DuckDuckGo reveals how you can block Google's new method of tracking Chrome users

DuckDuckGo reveals how you can block Google's new method of tracking Chrome users

Privacy-first search engine DuckDuckGo on Friday posted a blog that discussed Google's new data tracking system called Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC).FLoC replaces the use of cookies to track users and feed them ads and other targeted content.

Firefox 87 trims HTTP Referrers by default to protect user privacy

Firefox 87 trims HTTP Referrers by default to protect user privacy

However, if a website does not set any kind of referrer policy, then web browsers have traditionally defaulted to using a policy of ‘no-referrer-when-downgrade’, which trims the referrer when navigating to a less secure destination (e.g., navigating from https: to http:) but otherwise sends the full URL including path , and query information of the originating document as the referrer.

I2PChat - Instant Messenger

I2PChat - Instant Messenger

July, 2020 Set ECIES and ED25519 as default sigtype/encryption Add support for optional web page to display user profile at .b32 address Remove insecure DSA_SHA1 from Signature Types Add ECIES (Ratchet) encryption type to new profiles (UI option coming soon!)

Brave Browser announces Brave Search: a privacy conscious alternative to Google

Brave Browser announces Brave Search: a privacy conscious alternative to Google

Brave Browser, the secure and private browser launched by Brendan Eich in 2018, has recently announced the acquisition of Tailcat and the release of their Google Search alternative: Brave Search.Brendan Eich emphasizes that Brave Search (and the Browser behind it) will not treat its users or its users’ data the way that Google does.

Fleeing WhatsApp for Better Privacy? Don't Turn to Telegram

Fleeing WhatsApp for Better Privacy? Don't Turn to Telegram

Mimoun, the founder of the digital security nonprofit Horizontal, asked the participants to list messaging platforms that they'd heard of or used, and they quickly rattled off Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Signal, and Telegram.

Secret Chat in Telegram Left Self-Destructing Media Files On Devices

Secret Chat in Telegram Left Self-Destructing Media Files On Devices

Popular messaging app Telegram fixed a privacy-defeating bug in its macOS app that made it possible to access self-destructing audio and video messages long after they disappeared from secret chats.

Barcode Scanner app on Google Play infects 10 million users with one update

Barcode Scanner app on Google Play infects 10 million users with one update

No, in the case of Barcode Scanner, malicious code had been added that was not in previous versions of the app.It is hard to tell just how long Barcode Scanner had been in the Google Play store as a legitimate app before it became malicious.

Warning: Telegram is not end-to-end encrypted by default

Warning: Telegram is not end-to-end encrypted by default

After tech behemoths like Twitter moved to ban Trump and thousands of other far-right accounts, millions moved to apps like Signal and Telegram for their encrypted messaging services."Signal is [pretty] much a classic 'messenger' product, end-to-end encrypted by default," Isaac explained.

Google is rolling out end-to-end encryption for RCS in Android Messages beta

Google is rolling out end-to-end encryption for RCS in Android Messages beta

Google is directly offering RCS chat services through its Android Messages app to anybody who installs it and uses it as their default texting app, which partly bypasses a carrier rollout that, at times, has ranged from sluggish to incoherent to broken.

Dear Google: We Agree Search Competition Should Be "Only 1 Click Away" – So Why Is It 15+ on Android?

Dear Google: We Agree Search Competition Should Be "Only 1 Click Away" – So Why Is It 15+ on Android?

Dear Google, one of the most repeated lines you’ve used to fend off antitrust inquiries is to say search competition is “only one click away.” The recent House Antitrust Subcommittee report notes that “in an internal presentation about [Microsoft] Internet Explorer’s default search selection, Google recommended that users be given an initial opportunity to select a search engine and that browsers minimize the steps required to change the default search provider.” Finally, something we can agree on!

USBGuard · InfoSec Handbook – information security blog

USBGuard · InfoSec Handbook – information security blog

By default, USBGuard allows all USB devices that are currently connected to your machine.In your terminal, enter usbguard list-devices to see all USB devices that are connected to the system.If you connect another USB device to the machine, USBGuard blocks it by default.

Facebook argues Apple should let its apps like Messenger be default on iPhone

Facebook argues Apple should let its apps like Messenger be default on iPhone

With iOS 14, Apple has opened up its mobile platform more than ever before with the ability to set third-party apps as defaults for mail and browser.Would you like Apple to open up messaging to allow third-party apps to be the default?

GitHub - sdushantha/tmpmail: ✉️ A temporary email right from your terminal

GitHub - sdushantha/tmpmail: ✉️ A temporary email right from your terminal

But if you prefer another text based web browser or would rather view the email in a GUI web browser such as Firefox, simply use the.$ tmpmail [ Inbox for [email protected] ] 83414443 [email protected] Test Email.$ tmpmail -t 83414443 To: [email protected] From: [email protected] Subject: Test Email Hello World.

Google Deal Should Keep Mozilla Afloat for Years

Google Deal Should Keep Mozilla Afloat for Years

The publication says that Mozilla will earn between $400 million and $450 million each year through 2023 from the agreement, which ensures that Google will be the default search service in Firefox.

Hello, Noteworthy

Hello, Noteworthy

For now, by default when you install Noteworthy it will use the free (as in beer) Decentralabs operated Gateway and Hub so you'll need to reach out to [email protected] to get an invite code.

Zoom Security Exploit - Cracking private meeting passwords - Tom Anthony

Zoom Security Exploit - Cracking private meeting passwords - Tom Anthony

Over the next couple of days, I spent time reverse engineering the endpoints for the web client Zoom provide, and found I was able to iterate over all possible default passwords to discover the password for a given private meeting.

Ubuntu Will No Longer Track Which Packages Users Install

Ubuntu Will No Longer Track Which Packages Users Install

The stats that popcon gathers is used to help “improve future versions of Ubuntu so that the most popular packages are the ones which are installed automatically for new users.”.So future installs of Ubuntu desktop will no longer include the popularity contest package by default.

Google introduces new default auto-delete settings for location and YouTube history.

Google introduces new default auto-delete settings for location and YouTube history.

Indeed, incognito mode has been baked into Chrome 's browser for over a decade, but the company added it to YouTube in 2018, followed by Google Maps a year later, allowing users to temporarily stop their search activities from being saved to their Google Account.

Cross-signing and End-to-end Encryption by Default is HERE!!!

Cross-signing and End-to-end Encryption by Default is HERE!!!

Three years have passed since we first announced End-to-end Encryption in Matrix and started to beta test it in Riot - and after an enormous amount of polishing and refinement on its user experience, we are finally declaring it out of beta and enabling it by default for all new private conversations in Riot.

Xiaomi Devices Found Tracking And Recording Browsing Data Of Millions

Xiaomi Devices Found Tracking And Recording Browsing Data Of Millions

Xiaomi has been tracking and recording an insane amount of private data, from user’s phone habits to queries in the Xiaomi’s default browsers.When the information tracked in browsers is compiled with phone’s “metadata” collected by Xiaomi, Cirlig says the company can easily identify a single person.

Netherlands commits to Free Software by default

Netherlands commits to Free Software by default

In an open letter to the Parliament, the Dutch minister for internal affairs Raymond Knops commits to a "Free Software by default" policy and underlines its benefits for society.

Mozilla installs Scheduled Telemetry Task on Windows with Firefox 75

Mozilla installs Scheduled Telemetry Task on Windows with Firefox 75

Mozilla installs Scheduled Telemetry Task on Windows with Firefox 75.Observant Firefox users on Windows who have updated the web browser to Firefox 75 may have noticed that the upgrade brought along with it a new scheduled tasks.

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.

GitHub - SadeghHayeri/GreenTunnel: GreenTunnel is an anti-censorship utility designed to bypass the DPI system that is put in place by various ISPs to block access to certain websites.

GitHub - SadeghHayeri/GreenTunnel: GreenTunnel is an anti-censorship utility designed to bypass the DPI system that is put in place by various ISPs to block access to certain websites.

GreenTunnel bypasses DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) systems found in many ISPs (Internet Service Providers) which block access to certain websites.For example, if the administrator chooses to block the hostname youtube using this feature, all Website access attempts over HTTPS that contain youtube like in the SNI would be blocked.

Study ranks the privacy of major browsers. Here are the findings

Study ranks the privacy of major browsers. Here are the findings

The study found the default Brave settings provided the most privacy, with no collection of identifiers allowing the tracking of IP addresses over time and no sharing of the details of webpages visited with backend servers.

Firefox enables DNS-over-HTTPS by default (with Cloudflare) for all U.S. users

Firefox enables DNS-over-HTTPS by default (with Cloudflare) for all U.S. users

However, the way Mozilla implemented DNS-over-HTTPS in the Firefox web browser also received criticism over in past few months over favoring Cloudflare and instead of trying to upgrade to an encrypted DoH server operated by the user's existing DNS provider.

Firefox turns controversial new encryption on by default in the US

Firefox turns controversial new encryption on by default in the US

Starting today, Mozilla will turn on by default DNS over HTTPS (DoH) for Firefox users in the US, the company has announced.When it announced that it would be turning on DoH by default last year, Mozilla said that it would allow for opt-in parental controls and disable DoH if Firefox detects them.

Windows 10 Privacy Guide: Settings Everyone Should Use

Windows 10 Privacy Guide: Settings Everyone Should Use

In the General privacy settings, Windows 10 allows you to turn off that advertising ID and also the ads that you see in the Start menu and other places.Microsoft will occasionally display suggestions/ads/promotions in the Windows Start menu for new apps or products that they have released.

Mental health websites don't have to sell your data. Most still do.

Mental health websites don't have to sell your data. Most still do.

For example, the page dedicated to treatments for depression on French health website Eurekasante contacts an astounding 71 third parties (compared to 36 in our first research) as soon as you open the page.

Protect Your Browsing With DNS Over TLS

Protect Your Browsing With DNS Over TLS

What Can You Do. Support for DNS over TLS isn’t as mature as HTTPS yet, but it’s still easy enough to get set up and use.Your Windows PC is now configured to use Stubby to send your DNS over TLS.