HTTP/3: Come for the speed, stay for the security

HTTP/3: Come for the speed, stay for the security

In 2013, Google introduced a new experimental protocol called Quick UDP Internet Connections (QUIC), that would make HTTP requests faster and more secure. Google estimates that traditional TCP-based HTTP requests take about 100ms because the client has to establish a connection with the server before it asks for anything.

The father of the web is redefining the internet, and he’s not asking for permission

The father of the web is redefining the internet, and he’s not asking for permission

In response to the growing threat of data-hungry internet enterprises, Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s new initiative, Inrupt, is aiming to decentralize the web and rewrite the rules of online business with its new open-source project, Solid.

Facebook bug let websites read ‘likes’ and interests from a user’s profile

Facebook bug let websites read ‘likes’ and interests from a user’s profile

“This allowed information to cross over domains — essentially meaning that if a user visits a particular website, an attacker can open Facebook and can collect information about the user and their friends,” said Masas.

Google Developers

Google Developers

The Google beacon platform enables you to manage your beacons remotely, integrate with Google services and help users' devices to discover content and functionality across Android, native apps and the web.

Pssst... Wanna buy a digital identity? Only $50

Pssst... Wanna buy a digital identity? Only $50

It finds that for under $50, criminals can sell a person's complete digital life on the dark web, including data from breached social media accounts; banking details; remote access to servers or desktops; data from popular services like Uber, Netflix, and Spotify; and accounts for gaming websites, dating apps and porn websites, which might include credit card information.

Hackers Invade YouTube Ads To Mine Cryptocurrency

Hackers Invade YouTube Ads To Mine Cryptocurrency

The hackers probably targeted YouTube because the platform is so popular, Trend Micro said in a Friday blog post. In this case, the mining scripts in the YouTube scheme were configured to siphon 80 percent of the PC's computing power, Trend Micro said.

Popular browsers made to cough up browsing history

Popular browsers made to cough up browsing history

One of the visited-link attacks – CVE2018-6137, a bug in Chrome 67 that Google fixed in June – peeled off user browsing history at the rate of 3,000 URLs per second.

Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up

Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up

Tim Berners-Lee, a London-born computer scientist who invented the Web in 1989, said he was disappointed with the current state of the internet, following scandals over the abuse of personal data and the use of social media to spread hate.

What Google knows about you & how to take control of your personal data?

What Google knows about you & how to take control of your personal data?

The tech giant has used this leverage with internet users to bring other services like Chrome browser, YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps & a bunch of other Free services to complement its web searching capability. It’s time for users to take control of their personal data & be responsible for its usage and privacy.

Firefox, Chrome and the Future of Trustworthy Extensions

“Beginning in Chrome 70, users will have the choice to restrict extension host access to a custom list of sites, or to configure extensions to require a click to gain access to the current page.” Meanwhile Mozilla will continue to look for ways Firefox can provide more permission control to a majority of extension users.

4 Anonymous Web Browsers That Are Completely Private

4 Anonymous Web Browsers That Are Completely Private

The network aims to protect a user’s location, browser history, personal data, and online messages from any person or bot that’s performing network traffic analysis. Comodo doesn’t come close to Tor Browser, but it does have some built-in tools that’ll make browsing the web a safer experience.

YouTube speaks out against EU’s Article 13 copyright changes

YouTube speaks out against EU’s Article 13 copyright changes

“Article 13 as written threatens to shut down the ability of millions of people – from creators like you to everyday users – to upload content to platforms like YouTube.

Enter the Matrix and reclaim data ownership

Enter the Matrix and reclaim data ownership

“The web was always meant to be free to write and as easy to publish as it is to consume,” said Matthew Hodgson, co-founder of a decentralized communications network called Matrix, which was started four years ago, and has recently garnered newfound glory as a viable alternative to the current digital landscape.

Apps Installed On Millions Of Android Phones Tracked User Behavior To Execute A Multimillion-Dollar Ad Fraud Scheme

Apps Installed On Millions Of Android Phones Tracked User Behavior To Execute A Multimillion-Dollar Ad Fraud Scheme

But an investigation by BuzzFeed News reveals that these seemingly separate apps and companies are today part of a massive, sophisticated digital advertising fraud scheme involving more than 125 Android apps and websites connected to a network of front and shell companies in Cyprus, Malta, British Virgin Islands, Croatia, Bulgaria, and elsewhere.

The Path to Enhanced Tracking Protection

The Path to Enhanced Tracking Protection

In addition, because the feature blocks everything, including ads, from any domain that is also used for tracking, it can have a significant negative impact on small websites and content creators who depend on third-party advertising tools/networks.

Robbins v. Lower Merion School District

Robbins v. Lower Merion School District

Five months later—pursuant to a court order in the Robbins case—it informed Hasan for the first time that it had secretly taken the photographs.[18] The district was put on notice of a third parallel suit that a third student intended to bring against the district, for "improper surveillance of the Lower Merion High School student on his school issued laptop", which included taking over 700 webcam shots and screenshots between December 2009 and February 2010.[19]

Vivaldi 2.0 review: The modern Web browser does not have to be so bland

Vivaldi 2.0 review: The modern Web browser does not have to be so bland

I've been using Vivaldi daily since the pre-release versions first hit the Web, and at this point it's difficult to imagine going back to another browser that doesn't have a way to stack tabs, view two (or more) tabs side by side, take notes with full-page screenshots, control my search suggestion privacy settings, or browse the Web without ever taking my fingers off the keyboard.

Most Browsers Allow Permanent User Tracking via TLS Sessions

Most Browsers Allow Permanent User Tracking via TLS Sessions

Credit: ShutterstockA new web security paper via ArXiv has revealed details about a little known TLS tracking technique that companies can use to track users across the web. The Hamburg University researchers also revealed that the default lifetime for TLS session resumption in most browsers is up to eight days.

Hackers breach Healthcare.gov system, taking files on 75,000 people

Hackers breach Healthcare.gov system, taking files on 75,000 people

A government system used by insurance agents and brokers to help customers sign up for healthcare plans was breached, allowing hackers to siphon off sensitive and personal data on 75,000 people. CMS didn’t say exactly what kind of data was included in the stolen files, nor did it say how the breach happened.

A Beginner’s Guide to Staying Safe Online

A Beginner’s Guide to Staying Safe Online

Encrypting your email, being elusive with your social media information, and avoiding the lure of “checking in” are good starting points for protecting your online data privacy.

Pro-privacy search engine DuckDuckGo hits 30M daily searches, up 50% in a year

Pro-privacy search engine DuckDuckGo hits 30M daily searches, up 50% in a year

Some nice momentum for privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo which has just announced it’s hit 30 million daily searches a year after reaching 20M — a year-on-year increase of 50%.

Riding the elevator with Big Brother: How digital displays in your condo are targeting you with ads

Riding the elevator with Big Brother: How digital displays in your condo are targeting you with ads

The screens, installed by Visio Media, scan the faces of residents as they watch ads, and share the information with advertisers, providing statistics on gender and age.

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.

A New App Gives Old Android Versions an Important Safety Upgrade

A New App Gives Old Android Versions an Important Safety Upgrade

Android Pie implements the feature with an encryption protocol called DNS over TLS, while Intra uses a newer protocol known as DNS over HTTPS.

Tim Berners-Lee unveils next step for Solid, a decentralized Web platform with privacy built-in as standard

Tim Berners-Lee unveils next step for Solid, a decentralized Web platform with privacy built-in as standard

Once information is held in a POD somewhere, users give other people and applications permission to read or write parts of the data.

Privacy Badger Now Fights More Sneaky Google Tracking

Privacy Badger Now Fights More Sneaky Google Tracking

This update targets link tracking in three different products: Google web search, Hangouts, and the Docs suite (which includes Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides).

Cop charged with selling phone tracking service on dark web

Cop charged with selling phone tracking service on dark web

A French police officer has been charged with using police intelligence data to power a mobile phone tracking service sold via the dark web. Operating under the username Haurus, the officer allegedly sold the service via a dark web site called the Black Hand.

Sir Tim Berners Lee is building a ‘new internet’ where you control your own data

Sir Tim Berners Lee is building a ‘new internet’ where you control your own data

Sir Tim Berners Lee is building a new version of the world wide web, designed to take power away from tech corporations including Facebook and Google and restore it to the individual.

Web inventor Berners-Lee creates a new privacy first way of dealing with the internet

With it you can write, read, and control access to your personal data or anything you post to the web . Berners-Lee said Solid is "guided by the principle of "personal empowerment through data" which we believe is fundamental to the success of the next era of the web.

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.

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