Firefox enables DNS-over-HTTPS by default (with Cloudflare) for all U.S. users

Firefox enables DNS-over-HTTPS by default (with Cloudflare) for all U.S. users

However, the way Mozilla implemented DNS-over-HTTPS in the Firefox web browser also received criticism over in past few months over favoring Cloudflare and instead of trying to upgrade to an encrypted DoH server operated by the user's existing DNS provider.

Firefox turns controversial new encryption on by default in the US

Firefox turns controversial new encryption on by default in the US

Starting today, Mozilla will turn on by default DNS over HTTPS (DoH) for Firefox users in the US, the company has announced.When it announced that it would be turning on DoH by default last year, Mozilla said that it would allow for opt-in parental controls and disable DoH if Firefox detects them.

Facebook Is More Concerned With the Appearance of Privacy, According to Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Is More Concerned With the Appearance of Privacy, According to Mark Zuckerberg

One of the more interesting insights that comes from Mark Zuckerberg's lost journal pages, as reported by Wired's Steven Levy, is that even early on, the Facebook founder clearly wanted people to feel like they are having a private experience.

Say Goodbye to most Desktop and Mobile Adwares

Say Goodbye to most Desktop and Mobile Adwares

Thus, once you connected your device to the latter—note that you have to do this process on each WiFi network which you want to change the DNS values of — , just go in the WiFI settings and long press on “MyPrettyWiFi”.

Grindr, Tinder privacy: How to keep dating apps from selling your data

Grindr, Tinder privacy: How to keep dating apps from selling your data

Whether it's hackers or predators, a cybercriminal can use that information to send you a phishing email, and you can fall for it," said Jo O'Reilly, a data privacy expert at ProPrivacy.Report: Dating apps like Grindr, Tinder and OkCupid collect, share your personal data.

Critical Bluetooth Vulnerability in Android (CVE-2020-0022)

Critical Bluetooth Vulnerability in Android (CVE-2020-0022)

If you have no patch available yet or your device is not supported anymore, you can try to mitigate the impact by some generic behavior rules: Only enable Bluetooth if strictly necessary.

What Your Period Tracker App Knows About You

What Your Period Tracker App Knows About You

While the Facebook suit isn’t related to personal health data, it’s not hard to imagine that the information collected by period trackers—especially with some employers and health insurers licensing the apps to use as part of corporate wellness programs—could be used in ways that harm women, King says.

The Firefox Browser is a privacy nightmare on desktop and mobile

The Firefox Browser is a privacy nightmare on desktop and mobile

While it is arguable that telemetry data isn’t technically “personal data” when it is viewed on its own without other information; however, if there’s a way to link a given set of telemetry data to a particular Firefox browser instance and IP address – and Mozilla just revealed that there is – then that telemetry data all of a sudden becomes the most personal of data.

Ring hit with class action lawsuit for 'failure to take basic security precautions'

Ring hit with class action lawsuit for 'failure to take basic security precautions'

The lawsuit, which was filed earlier this month in the United States District Court, claims that Ring has shirked basic security measures that would help protect camera owners' accounts, even though the company has known that its devices are a popular target for hackers.

Leaked data proves just how much our phones are spying on us

Leaked data proves just how much our phones are spying on us

The investigation was coordinated by the New York Times Privacy Project and used a leak from a location data company, one of many unknown businesses from an under-reported industry dedicated to using electronic data to track every single one of us everywhere we go.

Mozilla is ramping up its program to stop snooping ISPs

Mozilla is ramping up its program to stop snooping ISPs

To eliminate the temptation for ISPs to peek, Mozilla began offering a service that encrypts DNS requests and sends them to providers that pledge not to log or share your data, rather than to your ISP’s own, unencrypted DNS server.

Over 750,000 applications for US birth certificate copies exposed online

Over 750,000 applications for US birth certificate copies exposed online

An online company that allows users to obtain a copy of their birth and death certificates from U.S. state governments has exposed a massive cache of applications — including their personal information.

More than 1 million T-Mobile customers exposed by breach

More than 1 million T-Mobile customers exposed by breach

The company alerted the affected customers but did not provide many details in its official account of the hack.The company said in its disclosure to affected users that its security team had shut down “malicious, unauthorized access” to prepaid data customers.

Dnscrypt-protocol/ANONYMIZED-DNSCRYPT.txt at master · DNSCrypt/dnscrypt-protocol · GitHub

Dnscrypt-protocol/ANONYMIZED-DNSCRYPT.txt at master · DNSCrypt/dnscrypt-protocol · GitHub

While the communications themselves are secure, and while the stateless nature of the DNSCrypt protocol helps against fingerprinting individual devices, DNS server operators can still observe client IP addresses.

New version of OnionShare makes it easy for anyone to publish anonymous, uncensorable websites

New version of OnionShare makes it easy for anyone to publish anonymous, uncensorable websites

It worked like this: OnionShare zips up the files, starts a local web server on your computer with a link to this zip file, makes this website accessible as a Tor onion service, and shows you the URL of the web server.

WARP is not a VPN for privacy

WARP is not a VPN for privacy

Mobile app sans VPN technology provides a crucial, free service to encrypt DNS queries for otherwise unprotected mobile internet users leaking their DNS queries to public WiFi networks or private mobile data providers, the addition of this VPN widens the amount of trust considerably.

Elementary, my dear Watson! or, why secure DNS is a good thing – Dorothea Salo

Elementary, my dear Watson! or, why secure DNS is a good thing – Dorothea Salo

“I merely sniffed DNS queries on the house network.”.Below is the list of domain names on which Holmes based his deductions.

How To Blur Your House on Google Maps

How To Blur Your House on Google Maps

Below the Image Preview, there is a section called “Why Are You Reporting This Image?” If you want your house blurred, click on “My home.” A text box will appear where you should add verifying information, such as your address and a description of your house.

ProtonMail's Updated Transparency Report Changes Nothing

ProtonMail's Updated Transparency Report Changes Nothing

ProtonMail, “the world’s largest secure email provider,” recently updated their transparency report to include some of the latest requests for information from law enforcement across the world.

Signing Up To A New Crypto Currency Exchange For A Free $10 Is A Bad Idea

Signing Up To A New Crypto Currency Exchange For A Free $10 Is A Bad Idea

So, is giving up your passport or drivers license details — and even residential information — really worth $10?Image SourceWhen you sign up to a cryptocurrency exchange — thanks to government regulations — you’re more than likely using a service with KYC checks in place that require certain documents to be provided to prove your identity due to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorism Funding (CTF) laws.

Bioprivacy

Bioprivacy

Each scenario asks you to consider whether or not you would share your own personal biometric data with a hypothetical car manufacturer in return for a benefit .

Social Media

Social Media

Instead of an employee threaten the integrity of your group’s online security, it is in your best interests to implement an Internet filtering solution from TitanHQ.

How to test if your Bluetooth devices support BLE Privacy

How to test if your Bluetooth devices support BLE Privacy

Bluetooth devices, like Wi-Fi devices, support a privacy-enhancing technique that periodically randomizes the broadcasted address, which makes it harder to track them as their owners move about in the world.

12 BEST Private Search Engines: Anonymous search - NO Tracking

12 BEST Private Search Engines: Anonymous search - NO Tracking

Features: Allows you to convert your search request into an anonymous query It is a private search engine that integrates with a proxy server which hides your IP address.

What Is NXDOMAIN?

What Is NXDOMAIN?

When you search for a Web site (domain) that doesn’t exist, these ISPs will hijack your session (also called as Error Redirection service), and it will show suggestions for sites that are similar to what you entered with tons of advertisements.

Over 1,300 Android Apps Caught Collecting Data Even If You Deny Permissions

Over 1,300 Android Apps Caught Collecting Data Even If You Deny Permissions

The security model of modern mobile operating systems, like Android and iOS, is primarily based on permissions that explicitly define which sensitive services, device capabilities, or user information an app can access, allowing users decide what apps can access.

Opinion | Google’s 4,000-Word Privacy Policy Is a Secret History of the Internet

Opinion | Google’s 4,000-Word Privacy Policy Is a Secret History of the Internet

PRIVACY POLICY Last modified: December 18, 2017 (view archived versions) There are many different ways you can use our services – to search for and share information, to communicate with other people or to create new content.

More than 1,000 Android apps harvest data even after you deny permissions

More than 1,000 Android apps harvest data even after you deny permissions

Researchers from the International Computer Science Institute found up to 1,325 Android apps that were gathering data from devices even after people explicitly denied them permission.

How to remove yourself from the top people-search sites (2018 update)

How to remove yourself from the top people-search sites (2018 update)

People-finder sites crawl the web, scanning for information they can use to construct personal profiles of individuals. To remove your personal information from , follow these steps:Search for yourself on the site by entering your first and last name, along with your city and state.

Why is Stack Overflow trying to start audio?

Why is Stack Overflow trying to start audio?

A minimal test version of the header is deployed on Stack Overflow now to help the browser teams investigate what we’re hitting. Programmatic ads are not being tested on Stack Overflow at all.