Don’t Want Trackers Watching Your Web And Smartphone Activity? This Start-up’s For You. | Forbes

Kashmir Hill; Don’t Want Trackers Watching Your Web And Smartphone Activity? This Start-up’s For You.; In Forbes; 2013-07-24 (appears in print 2013-08-12).

Mentions

  • A hagiography of Disconnect
  • Disconnect
    • Casey Oppenheim
      • Founder
      • Age 39
      • Consumer advocate lawyer
      • from Minnesota
    • Brian Kennish
      • Founder
      • Age 37
      • ex-Google (2003-)
    • Dan Kwon
      • mentioned
    • Patrick Jackson
      • engineer
      • ex-NSA
    • Located Palo Alto, CA
    • Funding
      • $600,000
      • two venture capital firms and six angel investors
        • Charles River Ventures
        • FirstMark Capital
    • 1x year incubating at Charles River Ventures
    • Claim: <quote>Jackson has come up with a way to manipulate Apple’s operating system into letting Disconnect block advertisers and analytics companies from getting the location, user ID or other info from a person’s phone.</quote>
  • Counterpoint
    • Mike Zaneis, general counsel for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)

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