Dnsmasq-based DNS blocking

Dnsmasq-based DNS blocking

3600 IN A 104.198.14.52 ;; Query time: 155 msec ;; SERVER: 127.0.0.1#53(127.0.0.1) ;; WHEN: Mon Nov 11 18:47:14 GMT 2019 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 56) And successfully blocks the cancer that is Google!.

8chan Is Back With a New Name — and QAnon Is Already Posting

8chan Is Back With a New Name — and QAnon Is Already Posting

The site reappeared after three months after it was taken down in the wake of the El Paso mass shooting, and in spite of efforts to keep it offline led by Frederick Brennan, who founded the forum but who is no longer involved with it.

BBC News launches 'dark web' Tor mirror

BBC News launches 'dark web' Tor mirror

The BBC has made its international news website available via Tor, in a bid to thwart censorship attempts.Instead of visiting or , users of the Tor browser can visit the new bbcnewsv2vjtpsuy.onion web address.

Firefox is getting language translation and it’s safer than Google Chrome’s

Firefox is getting language translation and it’s safer than Google Chrome’s

Mozilla is working on integrating a privacy-focused rival to Google Translate that will enable Firefox users to read pages in different languages without gobbling up data.

New version of OnionShare makes it easy for anyone to publish anonymous, uncensorable websites

New version of OnionShare makes it easy for anyone to publish anonymous, uncensorable websites

It worked like this: OnionShare zips up the files, starts a local web server on your computer with a link to this zip file, makes this website accessible as a Tor onion service, and shows you the URL of the web server.

Breakingviews - Google could buff its browser-privacy blemishes

Breakingviews - Google could buff its browser-privacy blemishes

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Breakingviews) - Google’s browser privacy could use more cover.In August, its engineering director argued blocking cookies, which are text files of data that allow advertisers to target online consumers, would only encourage more opaque tracking techniques like digital fingerprinting.

Privacy and the rise of the alternative search engine

Privacy and the rise of the alternative search engine

In this story, Finn Brownbill explains how we can put an end to tracking in search for the purpose of data collection.Finn Brownbill is Head of Marketing at the privacy-orientated search engine Mojeek.

How to Remove Your Personal Information From Mylife, Intelius, Spokeo, Radius, and BeenVerified

How to Remove Your Personal Information From Mylife, Intelius, Spokeo, Radius, and BeenVerified

This article will walk you through the steps you need to take to remove your personal information from the background check sites Mylife, Spokeo, BeenVerified, Radius, and Intelius.

Instagram’s own posts are not as private as you think

Instagram’s own posts are not as private as you think

This is done from a series of mouse clicks on any web browser to reveal the static URL of posts and private stories cached on servers.

Google's 'secret web tracking pages' explained

Google's 'secret web tracking pages' explained

Google's advertising system is present on 8.4 million websites and increasingly it relies on a system known as real-time bidding (RTB), a type of online advertising that allows all the details of what people are doing online to be auctioned in real time in order to serve them targeted adverts.

The Evolution of the Internet, Identity, Privacy and Tracking – How Cookies and Tracking Exploded, and Why We Need New Standards for Consumer Privacy

The Evolution of the Internet, Identity, Privacy and Tracking – How Cookies and Tracking Exploded, and Why We Need New Standards for Consumer Privacy

For years now, hardly a month goes by that we don’t hear negative sentiment regarding HTTP cookies, though they remain the only technical mechanism available within standard internet protocols to support the personalized web experience we expect as consumers, including our privacy preferences.

Google proposes new privacy and anti-fingerprinting controls for the web

Google proposes new privacy and anti-fingerprinting controls for the web

Some users will argue that Google could take more drastic measures and simply use its tech prowess to stop the ad ecosystem from tracking you through cookies, fingerprinting and whatever else the adtech boffins will dream up next.

Web Tracking Is Killing The Planet

Web Tracking Is Killing The Planet

Every year, these companies pay millions of dollars for web development, and their sites are still so bloated, they have to pour even more money into the most expensive hosting platforms and content delivery networks to keep them running.

'Coding error' compromises passports, driver licences in Ministry of Culture and Heritage data breach

'Coding error' compromises passports, driver licences in Ministry of Culture and Heritage data breach

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage chief executive Bernadette Cavanagh says more than 300 people who had applied to be part of the Tuia 250 sailings around the New Zealand coast have been affected by a digital privacy security breach.

Building a more private web

Building a more private web

So today, we are announcing a new initiative to develop a set of open standards to fundamentally enhance privacy on the web.Starting with today’s announcements, we will work with the web community to develop new standards that advance privacy, while continuing to support free access to content.

You Can Finally See All Of The Info Facebook Collected About You From Other Websites

You Can Finally See All Of The Info Facebook Collected About You From Other Websites

After a long delay, Facebook is releasing a tool that will allow people to see what kind of information it has collected about their online activity beyond its borders — from the news they read to the shopping websites they visit to the porn they watch — along with an option to dissociate that data from their accounts.

Chrome Extension turns out to be a watchdog on User’s actions: An expert says.

Chrome Extension turns out to be a watchdog on User’s actions: An expert says.

The experimentalist switched between Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to compare the experiences with cookies blocking and privacy policy.To the obvious outcome, Chrome proved to be sharing user information with third-party content developers in order to customize the ads and contents presented while surfing the web.

Kasper-Spy: Kaspersky Anti-Virus puts users at risk

Kasper-Spy: Kaspersky Anti-Virus puts users at risk

A strange discovery on my office computer led me to unearth an astonishing data leak caused by Kaspersky's antivirus software.The data leak allowed websites to unnoticeably read the individual ID of Kaspersky users.

Apple: break Safari's anti-tracking rules and we'll treat you like malware

Apple: break Safari's anti-tracking rules and we'll treat you like malware

Apple on Wednesday published a policy governing how its Safari browser will block advertisers and websites from tracking you online -- and it's got strong words for anyone who tries to thwart its approach.

Senator Wyden to AT&T and T-Mobile: You Don’t Need to Store So Much Customer Data

Senator Wyden to AT&T and T-Mobile: You Don’t Need to Store So Much Customer Data

"I write to ask that you protect your customers’ privacy—and U.S. national security—from foreign hackers and spies by limiting the time you keep records about your customers’ communications, web browsing, app usage and movements," Wyden's letter addressed to the CEOs of each teleco reads.

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you’re watching

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you’re watching

Facebook, Google and Oracle cloud are secretly monitoring and tracking the porn you feel you’re watching in private, new joint study funded by Microsoft shows.

DuckDuckGo Has a Privacy Problem

DuckDuckGo Has a Privacy Problem

DuckDuckGo, along with many other private search engines, saw a massive influx of users after Edward Snowden sparked general interest in privacy, specifically from government surveillance agencies.

Sephora customers' data breached, names, e-mail addresses and passwords exposed

Sephora customers' data breached, names, e-mail addresses and passwords exposed

SINGAPORE - International beauty retailer Sephora has admitted to a breach of its online users’ data, affecting customers in Singapore as well as in other countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia.

Is someone watching me? — Webcam Security

Is someone watching me? — Webcam Security

People worldwide are encountering cyberattacks like getting their computers infected by malware and letting others access their webcams or microphones. With a malicious code a hacker can easily control your computer and perform many different actions like access your webcam.

How To Tell If Someone is Watching You: Is Your Webcam Hacked?

How To Tell If Someone is Watching You: Is Your Webcam Hacked?

Basic malware will run as a process on your computer without you noticing (until, that is, pictures from your webcam appear on the internet). One more tell-tale sign that your webcam has been hacked is if the security settings for it are a bit screwy.

12 BEST Private Search Engines: Anonymous search - NO Tracking

12 BEST Private Search Engines: Anonymous search - NO Tracking

Features: Allows you to convert your search request into an anonymous query It is a private search engine that integrates with a proxy server which hides your IP address.

How we built a GDPR compliant website analytics platform without using cookies

How we built a GDPR compliant website analytics platform without using cookies

Remember, the user signature is completely anonymous, and no there’s only ever 1 page view tied to it The hashes we generate are impossible for us to “de-hash” (we’ll explain later in this post).

HP Webcam Survey: 79% People Are Wishing For Webcam Kill Switch

HP Webcam Survey: 79% People Are Wishing For Webcam Kill Switch

After drawing the results, it suggests that 8 out of 10 participants believe that their privacy is at stake with the webcams in their laptops.

A Beginner’s Guide to Personal Privacy Online

A Beginner’s Guide to Personal Privacy Online

Established fact — “respectable” sites, used by millions, like Facebook and Google, are constantly tracking you and collecting your data. TrustNav is another great search engine that doesn’t track your activity online.

Google and Facebook’s tracking software is widely used on porn sites, shows new study

Google and Facebook’s tracking software is widely used on porn sites, shows new study

Visitors to porn sites have a “fundamentally misleading sense of privacy,” warn the authors of a new study that examines how tracking software made by tech companies like Google and Facebook is deployed on adult websites.