Mozilla Explains: Cookies and supercookies

Mozilla Explains: Cookies and supercookies

Cross-site tracking cookies are stored on your computer by websites you visit.Supercookies are another type of tracker that acts like cross-site tracking cookies by collecting your data and reporting it back to their owners.

If You Care About Privacy, It’s Time to Try a New Web Browser

If You Care About Privacy, It’s Time to Try a New Web Browser

Most of us use web browsers out of habit.That’s generally better than what most mainstream browsers, especially Chrome, do.While some browsers like Safari and Firefox also include tracking prevention, the smaller brands have been focused on even more privacy protections.

Amazon just started sharing your internet connection with your neighbors

Amazon just started sharing your internet connection with your neighbors

Amazon recently emailed Ring and Echo owners to let them know that they've been opted in automatically to its new Sidewalk initiative.Tap Account Settings , followed by Amazon Sidewalk .3.

Visitor Analytics announces the launch of a website analytics module that needs no cookie consent

Visitor Analytics announces the launch of a website analytics module that needs no cookie consent

Earlier this week, the team at Visitor Analytics, announced the addition of a feature that allows website owners to track their visitors without prior consent, while ensuring them that they are also in compliance with personal data privacy laws such as GDPR, CCPA or LGPD.Visitor Analytics is positioned as a privacy-focused alternative to Google Analytics and other similar services.

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.

A sheriff launched an algorithm to predict who might commit a crime. Dozens of people said they were harassed by deputies for no reason.

A sheriff launched an algorithm to predict who might commit a crime. Dozens of people said they were harassed by deputies for no reason.

But according to a six-month investigation published this week by the Tampa Bay Times, the high-tech tool deployed by the Pasco Sheriff's Office didn't lead to a reduction in violent crime — instead, 21 families singled out by the algorithm said they were routinely harassed by deputies, even when there was no evidence of a specific crime.

I Lost My Debit Card Last Weekend

I Lost My Debit Card Last Weekend

So I lost my debit card this past weekend, and I want to explain how the privacy lifestyle I live helped me save the day.

Only 9% of visitors give GDPR consent to be tracked

Only 9% of visitors give GDPR consent to be tracked

I wanted to find out how many visitors would engage with a GDPR banner if it were implemented properly and how many would grant consent to their information being collected and shared.

278: Alex Gladstein on Fighting the Normalization of Surveillance - Anthony Pompliano

278: Alex Gladstein on Fighting the Normalization of Surveillance - Anthony Pompliano

278: Alex Gladstein on Fighting the Normalization of Surveillance.=============================== BlockFi allows you to keep your crypto, put it up as collateral, and receive a USD loan funded directly to your bank account.

Weather.com Has Become the Pawn of A Huge Data Theft Scheme

Weather.com Has Become the Pawn of A Huge Data Theft Scheme

Don’t visit to find out, especially if you’re on a mobile device: the website has been compromised by a malicious advertising (malvertising) attack that is scraping personal information from its mobile users.

AmIUnique

AmIUnique

This website aims at studying the diversity of browser fingerprints and providing developers with data to help them design good defenses.Contribute to the efforts by viewing your own browser fingerprint or consult the current statistics of data provided by users around the world!.

Opinion | Facebook and Google Trackers Are Showing Up on Porn Sites

Opinion | Facebook and Google Trackers Are Showing Up on Porn Sites

Facebook and Google denied that potential information collected by their trackers on pornography websites was used for creating marketing profiles intended to advertise to individuals.

Amazon offers Prime Day shoppers $10 to track their web data

Amazon offers Prime Day shoppers $10 to track their web data

Amazon has an offer for customers who sign up for its Amazon Assistant shopping tool: Install the service, and we'll give you $10 -- for the right to your browsing data.

Somerville, Mass. Bans Facial Recognition

Somerville, Mass. Bans Facial Recognition

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What Companies Would Owe You If You Actually Owned Your Data

What Companies Would Owe You If You Actually Owned Your Data

Visit a website (desktop or mobile): $1 Buy something with a credit card or any other electronic transaction: $5 Click a link from one website to another: $2 Click on an ad on a website: $3 Drive somewhere with your phone: $5 Visit a brick and mortar store: $10 These prices assume that there is a market place where interested parties could bid on data bundles, of which your data is included.

How the U.K. Won’t Keep Porn Away From Teens

How the U.K. Won’t Keep Porn Away From Teens

The British government has touted its mandatory age check as a “world-first” that will help make Britain the “safest place in the world to be online,” particularly for children.

Julian Assange Suffered Severe Psychological and Physical Harm in Ecuadorian Embassy, Doctors Say

Julian Assange Suffered Severe Psychological and Physical Harm in Ecuadorian Embassy, Doctors Say

An American doctor who conducted several medical and mental health evaluations of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside Ecuador’s Embassy in London over the last two years says that she believes she was spied on and that the confidentiality of her doctor-patient relationship with Assange was violated.

ICANN seeks full deployment of tougher security extensions

ICANN seeks full deployment of tougher security extensions

But according to an announcement on Friday from ICANN, the DNS infrastructure is being targeted by ‘malicious activity.’ In response to the attacks on DNS, ICANN are calling for full deployment of the ‘Domain Name System Security Extensions’ (DNSSEC).

Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable — ProPublica

Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable — ProPublica

When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company’s “number one priority when we contemplate new kinds of advertising products.” And, for nearly a decade, Google did in fact keep DoubleClick’s massive database of web-browsing records separate by default from the names and other personally identifiable information Google has collected from Gmail and its other login accounts.

70 percent say government spies on social media, 35 percent cover computer camera to hide

70 percent say government spies on social media, 35 percent cover computer camera to hide

In a new survey for Security.org, over 70 percent said that Uncle Sam is spying on the social media, Internet browsing and phone calls of Americans.

We value your privacy now, but maybe not later

We value your privacy now, but maybe not later

Everybody knows these modal dialogs when visiting a website for the first time that ask you to accept cookies and consent to being tracked by third-party advertising networks.

How to Delete Your Online Accounts but Keep Your Data

How to Delete Your Online Accounts but Keep Your Data

Advertisement Deleting your data: Click on the triple-dot icon in the upper-right corner on Pinterest’s home page, and then select “Edit settings.” Scroll down a bit and click on “Deactivate Account” to start the process, which lets you either deactivate your account (giving you the option to come back to it later) or close it permanently.

How to Disable Geolocation in Browsers

How to Disable Geolocation in Browsers

You want to search for the movie show timings on the local movie website and as soon as you open the site, you see a popup that says it wants to know your location. You can disable the geolocation tracking feature to ensure such websites don’t get to know about your real location.

How To Remove Adware

How To Remove Adware

If you’re sure you’ve got adware, here are the steps to remove it. If your antivirus is unable to remove the adware, you’ll need to use a more specialized program.

Why Using HTTPS is so Important for Your Website

Why Using HTTPS is so Important for Your Website

Domain Validation (DV), Organization Validation (OV) and Extended validation (EV) are types of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificates that must be obtained to enable HTTPS on your website. HTTPS will prevent ISPs from gathering information and injecting advertisements into your website.

Here’s What the Big Tech Companies Know About You

Here’s What the Big Tech Companies Know About You

Today’s infographic comes to us from Security Baron, and it compares and contrasts the data that big tech companies admit to collecting in their privacy policies. Remember, this is just what companies admit to collecting in their privacy policies – what else do you think they know?

Firefox Monitor Launches in 26 Languages and Adds New Desktop Browser Feature

Firefox Monitor Launches in 26 Languages and Adds New Desktop Browser Feature

Specifically, we are adding a notification to our Firefox Quantum browser that alerts desktop users when they visit a site that has had a recently reported data breach.

Introducing Firefox Monitor, Helping People Take Control After a Data Breach

Introducing Firefox Monitor, Helping People Take Control After a Data Breach

It can be hard to keep track of when your information has been stolen, so we’re going to help by launching Firefox Monitor, a free service that notifies people when they’ve been part of a data breach.