Internet common sense tells you to look for an “https” prefix on site URLs before offering up private information such as credit card numbers. Thanks to efforts from Google, sites with that security designation should be even more secure.
Last month we reported on Charter Communications’ plan to start tracking its users internet activity in order to serve more targeted ads. Charter claimed customers could opt-out of the service, but a reader reviewed Charter’s opt-out method and discovered that even if you said no, you would still be tracked. Yesterday Charter announced it was abandoning the program and will not track its customers’ activities after all—at least for the immediate future.