Verizon’s zombie cookie gets new life

Verizon said in a little-noticed announcement that it will soon begin sharing the profiles with AOL’s ad network, which in turn monitors users across a large swath of the Internet. That means AOL’s ad network will be able to match millions of Internet users to their real-world details gathered by Verizon, including “your gender, age range and interests.”

First library to support anonymous Internet browsing effort stops after DHS email

Since Edward Snowden exposed the extent of online surveillance by the U.S. government, there has been a surge of initiatives to protect users’ privacy. But it hasn’t taken long for one of these efforts — a project to equip local libraries with technology supporting anonymous Internet surfing — to run up against opposition from law enforcement.

ProPublica: Key expert in Supreme Court lethal injection case did his research on

A number of legal activists and medical professionals have expressed concern that Dr. Roswell Lee Evans, a board certified psychiatric pharmacist and the dean of the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University in Alabama is unqualified to vouch for the effectiveness of the common surgical sedative midazolam in executions.

ProPublica: Echoes of Hillary’s past as emails put her on defensive

When Hillary Clinton stood before reporters Tuesday to explain her use of personal e-mails while Secretary of State, you could hear the echoes of past appearances where she was forced on the defensive. In Clinton lore, there’s probably no moment more famous than the so-called “pink press conference.”

China’s Cyberattacks Tied to U.S. Companies, Contractors and Government Systems

U.S.-China tensions have risen recently over suspicions of Chinese nationals infiltrating U.S. company computer systems. In May, the U.S. Justice Department accused five Chinese military officers of hacking several U.S. companies. The indictments came amid a string of U.S. security breaches tied to hackers in China.