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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mozilla started to push Tracking Protection in Firefox in 2017 and improved the feature recently with new options .Firefox users may select standard, strict and custom to block trackers and cookies (or allow them).From what has been revealed by Microsoft, Microsoft's privacy dashboard comes without custom option.
After all, they’re generally more concerned with the quality of their T&As than their T&Cs. And with porn sites collecting more data than the likes of Netflix and Hulu, recent history suggests that any individual giving up personal information like name, address, date of birth, and credit card details has good reason to sweat.
The company disclosed in March 2018 while preparing for its initial public offering that it discovered two million users, or about 1.3 percent of its total user base at the time, had been using ad blockers on the free version of Spotify, enough to force it to restate usage metrics.
The new Terms of Service, which go into effect on March 1st, will give Spotify the authority to terminate accounts immediately, without warning.
Raymond Hill, known as Gorhill online, the author of the popular content blockers uBlock Origin and uMatrix, voiced his concern over some of the planned changes; these changes, if implemented as proposed currently, remove functionality that the extensions use for content blocking.
Both Beta and Nightly are available for Android devices, but there’s an easier option for maximum privacy and security on all phones and tablets: A special mobile browser called Firefox Focus.
Geoblocking, the practice of websites blocking users from certain countries from accessing their content, is not as widespread as most people believe, a recently published study has revealed. Researchers said they used vantage points in 177 countries to test if they could access popular websites on the Alexa lists.
Browser Market share (desktop) Tracking protection Chrome 68% None Firefox 11% On by default in Private Browsing Internet Explorer 7% Off by default Safari 6% On by default Edge 4% None Opera 2% Off by default
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.
Modern browsers will place cookie files in response to both first- and third-party requests and they do so in a way that's open to security risks, like cross-site request forgery and cross-site script inclusion, and to privacy abuse, like third-party 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".
Mozilla wants to protect users from websites using abusive trackers, improving both performance and privacy. Here you can enable the blocking of slow-loading trackers or cross-site tracking through third-party cookies by clicking “Add Blocking…” next to the respective option.