Google, Mozilla, Apple Block Kazakhstan's Root CA Certificate to Prevent Spying

Google, Mozilla, Apple Block Kazakhstan's Root CA Certificate to Prevent Spying

"When a user in Kazakhstan installs the root certificate provided by their ISP, they are choosing to trust a CA that doesn't have to follow any rules and can issue a certificate for any website to anyone," Mozilla explained in a blog post published today.

Chrome Extension turns out to be a watchdog on User’s actions: An expert says.

Chrome Extension turns out to be a watchdog on User’s actions: An expert says.

The experimentalist switched between Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to compare the experiences with cookies blocking and privacy policy. To the obvious outcome, Chrome proved to be sharing user information with third-party content developers in order to customize the ads and contents presented while surfing the web.

Google Chrome Incognito Mode Can Still Be Detected by These Methods

Google Chrome Incognito Mode Can Still Be Detected by These Methods

When Google made it so that Incognito mode uses a temporary filesystem using the computer's RAM, it opened up a new method of detecting it based on the amount of storage set aside for the internal filesystem used by the browser.

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.

Chrome 76 arrives, blocking Flash and making paywalls easier to bypass

Chrome 76 arrives, blocking Flash and making paywalls easier to bypass

The blocking of Flash will be welcomed by many, and -- once word spreads about what the implications are (namely that it makes it far easier to get around paywalls ) -- the same is likely to be true of the changes to the detection of Incognito mode.

FasterChrome speeds up Chrome browsing

FasterChrome speeds up Chrome browsing

FasterChrome is a new browser extension for Google Chrome that speeds up browsing in the web browser by preloading certain pages. FasterChrome works automatically on any page you visit in the Chrome web browser and on most links.

Bypassing anti-incognito detection in Google Chrome

Bypassing anti-incognito detection in Google Chrome

Using this information, I came up with a simple rule for detecting incognito mode i.e if the temporary storage quota <= 120MB then its safe to say that it’s an incognito window.

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.

Firefox is reinventing its Android app to undo Chrome's monopoly

Firefox is reinventing its Android app to undo Chrome's monopoly

(A full version of Preview will be released as Firefox's main Android browser this autumn).Tracking cookies are used to monitor user behaviour online and build profiles to serve targeted ads – one recent study suggested around 94 per cent of websites using some form of user tracking.

Firefox Will Give You a Fake Browsing History to Fool Advertisers

Firefox Will Give You a Fake Browsing History to Fool Advertisers

That’s the basic philosophy sold by Track THIS, “a new kind of incognito” browsing project, which opens up 100 tabs crafted to fit a specific character—a hypebeast, a filthy rich person, a doomsday prepper, or an influencer.

Google Confirms Timeline For Controversial Ad Blocking Plans

Google Confirms Timeline For Controversial Ad Blocking Plans

Chromium developer advocate Simeon Vincent confirmed that the first preview would be available for the Google developer Canary channel in late July or start of August. Microsoft is currently asking users whether they want built in ad blockers, while Brave has already said it won’t be taking on the Manifest V3 changes.

Review: Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch.

Review: Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch.

Google’s product managers told me in an interview that Chrome prioritizes privacy choices and controls, and they’re working on new ones for cookies. The Washington Post website has about 40 tracker cookies, average for a news site, which the company said in a statement are used to deliver better-targeted ads and track ad performance.

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.

How the founder of DuckDuckGo created the ultimate privacy-oriented search engine

How the founder of DuckDuckGo created the ultimate privacy-oriented search engine

Since launching a little more than a year ago, the apps and browser extensions have been installed more than 10 million times.

Chrome Will Soon Allow Users to Block Tracking Cookies Except Google's

Chrome Will Soon Allow Users to Block Tracking Cookies Except Google's

According to a new report, Chrome will be rolling out tools which allow users to block all tracking cookies. However, there's a catch — these soon-to-be-released tools will not allow users to block tracking cookies from Google.

Google's privacy push adds Incognito Mode for Maps and Search

Google's privacy push adds Incognito Mode for Maps and Search

Filters that auto-delete web & app activity will become available starting today with support for auto deleting your location history "in the coming weeks," and he also announced extensions for the Incognito Mode you're familiar with from Chrome.

Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Stop Advertisers from Tracking You

Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Stop Advertisers from Tracking You

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is readying a Chrome update that will allow you to block marketing companies from tracking you. The new tool will also give you the option to block all third-party tracking from marketing companies that use your information to make their money.

Reasons Not to Use Epic Privacy Browser

Reasons Not to Use Epic Privacy Browser

Another issue is the fact that they’re using regular web hosting services from the US for their proxy servers, which they inexplicably call a “VPN” on their front page:Thanks for the proxy, Digital OceanGiven the US’s track record with privacy, and given that Digital Ocean is open for business in the US, it isn’t likely that they’ll keep your data very private if the government comes knocking.

Google accused of sabotaging Firefox, again

Google accused of sabotaging Firefox, again

According to a former Mozilla executive, it’s something Google has been doing for years: intentionally sabotaging Firefox to increase Chrome’s popularity. "Google Chrome ads started appearing next to Firefox search terms. Each time one of these issues arose, Firefox lost users to Chrome.

Former Mozilla exec: Google has sabotaged Firefox for years

Former Mozilla exec: Google has sabotaged Firefox for years

"When I started at Mozilla in 2007 there was no Google Chrome, and most folks we spoke with inside [Google] were Firefox fans," Nightingale recollected in a Twitter thread on Saturday.

Петиция · Simple option to disable Pocket in Firefox · Change.org

Петиция · Simple option to disable Pocket in Firefox · Change.org

Firefox browser comes with Pocket extension built-in and the Settings option does not disable the service completely. 1) Add a simple and intuitive option in Firefox Settings to disable Pocket extension entirely:. - ensure that Pocket sites and API endpoints are not queried without user's explicit intent.

NoScript extension officially released for Google Chrome

NoScript extension officially released for Google Chrome

Logo: Giorgio Maone // Composition: ZDNet. Starting today, the NoScript Firefox extension, a popular tool for privacy-focused users, is also available for Google Chrome, Giorgio Maone, NoScript's author, has told ZDNet. Hacker group has been hijacking DNS traffic on D-Link routers for three months Why is it so hard for us to pay attention to cybersecurity?

Major Browsers to Prevent Disabling of Click Tracking Privacy Risk

Major Browsers to Prevent Disabling of Click Tracking Privacy Risk

A HTML standard called hyperlink auditing that allows sites to track link clicks is enabled by default on Safari, Chrome, Opera, and Microsoft Edge, but will soon have no way to disable it.

Protect yourself against a pure CSS data stealing attack called Exfil

Protect yourself against a pure CSS data stealing attack called Exfil

Mike Gualtieri, the researcher who discovered the vulnerability, published several proof of concept attacks designed to steal usernames, passwords, and other data on web pages it is used on. Just install the extension in a supported web browser to protect your data against attacks exploiting the issue.

Chrome “clear cookies on exit” feature does not work

Chrome “clear cookies on exit” feature does not work

If - like me - you don't mind having the Chrome bookmarks bar always visible, it gives you instant access to manually clear cookies by site.

Google Quietly Adds Search Engine Privacy Option To Chrome - Here's How To Enable It

Google Quietly Adds Search Engine Privacy Option To Chrome - Here's How To Enable It

The latest Google Chrome web browser update has a pleasant surprise in store for users who value their privacy. Indeed, DuckDuckGo enters into an agreement with the user to block advertising trackers, keep your search history private and allow you to take control of your personal data by not storing it.

BleachBit 2.2

BleachBit 2.2

The latest release brings major improvements to startup speed, cleaning Google Chrome and Firefox, support, and more. Add environment variable %cd% for use in custom cleaners (idea thanks to RaiKoHoff). Clean Midnight Commander on Windows (idea thanks to Tobias B.

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.

How to See Exactly Who Google Thinks You Are — And Then Turn off Their Tracking

How to See Exactly Who Google Thinks You Are — And Then Turn off Their Tracking

At their core, Google and Facebook are advertising companies — ads contribute more than 80 percent of their revenues. Next backbone of Google in data collection is Chrome, which is the most popular browser in both android and windows.

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