Private by Design: How we built Firefox Sync

Private by Design: How we built Firefox Sync

Where does it go?” With the Firefox Sync design, you enter a passphrase of your choosing and it is used to derive an encryption key that never leaves your computer.

DigitalBits: An Economy Reimagined – DigitalBitsOrg – Medium

DigitalBits: An Economy Reimagined – DigitalBitsOrg – Medium

DigitalBits is a protocol layer Blockchain designed to help facilitate mass market liquidity of various digital assets and integrate with existing apps to drive market-adoption of Blockchain technology. Applications utilize DigitalBits technology to facilitate mass market liquidity of various digital assets.

Whonix LIVE - Testers Wanted!

Whonix LIVE - Testers Wanted!

Whonix now has the option of booting into a live system . When live-mode is chosen, all write operations will go to RAM instead of the hard disk. Follow Whonix live-mode Development: With the setup you could run whonix always as a live system.

Searching For Privacy

Searching For Privacy

Yes, it’s a little-known secret, but there are ways you can search the web without giving up your privacy. This post is simply to inform you of options besides the traditional search engines like Google and Internet Explorer.

This is Firefox's overhauled Privacy interface

This is Firefox's overhauled Privacy interface

Firefox users may select to block detected trackers and third-party cookies in that version of the browser. The new option to display blocked trackers and the status of all cookies on any site you visit is a welcome change.

Google makes it easier to delete your search history

Google makes it easier to delete your search history

Today's change makes things a lot easier as it requires just a click on the "Your data in Search" page to clear the entire search history that Google associates with the account.

ASUS Z390 Motherboards Automatically Push Software into Your Windows Installation

ASUS Z390 Motherboards Automatically Push Software into Your Windows Installation

Our Windows 10 image is based on Windows 10 April 2018 Update and lacks in-built drivers for the integrated network controllers.Upon first boot, with the machine having no LAN or Internet connectivity, we were greeted by an ASUS-specific window in the bottom right corner of our screen, asking whether we'd like to install the network drivers and download "Armoury Crate".

WPD Privacy app for Windows updated

WPD Privacy app for Windows updated

The application supports three core features: manage privacy settings, block Windows telemetry IP addresses in the firewall, and uninstall Windows Store applications. WPD is a useful program for Windows users who want better management options for privacy related settings.

How to Test Your Internet Anonymity – CyberDrifters.com

How to Test Your Internet Anonymity – CyberDrifters.com

Anonymity networks such as Tor and consumer VPN services are the alternatives to the privacy-aware user, but some common default settings may still be giving away your info.

Should WhatsApp let you disable URL previews?

Should WhatsApp let you disable URL previews?

End-to-end encrypted messaging app WhatsApp has been shown leaking metadata as users type URLs within chats, in a way that could — at least in theory — offer a route for a sophisticated adversary to obtain a user’s IP address.

Tim Berners-Lee launches open source project Solid to decentralize the web and place users in control of data

Tim Berners-Lee launches open source project Solid to decentralize the web and place users in control of data

Tim Berners-Lee is famous for inventing the world wide web, and now he's ready to take things to the next level with an ambitious open source project called Solid.

What happens when life insurance companies track fitness data?

What happens when life insurance companies track fitness data?

Last week, life insurance company John Hancock Financial announced that it would only sell so-called interactive policies that allow customers to share fitness data in exchange for discounts.

How to stop Chrome running in the background

How to stop Chrome running in the background

Disable Google Chrome from Running in Background Open Google Chrome Browser . . Click on Advanced (as shown in the image below). Under System option, turn off this option “ Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed “.

Google quietly started logging people into Chrome without their consent, and a security expert says it's terrible for privacy

Google quietly started logging people into Chrome without their consent, and a security expert says it's terrible for privacy

But on Sunday, a security expert wrote that Google had quietly changed the requirements so when users login into a Google service, such as Gmail, Chrome will automatically sign the browser into their account without consent.

Windows File Discreetly Stores Touch Devices' Sensitive Text

Windows File Discreetly Stores Touch Devices' Sensitive Text

According to digital forensics and incident response expert Barnaby Skeggs, there is a file in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 operating systems, called WaitList.dat, that can collect sensitive information, such as email text and passwords, such a manner that many users might not know about it.

Google remotely changed the settings on a bunch of phones running Android 9 Pie

Google remotely changed the settings on a bunch of phones running Android 9 Pie

Yesterday a mix of people who own Google Pixel phones and other devices running Android 9 Pie noticed that the software’s Battery Saver feature had been switched on — seemingly all by itself.

Mozilla to boost Firefox privacy by automatically blocking all tracking

In a blog post outlining the upcoming changes, Mozilla's Nick Nguyen says that: "In the near future, Firefox will -- by default -- protect users by blocking tracking while also offering a clear set of controls to give our users more choice over what information they share with sites".

It is time to opt out of Yahoo Mail email scanning

It is time to opt out of Yahoo Mail email scanning

Yahoo Mail and AOL Mail, which both fly under the Oath banner, a Verizon owned company, scan emails that arrive in user inboxes to improve advertisement targeting. According to the article, Yahoo is scanning commercial emails of all free users who did not opt-out of personalized advertisement to improve targeted advertising.

What happens to your online accounts when you die?

What happens to your online accounts when you die?

Some sites are managing the inevitability of their users shuffling off this mortal coil with features designed to deactivate accounts after months of inactivity or other features, Boyd explained in a recent blog post: