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.

The fractured future of browser privacy

The fractured future of browser privacy

That existing model allows companies and advertisers at least some access to marketing data; one argument for preserving it is that if browsers become too restrictive, those parties will pull content from the open web and move it to mobile apps instead.

UK lays out tough child data privacy rules

UK lays out tough child data privacy rules

LONDON (AP) - Social media sites, games and other online services won’t be allowed to “nudge” British kids into revealing personal details or lowering their privacy settings, under tough new rules drawn up by the country’s privacy regulator.

Facebook Says Encrypting Messenger by Default Will Take Years

Facebook Says Encrypting Messenger by Default Will Take Years

Millican's presentation at the conference, in fact, wasn't about how Facebook plans to pull off the transition to default encryption for Messenger, which currently offers the feature only through its Secret Conversations mode.

DuckDuckGo is Now a Default Search Engine Option on Android in the EU

DuckDuckGo is Now a Default Search Engine Option on Android in the EU

DuckDuckGo will soon be offered as an option for default search engine on Android devices across the EU.European regulators are forcing Google to present Android users with the option to choose their own default search engine.

Please Mozilla, don't touch the user.js functionality in Firefox

Please Mozilla, don't touch the user.js functionality in Firefox

One of the main advantages over Firefox's preferences file is that it has priority and that it is a user-owned file that is left untouched when Mozilla makes changes to the browser.

Google suspends GMS licenses to all new models for the Turkish market

Google suspends GMS licenses to all new models for the Turkish market

The regulator announced the preliminary results of another investigation, saying that Google has abused its dominant position in search and advertising to push its services at the expense of local competition.

Mozilla Foundation

Mozilla Foundation

What you may not know is that this button allows Facebook to track what sites you’re browsing in order to target ads to you.We’re calling on Facebook to turn off the default use of cross-site tracking tools - such as the like button on external sites - that target advertising based on people’s browsing.

7 Steps To A Far Less Intrusive And More Mindful Internet Experience

7 Steps To A Far Less Intrusive And More Mindful Internet Experience

Using Telegram as your default messenger app will help you have a fun and joyful experience with your friends and family without making yourself a target of commercial messages.

Facebook is testing end-to-end encryption for secret Messenger calls

Facebook is testing end-to-end encryption for secret Messenger calls

According to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook is testing encrypting video and audio calls over Messenger in Secret mode.Facebook Messenger is testing Video/Audio calls over Secret Conversation — Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane).

Why big ISPs aren’t happy about Google’s plans for encrypted DNS

Why big ISPs aren’t happy about Google’s plans for encrypted DNS

Google and Mozilla are trying to address these concerns by adding support in their browsers for sending DNS queries over the encrypted HTTPS protocol.Despite insinuations from telecom companies, Google says, the company has no plans to switch Chrome users to its own DNS servers.

DoH disabled by default in Firefox

DoH disabled by default in Firefox

Applications should respect OS configured settings.The DoH settings still can be overriden if needed.setting from Otto's change to.For more details on how to configure Firefox's use of DoH, please see their wiki.

Mozilla plans to roll out DNS over HTTPS to US users in late September 2019

Mozilla plans to roll out DNS over HTTPS to US users in late September 2019

Starting in late September 2019, DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is going to be rolled out to Firefox users in the United States.Starting in late September 2019, DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is going to be rolled out to Firefox users in the United States.

Over half a million active GPS trackers have ‘123456’ as default password

Over half a million active GPS trackers have ‘123456’ as default password

Back in May, UK cybersecurity firm Fidus Information Security revealed a vulnerability in a popular GPS tracker used by elderly patients that can be tricked into sending its real-time location simply by sending it a text message with a specific command.

Use DuckDuckGo Search in Chrome

Use DuckDuckGo Search in Chrome

If you are conscious about your privacy and prefer a search engine that does not track you – then look no further than DuckDuckGo. Using Requestly Chrome & Firefox extension, you can setup a simple rule such that any search query to Google is actually handled by DuckDuckGo in a privacy-first manner.

Just Opening A Document in LibreOffice Can Hack Your Computer (Unpatched)

Just Opening A Document in LibreOffice Can Hack Your Computer (Unpatched)

CVE-2019-9849 : This vulnerability, which you can fix by installing the latest available update, could allow the inclusion of remote arbitrary content within a document even when 'stealth mode' is enabled.

Which Linux distro is best for privacy?

Which Linux distro is best for privacy?

The Linux distros mentioned above are considered two of the best for privacy (both have very specific capabilities that makes each better for different use cases and threat models).

Predicting the future of internet privacy

Predicting the future of internet privacy

Behind these statistics, however, are changing behaviors that point to a future in which users are more mindful of how their online activity translates into data, and businesses are starting to notice.

How to enable DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) in Firefox

How to enable DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) in Firefox

This mode of operation bypasses the default DNS settings that exist at the OS level, which, in most cases are the ones set by local internet service providers (ISPs).This also means that apps that support DoH can effectively bypass local ISPs traffic filters and access content that may be blocked by a local telco or local government -- and a reason why DoH is currently hailed as a boon for users' privacy and security.

Internet group brands Mozilla ‘internet villain’ for supporting DNS privacy feature

Internet group brands Mozilla ‘internet villain’ for supporting DNS privacy feature

The U.K.’s Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA), the trade group for U.K. internet service providers, nominated the browser maker for its proposed effort to roll out the security feature, which they say will allow users to “bypass UK filtering obligations and parental controls, undermining internet safety standards in the UK.”.

Firefox extension to protect users from reverse tabnabbing

Firefox extension to protect users from reverse tabnabbing

Firefox will further protect its consumers from phishing attacks as Mozilla plans to enable a seldomly-used privacy extension by default. A recent ecosystem-wide HTML specification adjustment has now driven Mozilla to work on a new feature that will mitigate this issue in Firefox by default.

Watchdog group Electronic Frontier Foundation warns people of the dangers of using Slack, the popular work chat app now worth $18 billion

Watchdog group Electronic Frontier Foundation warns people of the dangers of using Slack, the popular work chat app now worth $18 billion

Slack's privacy page explains that with all plans, paid or free, "the default message and file retention setting is to keep everything for as long as the workspace exists.".

How to configure Safari in iOS

How to configure Safari in iOS

We have written a user-friendly and privacy focused guide, to teach you how to configure Safari in iOS.This is more like a cheat sheet, we didn't want to bore you with technical jargon.