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.

How Companies Learn Your Secrets

How Companies Learn Your Secrets

Target can buy data about your ethnicity, job history, the magazines you read, if you’ve ever declared bankruptcy or got divorced, the year you bought (or lost) your house, where you went to college, what kinds of topics you talk about online, whether you prefer certain brands of coffee, paper towels, cereal or applesauce, your political leanings, reading habits, charitable giving and the number of cars you own.

Opinion | If We Care So Much About What Google Knows, Why Do We Keep Telling It Everything?

Opinion | If We Care So Much About What Google Knows, Why Do We Keep Telling It Everything?

Plus: Has it made one whit of difference that we’re now alerted to the use of cookies on websites, thanks to that recent rule issued by the European Union ?

Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.2

Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.2

Here’s an example of when ITP 2.2 will cap cookie persistence to one day: The website social.example has been classified by ITP as having cross-site tracking capabilities.

Cookies and How You’re Tracked Online

Cookies and How You’re Tracked Online

When a user logs in, a web application may choose to use session-based authentication. Session cookies and First-Party cookies are in most use cases essential for the proper functioning of the website.

89% of EU Government sites contain ad tech trackers

89% of EU Government sites contain ad tech trackers

Governmental sites in France, for example, have the highest number of commercial trackers, with a total of 52 different companies tracking visitors. The report says that cookies were discovered on public health service websites as well, with 52% of the sites tested found to contain ad trackers.

Tracking tools found on EU government and health websites

Tracking tools found on EU government and health websites

These are external links and will open in a new window Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Almost all EU government websites have trackers Online tools which track user behaviour for advertisers have been found on a swathe of EU public health websites, including NHS and Gov.uk pages.

Former FBI official: Our counterintelligence mission was to keep progressives out of congress

Former FBI official: Our counterintelligence mission was to keep progressives out of congress

And it seems to me, that’s where we’re at today.” Uhhhhhhh….Fmr FBI Assistant Director just said “When I first got into the FBI one of the missions of the FBI in its counterintelligence efforts was to try to keep” progressives out of government pic.twitter.com/l1KqQMO914 — Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence)

How Much of Your Data Would You Trade for a Free Cookie?

How Much of Your Data Would You Trade for a Free Cookie?

"It is crazy what people were willing to give me," said artist Risa Puno, who conducted the experiment, which she called "Please Enable Cookies," at a Brooklyn arts festival.

How to clear your cache, cookies and web history in Mozilla Firefox

How to clear your cache, cookies and web history in Mozilla Firefox

Luckily it’s very easy to remove your cache, cookies and web history in Firefox simply by following these steps: However, Firefox can be configured to clear cache, cookies and history on closing through the privacy and security settings.

Facebook to release first-party cookie option for ads, pull web analytics from Safari

Facebook to release first-party cookie option for ads, pull web analytics from Safari

The company is releasing a new first-party cookie option for advertisers, publishers, and developers to measure and optimize Facebook ads and capture analytics data from browsers that block third-party cookies — namely Apple’s Safari and soon Mozilla’s Firefox.

Firefox 65: New Cookie Jar Policy to block tracking

Firefox 65: New Cookie Jar Policy to block tracking

Firefox users may have a couple of questions when it comes to the new "Cookie Jar Policy" and how it differs from using the built-in Tracking Protection feature or third-party extensions to block certain types of connections or content in the browser by default.

'I am admin' bug turns WD's My Cloud boxes into Everyone's Cloud

'I am admin' bug turns WD's My Cloud boxes into Everyone's Cloud

Researchers at infosec shop Securify revealed today the vulnerability, designated CVE-2018-17153, which allows an unauthenticated attacker with network access to the device to bypass password checks and login with admin privileges.

Cookies, Browser Fingerprinting, And How You Can Delay The Death Of Online Privacy

Cookies, Browser Fingerprinting, And How You Can Delay The Death Of Online Privacy

Using the two methods, companies that utilize web trackers can collect massive amount of data from which they can create detailed user profiles, and use them for marketing purposes. Other strategies companies can use to track users, include: using web beacons, server logs, browser user-agent and Flash cookies.

James Stanley

James Stanley

Ricochet is instant messaging software that communicates over Tor, authenticates peers by their Tor onion address, and communicates directly peer-to-peer (via Tor hidden services) without any centralised servers involved.

How pervasive real-time bidding for online ads silently undermines your privacy online

How pervasive real-time bidding for online ads silently undermines your privacy online

Since advertisers often use different cookie identifiers, they may not be able to recognize a visitor to a Web site that is conducting a real-time ad auction from the information supplied.

Third-party cookies - the guests who won't leave

Third-party cookies - the guests who won't leave

We argue that we should aim to return to a web where third-party cookies are blocked by default, and are making that possible for users of our anti-tracking technology in Cliqz and Ghostery, however this is made difficult by the prevailing assumption that cookies are a free-for-all, making many sites fail to function properly in this environment.

Academics Discover New Bypasses for Browser Tracking Protections and Ad Blockers

Academics Discover New Bypasses for Browser Tracking Protections and Ad Blockers

Researchers looked at how browsers prevent third-party services —such as advertising companies— from tracking users via cross-site requests and persistent cookies. For their research, the KU Leuven team tested if browsers or extensions blocked cross-site requests for user cookie files initiated via: