Friday, August 1 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:38:15 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric is appealing to politicians not to be "an obstacle" in the process of transition as Iraq nears a deadline to select its next prime minister.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:22:40 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:33:39 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:19:58 GMT
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr,...Full Story >
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the...Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
There's a problem with cookies on your computer. They spread personal information about you far and wide. But if you set your browser settings so tightly than none are allowed, websites you love may not be usable.
Dave Hatter of Libertas Technologies in Cincinnati, which writes software for companies with complex tasks that can't be accomplished by buying off-the-shelf software, is worried about how much privacy we're giving up. He demonstrated on his computer just how vexing it's become to keep the sites you've visited a secret. A screen full of bubbles suddenly appears on Hatter's laptop, showing us that the cookies attached to his browser are talking with third-party companies he's never even heard of before.
"Cookies in and of themselves aren't necessarily bad, you just need to understand (that) they're used to track you across the web," Hatter said. "And you can be tracked in ways you would never anticipate because of the convoluted way you can get cookies on your computer."
It's the reason I tend to erase everything in each browser I use at work and home at least once a week. It's not so much that you're visiting any sites you'd be ashamed of. But it's the thought of somebody out there having very personal information about you.
As Hatter says, maybe nothing nefarious happens now. But what if the company with your information is sold and your info is handed-over to a less-than-ethical firm? Or what if the third-party who's getting information from your cookie suffers a security breach?
Hatter recommends the following articles for a better understanding of cookies and the possible invasions of privacy they present:
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.