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.
See More →An online tool lets customers pay to unmask the phone numbers of Facebook users that liked a specific Page, and the underlying dataset appears to be separate from the 500 million account database that made headlines this week, signifying another data breach or large scale scraping of Facebook users' data, Motherboard has found.
Up until now, Vivaldi users have to rely on web services or browser extensions to introduce translation functionality in the web browser.Whenever you visit a non-native language, e.g. a German page in an English language version of Vivaldi, you will see a new translation icon in the address bar.
Backup specialist Backblaze has fixed an issue where a Facebook advertising pixel was "inadvertently" included on signed-in web pages – but users are concerned private filenames and sizes were also sent to the social media giant.
But to think that the information will be used against individuals only if they’ve broken the law is naïve; such data is collected and remains vulnerable to use and abuse whether people gather in support of an insurrection or they justly protest police violence, as happened in cities across America last summer.
Based on the user’s search history, as well as browsing history on Google-owned platforms like Youtube, Google collects various information about the user.Google predicts the age, gender, marital status, income, and personal interests of users.
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.
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 .
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”.
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.
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.
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:.
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.
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.
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.
And then you can go to Dashboard - Library and click the Green "Scan photos (file system)" button.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.