Two Widely Used Ad Blocker Extensions for Chrome Caught in Ad Fraud Scheme

Two Widely Used Ad Blocker Extensions for Chrome Caught in Ad Fraud Scheme

AdBlock by AdBlock, Inc — over 800,000 users uBlock by Charlie Lee — over 850,000 users Though these extensions were fully working as any other adblocker does by removing ads from web pages a user visits, the researchers caught them performing " Cookie Stuffing " as an ad fraud scheme to generate revenue for their developers.

As protesters march on, Private Internet Access VPN has been blocked in Hong Kong

As protesters march on, Private Internet Access VPN has been blocked in Hong Kong

It’s now clear that the government’s plan to limit the protests from a technological perspective are starting with the VPNs. It is now official: The Great Firewall of China has expanded to block in Hong Kong.

Urgent Statement of HKISPA on Selective Blocking of Internet Services

Urgent Statement of HKISPA on Selective Blocking of Internet Services

Such restrictions imposed by executive orders would completely ruin the uniqueness and value of Hong Kong as a telecommunications hub, a pillar of success as an international financial centre.

Dan Larimer’s Game-Changing Facial ID Verification

Dan Larimer’s Game-Changing Facial ID Verification

Dan Larimer’s futuristic facial recognition network idea could solve decades old problems of identity that transcend blockchain itself.The new patent could solve major problems like identity theft which have collectively cost it’s victims over $107 billion the last 6 years.

Apple: break Safari's anti-tracking rules and we'll treat you like malware

Apple: break Safari's anti-tracking rules and we'll treat you like malware

Apple on Wednesday published a policy governing how its Safari browser will block advertisers and websites from tracking you online -- and it's got strong words for anyone who tries to thwart its approach.

Hundreds of exposed Amazon cloud backups found leaking sensitive data

Hundreds of exposed Amazon cloud backups found leaking sensitive data

He said that all too often cloud admins don’t choose the correct configuration settings, leaving EBS snapshots inadvertently public and unencrypted.Morris found dozens of snapshots exposed publicly in one region alone, he said, including application keys, critical user or administrative credentials, source code and more.

5 Encrypted Messaging Apps Doing A Better Job Than WhatsApp

5 Encrypted Messaging Apps Doing A Better Job Than WhatsApp

Loki Messenger is an open source and decentralized encrypted messaging service using blockchain technology to secure user data.The decentralized nature of blockchain technology allows the Loki Project to create a privacy suite enabling users to interact securely with the internet, encompassing encrypted messaging services, forums, online marketplaces and social media platforms.

New Warning Issued Over Google's Chrome Ad-Blocking Plans

New Warning Issued Over Google's Chrome Ad-Blocking Plans

The discovery was made by security researcher Sam Jadali, who told me at the time that Google’s Manifest V3 does not solve this specific problem: “It has some improvements however it explicitly states that server communication (potentially changing extension behavior) will still be allowed.

Tide Foundation

Tide Foundation

Decentralized blockchains with specific protocols such like Tide help organizations to encrypt their sensitive data and provide a strict framework for accessing it, protecting against security breaches and helping meet privacy regulation.

Privacy Matters And More For Our Trading Choices

Privacy Matters And More For Our Trading Choices

Even DEX’s fail to protect user privacy as sensitive information like receiving and sending address, and the transaction value is often saved on a public blockchain for anyone to see. Zero-knowledge proof explained with following example:Peggy knows the magic word that will open a secret door in a cave.

How To Mass Delete, Unfollow, Unlike, Block, Photos & People

How To Mass Delete, Unfollow, Unlike, Block, Photos & People

How To Mass Delete, Unfollow, Unlike, Block, Photos & People. Either way, this app has proven to save me more time than anything else when it comes to cleaning up my Instagram page so let’s check it out. * Mass delete posts. * Mass unlike posts. * Mass account whitelisting.

How Blockchain Technology Can Prevent Non-Consensual Surveillance

How Blockchain Technology Can Prevent Non-Consensual Surveillance

Apparently, when travelers are going through the Chinese border patrol process, workers are taking their phones and other devices into a separate room before returning them later on.

Foxtel files legal application to block proxy websites

Foxtel files legal application to block proxy websites

"The Copyright Amendment Bill will ensure a broader range of overseas websites and file-hosting services widely used for sharing music and movies are within the scope of the scheme, and provide a means for proxy and mirror pirate sites to be blocked quickly," the government said at the time.

Amazon Prime Day: Stay Safe While Shopping Online

Amazon Prime Day: Stay Safe While Shopping Online

While there are so many good deals going on this day it is easy to lose your mind and encounter some security issues like phishing attacks, identity theft, fake products, fake reviews.

Google is developing a 'heavy ad' blocker for Chrome

Google is developing a 'heavy ad' blocker for Chrome

Judging from a work-in-progress Chromium commit, the Chrome team may be expanding on this effort with a new blocker that targets ads that use too much network or CPU, or, as Google calls them, “heavy ads.” The commit message shares some specifics on what it currently takes to trigger this blocker, but notes that these numbers are subject to change at any time.

Somerville, Mass. Bans Facial Recognition

Somerville, Mass. Bans Facial Recognition

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The Salmon Project: How To Effectively Fight Online Censorship Using A Proxy With Trust Levels

The Salmon Project: How To Effectively Fight Online Censorship Using A Proxy With Trust Levels

The main idea behind the method is that censors might have agents that use the circumvention system in the same way that regular users do in order to find out the IP addresses of proxy servers so as to easily block them.

Best Ad Blockers for Chrome in 2019

Best Ad Blockers for Chrome in 2019

AdBlock Plus blocks ads with trackers and malicious downloads attached to them but does allow legitimate, or acceptable ads through that tend to help websites earn a little bit of revenue.

AI Proving to Be an Integral Part of Cryptocurrency High Volume Transaction Security

AI Proving to Be an Integral Part of Cryptocurrency High Volume Transaction Security

Crypto mining | Image source: PixabayBlockchain technology can decentralize the process of transferring money by making transactions transparent and allowing the community of users to verify them.

The UK Porn Ban — when does it start and how to bypass it?

The UK Porn Ban — when does it start and how to bypass it?

So from this date, those trying to access any porn site from the UK IP address will be asked to provide information that they are over eighteen. The ban applies to people who’re trying to access porn sites from the UK IP, so changing your IP would solve the problem, right?

Microsoft: tell us if you want us to build an ad blocker into Edge

Microsoft: tell us if you want us to build an ad blocker into Edge

In a recent AMA on Reddit, the Microsoft Edge dev team told users to tell them if they wanted an ad blocker build into the Edge browser.

Privacy hazard: Centralized financial blue chips behind Facebook's GlobalCoin

Privacy hazard: Centralized financial blue chips behind Facebook's GlobalCoin

Totally centralized and run by the same payment processors already dominating the financial sector, Facebook's GlobalCoin looks more like a blockchain trojan horse than a cryptocurrency proper. So far a dozen companies have joined Project Libra / GlobalCoin, among them some of the top e-commerce businesses and financial payment processors today:.

UK gov's porn block is a privacy disaster waiting to happen, says new report

UK gov's porn block is a privacy disaster waiting to happen, says new report

rolls out porn blocks for under 18s and tug tokens for over 18s that still want to enjoy the less fine things of life, a new report from the Open Rights Group (ORG) has highlighted yet more problems: this time in BBFC age verification certificate standards and data protection.

IOS App Trackers Are Collecting Your Personal Data

IOS App Trackers Are Collecting Your Personal Data

New revelations show that iOS apps gather massive amounts of personal data from unsuspecting users, highlighting the need for blockchain solutions to data privacy. Even without saving an entire file on the blockchain, the iOS/Android user can rest assured that the information has not been tampered with.

Google Just Gave 2 Billion Chrome Users A Reason To Switch To Firefox

Google Just Gave 2 Billion Chrome Users A Reason To Switch To Firefox

And the software giant is not backing down: It says the only people that can use ad blockers following the change will be Google’s enterprise users. It probably means enterprise customers can develop in-house Chrome extensions, not for ad blocking use, 9to5Google says.

Chrome to limit full ad blocking extensions to enterprise users

Chrome to limit full ad blocking extensions to enterprise users

In a response to the overwhelming negative feedback, Google is standing firm on Chrome’s ad blocking changes, sharing that current ad blocking capabilities will be restricted to enterprise users.

Google relents slightly on blocking ad-blockers – for paid-up enterprise Chrome users, everyone else not so much

Google relents slightly on blocking ad-blockers – for paid-up enterprise Chrome users, everyone else not so much

In response to concerns raised last month by the developers of the EFF's Privacy Badger extension, Simeon Vincent, developer advocate for Chrome extensions at Google, last week published an update on the company's Manifest v3 plan.

Firefox CSP Issue may cause extension conflicts

Firefox CSP Issue may cause extension conflicts

Mozilla Firefox has an issue right now that is causing conflicts if multiple extensions are installed that modify CSP headers on visited sites. Mozilla Firefox has an issue right now that is causing conflicts if multiple extensions are installed that modify CSP headers on visited sites.

Spyware Watchdog

Spyware Watchdog

Brave Browser is a Chromium fork with many interesting features not found elsewhere, such as built-in Adblock and other extensions, fingerprinting protection, cleaner Preferences menu than other Chrome forks, and the (opt-in) ability to automatically support (pay) the websites you visit.

Sky Views: The government is quietly creating a digital ID card without us noticing

Sky Views: The government is quietly creating a digital ID card without us noticing

In mid-April, a few days after the launch of the government's long-waited Online Harms white paper, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) announced a code of practice for age-appropriate design online, proposing strong restrictions on the way under-18s are treated online.