Firefox Stable gets option to show modified preferences on about:config only

Firefox Stable gets option to show modified preferences on about:config only

Firefox's about:config page can best be described as a treasure trove for users who want to modified browser preferences that are, for the most part, not displayed in the user interface options.

Microsoft Edge could soon share browsing data with Windows 10

Microsoft Edge could soon share browsing data with Windows 10

You may check Menu > Settings > Profiles to see if the new "Share browsing data with other Windows features" option is provided.The description reads:When turned on, Microsoft Edge will connect local browsing data from this profile with the rest of Windows.

How to Tell Which Emails Quietly Track You

How to Tell Which Emails Quietly Track You

For Mail on iOS, open the main Settings app then choose Mail and turn off the Load Remote Images option.If images aren't loaded up, then any embedded tracking pixels won't be accessed and won't report that they've been opened.

Facebook’s new PR blitz touts benefits of personalized ads ahead of Apple’s privacy feature

Facebook’s new PR blitz touts benefits of personalized ads ahead of Apple’s privacy feature

Andrew Stirk, Facebook’s head of company marketing, discussed the new ad campaign in an interview with CNBC: The goal is to help people understand the role that personalized ads play for small businesses, for their ability to grow and thrive, and also the role they play in helping discover ideas that might not otherwise exist, that they might not otherwise find.

Technology and media entities join forces to create standards group aimed at building trust in online content

Technology and media entities join forces to create standards group aimed at building trust in online content

The formation of the C2PA brings together founding members of the Adobe-led Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) and the Microsoft- and BBC-led Project Origin, unifying technical specifications under a single entity.

Windows 10 privacy software Privatezilla update brings analysis mode

Windows 10 privacy software Privatezilla update brings analysis mode

A new version of the Windows 10 privacy tool Privatezilla has been released this week; the new version comes with an improved analysis feature that reveals configured and not configured settings when it is used.

Teddit: browse Reddit in a privacy preserving way

Teddit: browse Reddit in a privacy preserving way

You can load the site using any web browser to access Reddit's content.For now, it offers an excellent option to access Reddit content in a privacy preserving way.Teddit is a web frontend for the discussion site Reddit that does not track users nor display advertisements.

YouTube self-defence

YouTube self-defence

The most reliable way to block ads right now is to use Firefox with the uBlock Origin plugin (which is also available for Android and other platforms).One of the ways YouTube controls what you watch is by automatically playing a new video just after the one you were watching finished.

On Instagram, 'Unlink Account' Won't Unlink a Facebook Account

On Instagram, 'Unlink Account' Won't Unlink a Facebook Account

The spokesperson said that Facebook collects and connects this information about users’ activities in order to give users a “personalized experience” across all of the apps under the company’s umbrella, like more precisely targeted ads or in-app recommendations based on an amalgamation of the user’s cross-platform activities.

Google Nest hacker finds evidence of Google considering getting rid of 'Hey Google' hot words

Google Nest hacker finds evidence of Google considering getting rid of 'Hey Google' hot words

He demonstrates that by setting this option to "on," his Nest Hub ceases requiring him to say "Hey, Google" before making commands or queries.But the find certainly suggests Google is exploring giving users the choice of using the option or not.

Build Your Own Alexa With Raspberry Pi — CyberPunks.com

Build Your Own Alexa With Raspberry Pi — CyberPunks.com

The Raspberry Pi was created to run open source code on open source hardware and goddamn it, that’s what we’re going to do.For us, the easiest option was to download a customized Mycroft/Raspbian image file with the rather cute name of Picroft and flash it to the Pi’s MicroSD card.

Introducing Amazon One—a new innovation to make everyday activities effortless

Introducing Amazon One—a new innovation to make everyday activities effortless

Today, our physical retail team is excited to introduce a new innovation called Amazon One. Amazon One is a fast, convenient, contactless way for people to use their palm to make everyday activities like paying at a store, presenting a loyalty card, entering a location like a stadium, or badging into work more effortless.

Microsoft caught sneaking Bing search onto phones with the Outlook app

Microsoft caught sneaking Bing search onto phones with the Outlook app

Some users who have Microsoft Outlook installed on their Android devices have noticed seeing a new option to perform a Bing search when selecting text.Microsoft is utilizing the contextual text selection feature introduced in Android Marshmallow that allows developers to add their own options to the menu that pops up when words are selected.

Firefox 80: HTTPS-only Mode in Settings

Firefox 80: HTTPS-only Mode in Settings

Up until now, Nightly users had to set the value of the preference dom.security.https_only_mode to TRUE to enable the feature in the browser.Mozilla added a new preference to Firefox 80 Nightly that provides users of the browser with options to enable the HTTPS-Only mode in the browser.

Privacy News Online Week in Review (May 15th, 2020)

Privacy News Online Week in Review (May 15th, 2020)

As an example, North Dakota released a COVID-19 contact tracing app that is centralized and based on location data tracking – and has only seen 3% of its population use it.

Coursicle  -  Loginless – A New Standard for User Identification

Coursicle - Loginless – A New Standard for User Identification

Option D (most convenient): if the user has ever provided us with their email or phone number, they can re-enter that PII and we'll send them a link they can use to associate their device with their UUID.

Tox is a peer-to-peer instant messaging protocol with end-to-end encryption, voice calls, video calls and file transfers

Tox is a peer-to-peer instant messaging protocol with end-to-end encryption, voice calls, video calls and file transfers

Tox is a peer-to-peer instant messaging protocol with end-to-end encryption for Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS.Any instant messaging protocol that uses a cloud-based connection, aka a server, is a centralized service.

Web Cache Deception Attacks are Still Around, Says New Research

Web Cache Deception Attacks are Still Around, Says New Research

Web Cache Deception Attacks are Still Around, Says New Research.Web Cache Deception attacks are still impacting many popular websites, says new research.Researchers noticed that 25 of the Alexa Top 5,000 websites were impacted by the Web Cache Deception attack.

Android users, your WhatsApp chat backup on Google Drive may soon be encrypted

Android users, your WhatsApp chat backup on Google Drive may soon be encrypted

The company itself mentions this on its FAQ website “Media and messages you back up aren’t protected by WhatsApp end-to-end encryption while in Google Drive.”.As mentioned by the WABeta Info account, Google Drive backup of chats might finally be encrypted.

Wacom says it’s not spying on its customers, and users can opt out of data collection

Wacom says it’s not spying on its customers, and users can opt out of data collection

Wacom has responded to reports of its tablets collecting app usage data from its users and sharing it with Google Analytics, clarifying that the company does not have access to personal data.

Windows 10 Privacy: Debotnet 0.5 update brings massive improvements

Windows 10 Privacy: Debotnet 0.5 update brings massive improvements

The third-party category lists options to block the Chrome Software Reporter Tool, CCleaner monitoring, or Adobe's Acrobat Reader online service while Ninite Apps options to download and install popular applications using Ninite.

How to block Facebook and Google from identifying your face

How to block Facebook and Google from identifying your face

Facebook has a setting that can recognize your face so that you're automatically suggested as a tag in pictures and video that your friends upload.

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.

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 .

Release v1.3.2 & v1.2.2 - Fix for persistent XSS vulnerability in filenames of attached files

Release v1.3.2 & v1.2.2 - Fix for persistent XSS vulnerability in filenames of attached files

This release includes an improved solution, which addresses the issue on a broader scope, avoiding this to reoccur in other areas of the code in the future.

Mozilla will soon delete Telemetry data when users opt-out in Firefox

Mozilla will soon delete Telemetry data when users opt-out in Firefox

The next stable version of the Firefox web browser, Firefox 72, includes a new option to have collected Telemetry data deleted.The next stable version of the Firefox web browser, Firefox 72, includes a new option to have collected Telemetry data deleted.

Get yourself cybersecure for 2020

Get yourself cybersecure for 2020

“Most of the answers to security questions like these are easily acquired by hackers,” Tom Lysemose Hansen, founder of mobile app security vendor Promon, explains, “using simple trial-and-error methods based on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and even Wikipedia data, which give away much of our personal and family details.” Indeed, it’s incredible, and incredibly worrying, what a simple Google search can uncover.

How to Reclaim Your Privacy

How to Reclaim Your Privacy

Go through all of your apps and turn off location for the ones that don’t need it - or change the setting so they can only get your location while you’re using the app.Don’t let apps access to your Bluetooth unless they really need it.

Chinese residents worry about rise of facial recognition

Chinese residents worry about rise of facial recognition

China was ranked the worst of 50 surveyed countries in a study looking at how extensively and invasively biometric ID and surveillance systems are being deployed.China has more facial recognition cameras than any other country and they are often hard to avoid.

Windows will improve user privacy with DNS over HTTPS

Windows will improve user privacy with DNS over HTTPS

There are now several public DNS servers that support DoH, and if a Windows user or device admin configures one of them today, Windows will just use classic DNS (without encryption) to that server.