89% of EU Government sites contain ad tech trackers

89% of EU Government sites contain ad tech trackers

Governmental sites in France, for example, have the highest number of commercial trackers, with a total of 52 different companies tracking visitors. The report says that cookies were discovered on public health service websites as well, with 52% of the sites tested found to contain ad trackers.

A Few Simple Steps to Vastly Increase Your Privacy Online

A Few Simple Steps to Vastly Increase Your Privacy Online

We'll switch up your browser and search engine, add some plugins to block surveillance, and get a little technical with DNS servers.

Google browser vulnerability could have let hackers steal personal data

Google browser vulnerability could have let hackers steal personal data

The bug was briefly disclosed in Google’s patch notes from January , described only as a high-severity vulnerability with “insufficient policy enforcement.” After a new report from Positive Technologies, we now know that the bug affected Android’s WebView component, which is commonly used to display pages inside Android apps.

Dark web crackdown: Germans want to criminalize anyone providing a platform

Dark web crackdown: Germans want to criminalize anyone providing a platform

Germany's states have voted to introduce federal legislation that would criminalize the act of providing technical infrastructure for so-called dark-web marketplaces where illegal activities take place.

How To Disable WebRTC In Your Browser

How To Disable WebRTC In Your Browser

It might be best here to just use the definition provided on the WebRTC website : “WebRTC is an open framework for the web that enables Real Time Communications in the browser.

Man arrested for selling one million Netflix, Spotify, Hulu passwords

Man arrested for selling one million Netflix, Spotify, Hulu passwords

Police in Australia have arrested a man who allegedly made AU $300,000 (US $211,000) running a website which sold the account passwords of popular online subscription services including Netflix, Spotify, Hulu, PSN, and Origin.

Web 3.0: The decentralised web promises to make the internet free again

Web 3.0: The decentralised web promises to make the internet free again

But it could also be a decentralised web that challenges the dominance of the tech giants by moving us away from relying so heavily on a few companies, technologies and a relatively small amount of internet infrastructure Peer-to-peer technology When we currently access the web, our computers use the HTTP protocol in the form of web addresses to find information stored at a fixed location, usually on a single server.

Tim Berners-Lee on 30 years of the web: 'If we dream a little, we can get the web we want'

Tim Berners-Lee on 30 years of the web: 'If we dream a little, we can get the web we want'

Photograph: 1994-2017 CERN It is a minor regret, but one he has had for years about the way he decided to “bootstrap” the web up to something that could handle a lot of users very quickly: by building on the pre-existing service for assigning internet addresses, the domain name system ( DNS ), he gave up the chance to build something better.

W3C Approves WebAuthn For Passwordless Web Authentication

W3C Approves WebAuthn For Passwordless Web Authentication

A new standard for web authentication is here According to Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO, “Now is the time for web services and businesses to adopt WebAuthn to move beyond vulnerable passwords and help web users improve the security of their online experiences.” He also added, “W3C’s Recommendation establishes web-wide interoperability guidance, setting consistent expectations for web users and the sites they visit.

Deepfakes and the Threat to Privacy and Truth

Deepfakes and the Threat to Privacy and Truth

When you open the website “ This Person Does Not Exist ” you are met with the face of a man or woman. Through analyzing vast numbers of real faces the website can generate new ones.

Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.1

Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.1

As of ITP 2.1, partitioned cookies are no longer supported and third-parties classified with cross-site tracking capabilities now have to use the Storage Access API to get any cookie access. When a partitioned cache entry is created for a domain that’s classified by ITP as having cross-site tracking capabilities, the entry gets flagged for verification.

Don’t Worry About Selling Your Privacy To Facebook. I Already Sold It For You

Don’t Worry About Selling Your Privacy To Facebook. I Already Sold It For You

See, the thing is, the way you place the Like Button on your site’s pages isn’t by downloading an image or a script and running it from your own site.

Profs prep promising privacy-protecting proxy program... Yes, it is possible to build client-server code that safeguards personal info

Profs prep promising privacy-protecting proxy program... Yes, it is possible to build client-server code that safeguards personal info

In a paper scheduled to be presented on Thursday at the USENIX Networked Systems Design and Implementation conference , co-authors Frank Wang (MIT), Ronny Ko and James Mickens (Harvard) describe a system called Riverbed – not to be confused with an identically named IT company – that consists of a proxy service to oversee the handling of data locally and on remote servers.

Beacon Search Engine: A Google For the Dark Web

Beacon Search Engine: A Google For the Dark Web

Even the Raypold knows that as Beacon search engine makes it easier for users to find secret and important data, it’s also possible to find ways to misuse this tool.

2.7 million patient calls to Swedish healthcare hotline left unprotected online

2.7 million patient calls to Swedish healthcare hotline left unprotected online

The 170,000 hours of incredibly sensitive calls were stored on an open web server without any encryption or authentication, leaving personal information completely exposed for anyone with a web browser. Phone calls to the MEDICALL help service were stored as WAV audio files on an unsecured server.

Check to See If Your Next Chrome Extension Is Safe with This Website

Check to See If Your Next Chrome Extension Is Safe with This Website

Advertisement According to the data from Duo Labs’ initial survey of the Chrome Web Store in January, which checked 120,463 Chrome apps and extensions, almost 85 percent of extensions have no privacy policy, 35 percent could read your data on any website, and almost 32 percent—nearly a third—feature known security vulnerabilities.

A third of all Chrome extensions request access to user data on any site

A third of all Chrome extensions request access to user data on any site

The results of this study are made available today on the CRXcavator web portal , where users can check security reports about their favorite extension, or submit an extension ID and have it scanned if Duo researchers missed it during their Web Store analysis.

Putting data privacy in the hands of users

Putting data privacy in the hands of users

A new platform developed by MIT and Harvard University researchers ensures that web services adhere to users’ preferences on how their data are stored and shared in the cloud.

Canvas fingerprinting on the web

Canvas fingerprinting on the web

In the case of tracking and fraud detection, the goal is to obtain a canvas as unique and stable as possible in order to distinguish the maximum number of users. Diversity of canvas fingerprints In total we encountered 69 different canvas present on 3,825 distinct websites.

Protecting user privacy: an approach for untraceable web browsing history and unambiguous user profiles

Protecting user privacy: an approach for untraceable web browsing history and unambiguous user profiles

In this paper, we aim to study the following problem: how many links and what links should be added to a user’s browsing history to boost user privacy while retaining high utility. When it comes to selecting actual links to hit the desired topic counts, PBooster needs access to the user’s friend list on social media.

Microsoft brings Windows Timeline support to Chrome with Web Activities extension

Microsoft brings Windows Timeline support to Chrome with Web Activities extension

The Timeline feature of Windows 10 makes it easier to work on multiple computers by synchronizing activity so you can move between machines and pick up from where you left off -- although it can also prove useful on a single computer.

Personal Security & Privacy Tools I Recommend

Personal Security & Privacy Tools I Recommend

It uses client side encryption, default email encryption between proton mail users, and claims all their code is open source and they do no logging. Backups I use a custom script that uses duplicity on Linux to locally encrypt files and then back up to BackBlaze B2 storage.

Chrome will make it harder to block incognito browsing

Chrome will make it harder to block incognito browsing

In the future, when third-party sites request the FileSystem API, Chrome will create a temporary virtual file system in a computer's RAM.

Google wants to make it harder for sites to detect that you’re using Chrome’s Incognito Mode

Google wants to make it harder for sites to detect that you’re using Chrome’s Incognito Mode

For those who use Incognito this way, you may be shocked to know that Chrome has long had a flaw that can be abused by web developers to detect whether you’re using Incognito Mode.

Why is Facebook suggesting I look at photos of my female friends in bikinis?

Why is Facebook suggesting I look at photos of my female friends in bikinis?

(Sorry, “Good Morning Images,” but I’m not ready to commit.) When you type “photos of my female friends” into the search bar, you don’t even need to finish typing the phrase, before Facebook serves up a selection of photos from your female friends–selfies, wedding pictures, profile pics.

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider - JDSupra

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider - JDSupra

This Privacy Policy describes how JD Supra, LLC ("JD Supra" or "we," "us," or "our") collects, uses and shares personal data collected from visitors to our website (located at www.jdsupra.com ) (our "Website") who view only publicly-available content as well as subscribers to our services (such as our email digests or author tools)(our "Services").

Minnesota Judges Spent Only Minutes Approving Warrants Sweeping Up Thousands Of Cellphone Users

Minnesota Judges Spent Only Minutes Approving Warrants Sweeping Up Thousands Of Cellphone Users

Minnesota Judges Spent Only Minutes Approving Warrants Sweeping Up Thousands Of Cellphone Users Privacy from the redefining-bulwark dept Tim Cushing Tony Webster, writing for MPR News, has obtained court documents showing Minneapolis, Minnesota law enforcement agencies are deploying "reverse warrants" in hopes of tying suspects to crime scenes.

617 million stolen records up for sale on dark web

617 million stolen records up for sale on dark web

The Register says the number of accounts from the following websites are for sale on the dark web: “The biggest risk of targeted individual attacks against the victims, however, is probably already in the past: now the buyers will likely conduct large-scale phishing and malware campaigns without a high degree of sophistication,” predicts Kolochenko.

I tried to keep my unborn child secret from Facebook and Google

I tried to keep my unborn child secret from Facebook and Google

Our reasons were simple: first, we wanted our child, when it was good and ready, to establish its own online identity; second, we didn’t want to be stalked around the internet by adverts for breast pumps and baby carriers; finally, and most pertinently, we wanted some semblance of control over something that felt deeply personal.

On Covering Webcams

On Covering Webcams

Mac users should install Malwarebytes or other malware-fighting software — and don’t turn off any security features just because someone asks you to. […] So, no, I don’t believe that malware could be installed to enable the camera without lighting the LED.

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