal regulations.

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