Privacy activist Max Schrems claims Google Advertising ID on Android is unlawful, files complaint in France

Privacy activist Max Schrems claims Google Advertising ID on Android is unlawful, files complaint in France

Last November the European group filed a complaint to the German and Spanish data protection authorities concerning Apple's IDFA (Identifier for Advertisers) on iPhones, claiming it was equivalent to a tracking cookie being placed by a website without the user's consent, which is against the EU's e-Privacy law.

Mozilla Explains: Cookies and supercookies

Mozilla Explains: Cookies and supercookies

Cross-site tracking cookies are stored on your computer by websites you visit.Supercookies are another type of tracker that acts like cross-site tracking cookies by collecting your data and reporting it back to their owners.

Browser tracking protections won't stop tracking, warns DuckDuckGo

Browser tracking protections won't stop tracking, warns DuckDuckGo

In a blog post on Tuesday, the privacy-focused search biz explains that the much discussed plan by Google to eliminate third-party cookies in Chrome by the end of 2022, and related restrictions already implemented in browsers like Brave, Firefox, and Safari, will have a limited effect on marketers' online tracking efforts.

Experts doubt the privacy claims of Google’s Federated Learning of Cohorts ad targeting model

Experts doubt the privacy claims of Google’s Federated Learning of Cohorts ad targeting model

Google recently declared that it will stop selling targeted ads based on your internet history as provided by third party cookies, and is instead working on a new privacy conscious way for advertisers to target internet users called Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC).

Firefox 86 Introduces Total Cookie Protection

Firefox 86 Introduces Total Cookie Protection

In combination with the Supercookie Protections we announced last month, Total Cookie Protection provides comprehensive partitioning of cookies and other site data between websites in Firefox.Total Cookie Protection is an evolution of the First-Party-Isolation feature, a privacy protection that is shipped in Tor Browser.

Browser ‘Favicons’ Can Be Used as Undeletable ‘Supercookies’ to Track You Online

Browser ‘Favicons’ Can Be Used as Undeletable ‘Supercookies’ to Track You Online

According to a researcher, though, these icons can also be a security vulnerability that could let websites track your movement and bypass VPNs, incognito browsing status, and other traditional methods of cloaking your movement online.

NPR Cookie Consent and Choices

NPR Cookie Consent and Choices

You may click on “ Your Choices ” below to learn about and use cookie management tools to limit use of cookies when you visit NPR’s sites.

No cookie for you

No cookie for you

At GitHub, we want to protect developer privacy, and we find cookie banners quite irritating, so we decided to look for a solution.So, we have removed all non-essential cookies from GitHub, and visiting our website does not send any information to third-party analytics services.

Google reCAPTCHA service under the microscope: Questions raised over privacy promises, cookie use

Google reCAPTCHA service under the microscope: Questions raised over privacy promises, cookie use

Two different domains generally shouldn't have access to the same set of cookie data, based on the distinction between first-party and third-party resources in the web browser security model."Triangle syncs expand an advertising universe and make it possible to target someone across more domains," Edwards told The Register .

Everything You Need To Know About Browser Cookies

Everything You Need To Know About Browser Cookies

When you go back to a website over and over your browser will remember the preferences you like through cookies.A session cookie is used to remember what you have in your cart as you browse an online store.

Brave browser first to nix CNAME deception, the sneaky DNS trick used by marketers to duck privacy controls

Brave browser first to nix CNAME deception, the sneaky DNS trick used by marketers to duck privacy controls

Many of the online privacy abuses over the years have come from third-party resources like scripts and cookies, which is why third-party cookies are now blocked by default in Brave, Firefox, Safari, and Tor Browser.

Cookieviz 2: new features to observe hidden web practices

Cookieviz 2: new features to observe hidden web practices

CookieViz is the first software for the general public developed in-house by the CNIL.The source code of the Cookieviz software is freely accessible and can be improved by developers.

Visitor Analytics announces the launch of a website analytics module that needs no cookie consent

Visitor Analytics announces the launch of a website analytics module that needs no cookie consent

Earlier this week, the team at Visitor Analytics, announced the addition of a feature that allows website owners to track their visitors without prior consent, while ensuring them that they are also in compliance with personal data privacy laws such as GDPR, CCPA or LGPD.Visitor Analytics is positioned as a privacy-focused alternative to Google Analytics and other similar services.

ThreatSpike Blog: Zoom still don't understand GDPR

ThreatSpike Blog: Zoom still don't understand GDPR

During the last month, Threatspike EDR detected the widely used Zoom Windows client accessing the Google Chrome cookie file during the uninstall process.The file is seen accessing the user's Chrome Cookies file and reading parts of the file that do not contain Zoom related information.

Can Killing Cookies Save Journalism?

Can Killing Cookies Save Journalism?

A study performed by Google last year, for example, concluded that disabling cookies reduced publisher revenue by more than 50 percent.

The Original Cookie specification from 1997 was GDPR compliant

The Original Cookie specification from 1997 was GDPR compliant

If you tried to do this before cookies, when people put a product into a shopping cart on the first page they visited, as soon as they click on anything else, the browser would think this was a completely new visit, and...

The EU is trying to fix its abysmal cookie consent policy

The EU is trying to fix its abysmal cookie consent policy

Some website providers, for example, interpret simply scrolling or swiping on the page as agreeing to their tracking policies.

Apple updates Safari’s anti-tracking tech with full third-party cookie blocking

Apple updates Safari’s anti-tracking tech with full third-party cookie blocking

Apple on Tuesday released a major update to its Safari Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP), the privacy feature that allows the company’s web browser to block cookies and prevent advertisers from snooping on your web habits.

I found a loophole to prevent those pesky cookie notices 👀

I found a loophole to prevent those pesky cookie notices 👀

I’ve spent months studying the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Cookie Law and found a way to avoid having to ask you for any kind of permissions.Full screen cookie notices of course!Want to know why I don’t have a cookie notice on this site?

The industry is looking to first-party data to replace cookies, but the open web may lose out

The industry is looking to first-party data to replace cookies, but the open web may lose out

At the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Annual Leadership Meeting in Palm Springs, California, on Feb. 10, the IAB Tech Lab proposed developing a new identifier based on people’s email addresses or phone numbers, which provide a more consistent, deterministic way of recognizing someone than the third-party cookie ever did.

What strictly necessary cookies does the BBC use?

What strictly necessary cookies does the BBC use?

In BBC Sounds, a cookie in the Radioplayer web console that sets an identifier for each unique browser to allow aggregated analysis.In BBC Sounds, a cookie in the Radioplayer web console to remember whether you've seen certain one-time messages.

Time to (re-)evaluate your cookie and consent management platform

Time to (re-)evaluate your cookie and consent management platform

Likewise, some current implementations don’t even have an opt-out option, it’s “opt-in” or nothing, which leads to another consideration right now: Make clear you’re collecting the cookies (or any personal data) for a specific purpose .

How contextual targeting will replace cookies in the privacy age

How contextual targeting will replace cookies in the privacy age

Furthermore, while consumers might opt out of cookie-based targeting, a website with watch content can share insights with a brand about the type of customers visiting their site.Diving deeper into contextual targeting also enables a brand to measure consumer approaches to specific content.

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.

The Evolution of the Internet, Identity, Privacy and Tracking – How Cookies and Tracking Exploded, and Why We Need New Standards for Consumer Privacy

The Evolution of the Internet, Identity, Privacy and Tracking – How Cookies and Tracking Exploded, and Why We Need New Standards for Consumer Privacy

For years now, hardly a month goes by that we don’t hear negative sentiment regarding HTTP cookies, though they remain the only technical mechanism available within standard internet protocols to support the personalized web experience we expect as consumers, including our privacy preferences.

Blog: Cookies – what does ‘good’ look like?

Blog: Cookies – what does ‘good’ look like?

Any non-essential cookies, including third party cookies used for the purposes of online advertising or web analytics, require prior consent to the GDPR standard. Being fairer, more transparent and accountable to the people who use your website will increase their trust and confidence in you.

Somerville, Mass. Bans Facial Recognition

Somerville, Mass. Bans Facial Recognition

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Mozilla-central: changeset 480087:caacd1cb3ec10b6d39a4fbdc5eb09a7a703d87c3

Mozilla-central: changeset 480087:caacd1cb3ec10b6d39a4fbdc5eb09a7a703d87c3

QueryInterface(Ci.nsIHttpChannel); + equal(httpChannel.getRequestHeader("Cookie"), "type=chocolate-chip", "The header should be sent"); + .removeObserver(cookieExpectedObserver, "http-on-modify-request"); + cookieExpectedDeferred.resolve(); + } + .addObserver(cookieExpectedObserver, "http-on-modify-request"); + await fetch(serverUrl); + await cookieExpectedDeferred.promise; + + // A request through the NormandyApi method should not send that cookie + const cookieNotExpectedDeferred = PromiseUtils.defer(); + function cookieNotExpectedObserver(aSubject, aTopic, aData) { + equal(aTopic, "http-on-modify-request", "Only the expected topic should be observed"); + let httpChannel = aSubject.

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.

MITM attacks: three popular methods with dangerous outcomes

MITM attacks: three popular methods with dangerous outcomes

This way, an attacker can gain access to personal information, intercept the communication and inject it with malicious elements, or redirect the unsuspecting user to a fraudulent web site. img: Session_Hijacking_3.JPGOnce again, by using ARP Cache poisoning, an attacker can get access to full browsing information.