Introducing Cover Your Tracks!

Introducing Cover Your Tracks!

Panopticlick was about letting users know that browser fingerprinting was possible; Cover Your Tracks is about giving users the tools to fight back against the trackers, and improve the web ecosystem to provide privacy for everyone.

Java Edition is moving house

Java Edition is moving house

That’s why we’ve decided that moving forward, all of our games will require a Microsoft account to play – including Minecraft Java Edition.Now just to be clear, migrating from Mojang to Microsoft accounts is mandatory .

Cookieviz 2: new features to observe hidden web practices

Cookieviz 2: new features to observe hidden web practices

CookieViz is the first software for the general public developed in-house by the CNIL.The source code of the Cookieviz software is freely accessible and can be improved by developers.

How Blacklight illuminates the murky world of ad tracking, key logging, canvas fingerprinting, Facebook pixels, and more

How Blacklight illuminates the murky world of ad tracking, key logging, canvas fingerprinting, Facebook pixels, and more

The new tool, Blacklight, emulates how users might be tracked as they browse the Web. To use it, you simply type in a Web address, and the tool scans the site for the following types of privacy violations: third-party cookies, ad trackers, key logging, session recording, canvas fingerprinting, Facebook tracking, and Google Analytics’ “Remarketing Audiences”.

Free, Privacy-First Analytics for a Better Web

Free, Privacy-First Analytics for a Better Web

Today we’re announcing a brand new, privacy-first analytics service that’s open to everyone — even if they're not already a Cloudflare customer.Most importantly, it means we don’t need to track individual users over time for the purposes of serving analytics.

'My wife tried to order some clothes tonight. When she logged in, she was in someone else's account ... Now someone's charged her card'

'My wife tried to order some clothes tonight. When she logged in, she was in someone else's account ... Now someone's charged her card'

A Reg reader last night spoke of the horrifying moment he realized an online store used by his wife was mixing up some of its online customers, allowing people to gain access to some strangers' personal information and order carts.

Kindle Collects a Surprisingly Large Amount of Data

Kindle Collects a Surprisingly Large Amount of Data

Every page that is read sends the following information:Time a page was opened (when you turn to a new page, a timestamp is generated)The first character on the page (This might be something like character 7705 in the book, which is the exact location)The last character on the pageIf the page is images or textHere's a sample record that is sent with every page read:.

Huge Data Breach: Promo Marketing Video Maker

Huge Data Breach: Promo Marketing Video Maker

It includes the following data that got leaked in Promo Data Breach: Email addresses: The breached database contains the email addresses of the users of this platform.IP Addresses: The breached database contains the IP addresses of the users of the Promo video maker platform.

Give Students #UserFreedom

Give Students #UserFreedom

Not only do programs like Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, or invite a potentially malicious third-party into the educational environment, but more importantly, they increase society's dependence on proprietary software, software that denies its users their freedom.

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 was just slapped with a lawsuit that claims it tracks people on hundreds of thousands of apps even when they opt out

Google was just slapped with a lawsuit that claims it tracks people on hundreds of thousands of apps even when they opt out

A class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges that Google tracks users on hundreds of thousands of apps even when they opt out of "Web & App Activity" in the settings.

When Your Office Scanner Is Framed for Phishing

When Your Office Scanner Is Framed for Phishing

The phishing campaign attempts to leverage the 'scan to email' functionality of modern office document-handling equipment as the bait text to lure users into opening an attachment which contains a credential-harvesting phishing page.

GitHub - hooram/ownphotos: Self hosted alternative to Google Photos

GitHub - hooram/ownphotos: Self hosted alternative to Google Photos

And then you can go to Dashboard - Library and click the Green "Scan photos (file system)" button.

The Birth And Death Of Privacy: 3,000 Years of History Told Through 46 Images

The Birth And Death Of Privacy: 3,000 Years of History Told Through 46 Images

For instance, researchers have already discovered that if patients of the deadly Vioxx drug had shared their health information publicly, statisticians could have detected the side effects earlier enough to save 25,000 lives.

4 takeaways from the brutal new report on FBI surveillance

4 takeaways from the brutal new report on FBI surveillance

Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz issued interim findings of an ongoing review of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications beyond the Page application.

Google Removes Dashlane Password Manager from Chrome Web Store

Google Removes Dashlane Password Manager from Chrome Web Store

Google has removed the Dashlane password manager extension used by over 3 million users from the Chrome Web Store due to issues with 'User Data Privacy/ Use of Permissions'.

Republicans Hate Surveillance on Trump but Sound Like They’ll Renew the PATRIOT Act

Republicans Hate Surveillance on Trump but Sound Like They’ll Renew the PATRIOT Act

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKIIf Republicans have any appetite for reining in domestic surveillance that they describe as a massive violation of the civil liberties of Donald Trump’s associates, it wasn’t on display when FBI Director Christopher Wray made his first appearance on Capitol Hill since the damning Justice Department inspector general’s report into the Trump-Russia investigation.

European parliament says it will not use facial recognition tech

European parliament says it will not use facial recognition tech

The European parliament has insisted it has no plans to introduce facial recognition technology after a leaked internal memo discussing its use in security provoked an outcry.

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.

Councils let firms track visits to webpages on benefits and disability

Councils let firms track visits to webpages on benefits and disability

Some councils were found to be letting companies track use of sensitive sections of their sites, such as when people were seeking financial help or support for substance abuse.

I freaked out when I saw what sites were telling Facebook about me

I freaked out when I saw what sites were telling Facebook about me

Located in the service’s privacy settings, it lets you see all the websites and apps that reported data back to Facebook about your visits and activities.Facebook says that sites are required to inform me that they intend to report back to Facebook on my visits, purchases, and other activities.

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.

The National Cyber Security Alliance’s Data Privacy Day Honeypot on StaySafeOnline.org

The National Cyber Security Alliance’s Data Privacy Day Honeypot on StaySafeOnline.org

Someone using this tool on the Stay Safe Online website to “update their privacy settings”, would actually be helping Hotjar build a profile of information about themselves, including the sites they shop on, the email service they use, the type of mobile device they have, how they listen to music, share photos and videos, the ride share services they use, their favorite search engines, social networks, web browsers and more.

Lawmakers Say the FBI's Problematic Carter Page Warrant Require Congressional Surveillance Reforms

Lawmakers Say the FBI's Problematic Carter Page Warrant Require Congressional Surveillance Reforms

A bipartisan group in Congress is attempting (again) to pass legislation that would restrict the National Security Agency from abusing the PATRIOT Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendment (FISA) Court in order to collect and access private records of Americans.

Armed and Ready: How Your Data Is Being 'Weaponized' Against You

Armed and Ready: How Your Data Is Being 'Weaponized' Against You

All new Android users are asked if they would like to switch on Google Now. According to the product page, Google Now gives you the “right information at just the right time” and the “information that you need throughout your day, before you even ask.” Based on usage, Google Now aims to pre-empt your consciousness and present to you the data it thinks you will look for before you ask for it.

Mozilla is ramping up its program to stop snooping ISPs

Mozilla is ramping up its program to stop snooping ISPs

To eliminate the temptation for ISPs to peek, Mozilla began offering a service that encrypts DNS requests and sends them to providers that pledge not to log or share your data, rather than to your ISP’s own, unencrypted DNS server.

Google is not a search engine, but an ad engine

Google is not a search engine, but an ad engine

DHH, CTO of BaseCamp, tweets the following:Google is not a search engine, it’s an ad engine.This is so ludicrously user hostile that it’s only tenable when you operate a monopoly.Google are able to raise the cognitive price on users because they’ve cornered the market.

Order on Motion to Expedite – #5 in The Pokemon Company International Inc v. Does 1-3 (W.D. Wash., 2:19-cv-01911-MJP) – CourtListener.com

Order on Motion to Expedite – #5 in The Pokemon Company International Inc v. Does 1-3 (W.D. Wash., 2:19-cv-01911-MJP) – CourtListener.com

C19-1911 MJP INTERNATIONAL INC, 11 ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S Plaintiff, EX PARTE MOTION FOR 12 EXPEDITED DISCOVERY v.22 // 23 // 24 // ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S EX PARTE MOTION FOR EXPEDITED DISCOVERY - 1 Case 2:19-cv-01911-MJP Document 5 Filed 12/10/19 Page 2 of 2 1 The clerk is ordered to provide copies of this order to all counsel.

Facebook Scraping, Still a Privacy Disaster

Facebook Scraping, Still a Privacy Disaster

If someone were to scrape a list of people who belong to a particular Facebook group, or who like a certain page, they could easily upload their profile URLs to a PSE.

How a Chinese Company Built a $250 Million Search Hijacking Empire

How a Chinese Company Built a $250 Million Search Hijacking Empire

However, while TikTok hosts fun and light-hearted content, the Genimous search hijacker extensions are marketed toward users who are seeking a private search engine and who may be surprised that their most sensitive searches are being stored by a Chinese company making promises that it cannot legally keep.