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.

Facebook could soon be snooping on your encrypted WhatsApp messages under plans to moderate content

Facebook could soon be snooping on your encrypted WhatsApp messages under plans to moderate content

Facebook revealed its plans to transfer content moderation from human-staffed data centres to on-device, AI-powered systems in a presentation at the firm's F8 annual developer conference on May 1, 2019.The proposed concept would appear to see content moderation executed on user messages directly within WhatsApp, prior to their encryption — with the filtering algorithms themselves being regularly updated from a central source.

This Tool Lets You See Facebook’s Targeted Political Ads All Over the World

This Tool Lets You See Facebook’s Targeted Political Ads All Over the World

The researchers had to collect this data by scraping Facebook's Ad Library API, a tool Facebook released after Mozilla called on the company to make its political advertisements more transparent ahead of the May 2019 EU elections.

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.

Estimating the success of re-identifications in incomplete datasets using generative models

Estimating the success of re-identifications in incomplete datasets using generative models

For re-identifications that the model predicts to be always correct (\(\widehat {\xi _{\boldsymbol{x}}}\, > \, 0.95\), estimated individual uniqueness >95%), the likelihood of them to be incorrect (false-discovery rate) is 5.26% (see bottom-right inset in Fig. 2a ).

A thread written by @chopraftc

A thread written by @chopraftc

$5 billion sounds like a lot, but the fine print in the settlement has a lot for $FB to celebrate. 3) The settlement fine print gives Facebook broad immunity for “known” and “unknown” violations.

You’re very easy to track down, even when your data has been anonymized

You’re very easy to track down, even when your data has been anonymized

Given 15 demographic attributes of someone living in Massachusetts, there’s a 99.98% chance you could find that person in any anonymized database.“As the information piles up, the chances it isn’t you decrease very quickly,” says Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, a researcher at Imperial College London and one of the study’s authors.

Why you need to use a VPN to stop Google and Facebook from tracking your porn habits

Why you need to use a VPN to stop Google and Facebook from tracking your porn habits

A team of researchers from Microsoft, the University of Pennsylvania, and Carnegie Mellon have revealed a study showing that Google and Facebook are keeping tabs on your porn viewing habits with trackers and using incognito mode or private browsing does not stop it.

Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode is way less private than you think

Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode is way less private than you think

Despite the long-known fact that Incognito isn't truly anonymous, new research has re-emphasised that Google and other web browsers are still tracking you in privacy mode, even on the most sensitive of sites.

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.

Org - meetings - 2019Stockholm - Notes - FirefoxTorUpliftAndTorModeAddOn – Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki

Org - meetings - 2019Stockholm - Notes - FirefoxTorUpliftAndTorModeAddOn – Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki

There are two main topics of this session: Discussion a proposal for a "Tor mode" addon for Firefox. We looked at ​, which is a list of patches that appear in Tor Browser tickets that may be considered for uplift into Firefox.

Tales from the spam filter of an Android app developer

Tales from the spam filter of an Android app developer

I regularly get mail from various shady companies that obviously crawl Play for developer contact addresses in order to spam them with “lucrative business proposals”. Automatically crawling Google Play for contact addresses of fairly obscure apps and spamming their developers is actually child’s play.

Apple Publicly Makes Fun of Google’s Privacy Issues With New Billboard

Apple Publicly Makes Fun of Google’s Privacy Issues With New Billboard

Apple has placed a billboard, which reads, “We’re in the business of staying out of yours.” The billboard has been placed right next to new headquarter of Sidewalk Labs in Toronto.

Facebook isn’t listening to you, but through tracking what you do, it can serve up ads like it is

Facebook isn’t listening to you, but through tracking what you do, it can serve up ads like it is

Most of us know that every time we like a post, leave a comment and tag a friend, that gives Facebook even more ammunition to serve us ads. “There are many other ways for Facebook to target you with ads based on data they’ve collected and put through algorithms,” privacy advocate Paul Bischoff says.

New Warning Reveals Gmail's Major Privacy Problem

New Warning Reveals Gmail's Major Privacy Problem

“Confidential mode emails are not end-to-end encrypted, for example, which means that Google can see the contents of your messages,” she says. “Without end-to-end encryption, Gmail’s confidential mode is little more than a marketing trick designed to pacify users concerned about privacy,” the blog says.

YouTube facing investigation from federal government over inability to protect children

YouTube facing investigation from federal government over inability to protect children

YouTube’s ongoing problems surrounding content that involves children has led to an investigation from the federal government, according to a new Washington Post report.

The CIA Spied on People Through Their Smart TVs, Leaked Documents Reveal

The CIA Spied on People Through Their Smart TVs, Leaked Documents Reveal

Hackers at the Central Intelligence Agency, with the help of colleagues from the British spy agency MI5, developed malware to secretly spy on targets through their Samsung Smart TVs, according to new documents published by WikiLeaks.

When it comes to privacy, default settings matter!

When it comes to privacy, default settings matter!

As of today, for new users who download and install Firefox for the first time, Enhanced Tracking Protection will automatically be set on by default , protecting our users from the pervasive tracking and collection of personal data by ad networks and tech companies.

/e/ pre-installed Grade A smartphones

/e/ pre-installed Grade A smartphones

And we’d love to hear which model you would buy if interested, so we can plan accordingly. You can register by clicking on the button located underneath your smartphone of choice, and leave your contact details so we can come back to you when these phones will be available.

JackPair: p2p speech encrypting device

JackPair: p2p speech encrypting device

Thus, the voice codec used in the project provides a bitrate of 800 bps, works with 90 ms frames containing 540 6KHz PCM samples, compressing them to 72 bits of data.

Adobe Tells Users They Can Get Sued for Using Old Versions of Photoshop

Adobe Tells Users They Can Get Sued for Using Old Versions of Photoshop

“We have recently discontinued certain older versions of Creative Cloud applications and and a result, under the terms of our agreement, you are no longer licensed to use them,” Adobe said in the email.

Privacy 2019 Part Two: Band-aids for Bullet Holes

Privacy 2019 Part Two: Band-aids for Bullet Holes

Now let me be clear, Google is still the giant, scary privacy monster right now, but if they implement all of the things announced, they will be closer to Apple than Facebook in terms of user privacy.

Still have Windows 7? 32 Security Reasons to Move to Windows 10

Still have Windows 7? 32 Security Reasons to Move to Windows 10

Windows 10 supports additional LSA Protection, allowing LSASS to run as a Protected Process, protecting the credentials it stores from malware without a malicious kernel mode component.10.

Engineers Develop Ingenious Method to Defeat AI Surveillance... With a Color Printout

Engineers Develop Ingenious Method to Defeat AI Surveillance... With a Color Printout

Suffice it to say, we were quite pleased when we learned that engineers from the University of KU Leuven (Belgium) developed a way – specifically, an adversarial attack – to effectively disrupt object detection AI powered by the YOLOv2 algorithm.

Mission possible: How to fend off online trackers

Mission possible: How to fend off online trackers

By default, browsers store various bits of information on your computer about websites you visit: The cache is storage that contains images and other Web data. Bear in mind, however, that a VPN will not provide total protection against information harvesting by social networks, search engines, and online trackers.

Better Apps through Better Privacy

Better Apps through Better Privacy

And again, there will be times when you do need to collect a lot of data for a particular feature, but in those cases, you want to make sure you adjust those privacy techniques to create a great experience for your users.

How to unlock an iPhone you've forgotten the password to, even if it's disabled

How to unlock an iPhone you've forgotten the password to, even if it's disabled

Dave Johnson/Business Insider Instead, you need to reset the iPhone to its factory settings and then restore your apps and data from a backup. After it's erased, it'll be returned to its factory settings and you can follow the directions to restore the iPhone with a recent backup.

Canadian Cops Will Scan Social Media to Predict Who Could Go Missing

Canadian Cops Will Scan Social Media to Predict Who Could Go Missing

Israel said that the risk of false positives increases when predictive models use data of “questionable fidelity” such as social media posts.

Android P Streamlines Location Accuracy Settings

Android P Streamlines Location Accuracy Settings

As of the first developer preview of the new OS build, the "High accuracy" setting is now active when the functionality is turned on, whereas a disabled switch will essentially have the host operate in the old "Device only" mode that only relies on GPS and doesn't use Wi-Fi and mobile networks.

Tesla Sentry Mode captures politician in Model 3 hit-and-run

Tesla Sentry Mode captures politician in Model 3 hit-and-run

A former traffic court judge currently in the running for a seat on the Philadelphia City Council was caught hitting a parked Tesla Model 3 and subsequently leaving the scene without reporting the incident.

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