A man uses the Internet at his home. (Photo by Phil Gradwell)

How Companies Have Assembled Political Profiles For Millions Of Internet Users

If you’re a registered voter and surf the web, one of the sites you visit has almost certainly placed a tiny piece of data on your computer flagging your political preferences. That piece of data, called a cookie, marks you as a Democrat or Republican, when you last voted, and what contributions you’ve made. It […]