Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution For the Web

Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution For the Web

In the illustration above, an existing request to the existing tracking pixel is redirected by search.example on its own server infrastructure to a well-known location in order to signal to the browser that this is in fact a conversion happening.

How the founder of DuckDuckGo created the ultimate privacy-oriented search engine

How the founder of DuckDuckGo created the ultimate privacy-oriented search engine

Since launching a little more than a year ago, the apps and browser extensions have been installed more than 10 million times.

First official version of Tor Browser for Android released on the Play Store

First official version of Tor Browser for Android released on the Play Store

Today, the Tor Project released on the Google Play Store the first stable version of the Tor Browser for Android. "We made it a priority to reach the rising number of users who only browse the web with a mobile device," said Isabela Bagueros, Executive Director of the Tor Project.

Privacy-protecting Tor Browser arrives on Android

Privacy-protecting Tor Browser arrives on Android

Ordinary browsers' private or incognito modes erase records of what websites you visited from your phone or laptop. There's no version of the Tor browser for iOS "due to restrictions by Apple ," Tor said in its announcement. Apple and the Tor Project didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

Privacy by Compartmentalisation

Privacy by Compartmentalisation

Next we are going to want a browser for personal stuff, like emailing friends and family or watching YouTube.

The best privacy-focused browsers in 2019

The best privacy-focused browsers in 2019

img: Data-Protection-Word-Cloud.jpegBoth of these social media giants are relying on ads for profits: Google is using Chrome browser and Google search engine to provide you with better ads while Facebook is pushing them straight to your newsfeed.

CIA Launches Anonymous Site on the Tor Network

CIA Launches Anonymous Site on the Tor Network

Credit: Sharaf Maksumov/ShutterstockThe U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) announced today that it has launched its own website on the Tor anonymity network. The site is meant to be accessed by those who would like to send the CIA anonymous intelligence tips or are interested in a job at the agency.

Mozilla offers research grant for a way to embed Tor inside Firefox

Mozilla offers research grant for a way to embed Tor inside Firefox

A better Tor integration is one of the key points that Mozilla is willing to fund via its Research Grants 2019H1 program that the organization announced last month. For this, Mozilla is willing to provide research grants that will help discover a better way of integrating Tor into Firefox without the current performance losses.

Researcher Finds CSS-Only Method to Track Mouse Movements

Researcher Finds CSS-Only Method to Track Mouse Movements

Wybiral was able to do this by creating a grid of HTML DIVs that utilize CSS :hover selectors to request a new background image when your mouse moves over a box on the grid.

The Dumb Truth About Google's Privacy Push

The Dumb Truth About Google's Privacy Push

“That’s all well and good, but if it’s something buried in the settings then only the most privacy-conscious people are ever going to use it,” Bennett Cyphers, an engineer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said of Google’s efforts to limit cookie tracking.

Chrome Will Soon Allow Users to Block Tracking Cookies Except Google's

Chrome Will Soon Allow Users to Block Tracking Cookies Except Google's

According to a new report, Chrome will be rolling out tools which allow users to block all tracking cookies. However, there's a catch — these soon-to-be-released tools will not allow users to block tracking cookies from Google.

Tor Browser 8.0.9 update resolves add-on signing issue

Tor Browser 8.0.9 update resolves add-on signing issue

Means, add-ons should show up as installed again after Tor Browser is updated to the new version or installed anew. Tor users who use the built-in extensions or others are encouraged to update to the new version to fix the issue.

Microsoft unveils new Edge Privacy Tools concept

Microsoft unveils new Edge Privacy Tools concept

Mozilla started to push Tracking Protection in Firefox in 2017 and improved the feature recently with new options .Firefox users may select standard, strict and custom to block trackers and cookies (or allow them).From what has been revealed by Microsoft, Microsoft's privacy dashboard comes without custom option.

Tails - Tails 3.13.2 is out

Tails - Tails 3.13.2 is out

To display the system tray, move your mouse to the thin gray line in the bottom-left of the screen, above the window list: To move these icons back to the top navigation bar, execute the following command in a Terminal: gnome-shell-extension-tool --enable-extension=TopIcons@.

Firefox Extensions are Temporarily Broken for Most Users – What Happened and How to Fix

Firefox Extensions are Temporarily Broken for Most Users – What Happened and How to Fix

Firefox studies has privacy and security issues generally, and you should go to the menu and disable the setting once again after the fix is deployed. The fix should remain working after disabling the studies setting.

VPNs can’t protect privacy. Use Tor Browser instead, even for everyday browsing.

VPNs can’t protect privacy. Use Tor Browser instead, even for everyday browsing.

Because relatively few people change their VPN server location during 1 session, trackers can be pretty sure that two users with exactly same browser fingerprint and TCP/IP fingerprint but different IP address, one.

5 ways to stop companies from tracking and targeting you online

5 ways to stop companies from tracking and targeting you online

Desktop and mobile anti-tracking extensions like Privacy Badger, Adblock Plus, Disconnect and Ghostery will keep trackers from collecting information from your browser as you go from website to website.

Check if your browser uses Secure DNS, DNSSEC, TLS 1.3, and Encrypted SNI

Check if your browser uses Secure DNS, DNSSEC, TLS 1.3, and Encrypted SNI

New technologies, such as Secure DNS or Cloudflare's own encrypted Server Name Indication (SNI) are designed to address leaks caused by DNS queries. Cloudflare's Browsing Experience Security Check online tool tests the capabilities of the web browser in regards to certain privacy and security related features.

DarkDuckGo

DarkDuckGo

Following is a quick rundown of the URL params I’m using to customize my DDG search experience for use with Tor. In After Dark fashion I’ve decided to name them “DarkDuckGo”. If you’re not using Tor Browser you can still use the params with the regular search site or even .

Mission possible: How to fend off online trackers

Mission possible: How to fend off online trackers

By default, browsers store various bits of information on your computer about websites you visit: The cache is storage that contains images and other Web data. Bear in mind, however, that a VPN will not provide total protection against information harvesting by social networks, search engines, and online trackers.

Reasons Not to Use Epic Privacy Browser

Reasons Not to Use Epic Privacy Browser

Another issue is the fact that they’re using regular web hosting services from the US for their proxy servers, which they inexplicably call a “VPN” on their front page:Thanks for the proxy, Digital OceanGiven the US’s track record with privacy, and given that Digital Ocean is open for business in the US, it isn’t likely that they’ll keep your data very private if the government comes knocking.

Presearch Launches Browser Extension for Private Search

Presearch Launches Browser Extension for Private Search

Community members can earn rewards in the native cryptocurrency token, PRE, for searching and referring new users. About: Presearch is building an open, decentralised search engine that rewards community members for their usage, contribution to, and promotion of the platform.

Mozilla Firefox to Enable Hyperlink Ping Tracking By Default

Mozilla Firefox to Enable Hyperlink Ping Tracking By Default

Mozilla has told BleepingComputer that they will be enabling the tracking feature called hyperlink auditing, or Pings, by default in Firefox.

Google accused of sabotaging Firefox, again

Google accused of sabotaging Firefox, again

According to a former Mozilla executive, it’s something Google has been doing for years: intentionally sabotaging Firefox to increase Chrome’s popularity. "Google Chrome ads started appearing next to Firefox search terms. Each time one of these issues arose, Firefox lost users to Chrome.

Internet Explorer exploit lets hackers steal your data even if you never use it

Internet Explorer exploit lets hackers steal your data even if you never use it

“Internet Explorer is vulnerable to XML External Entity attack if a user opens a specially crafted .MHT file locally,” writes Page. Current web browsers do not use the .MHT format, so when a PC user attempts to access this file Windows opens IE by default.

How to Live Without Google and Other Evil Tech Giants

How to Live Without Google and Other Evil Tech Giants

Chapters: Operating Systems Mobile Operating Systems Mobile App Stores Desktop Operating Systems Web Browsing Web Browsers Browser Addons Search Engines Communication Mail Providers Mail Apps Instant Messaging Social Media Localization Video Video Players Video Streaming Movie/TV Streaming Audio Audio Players Music Stores/Streaming Photo More Operating Systems.

A “Brave” New World

A “Brave” New World

So if you install Brave and spend time on , you can express thanks in the form of a tiny tip, right there in your browser. A way for the Internet Archive to support a like-minded tech organization, and at the very least, try out something new.

Петиция · Simple option to disable Pocket in Firefox · Change.org

Петиция · Simple option to disable Pocket in Firefox · Change.org

Firefox browser comes with Pocket extension built-in and the Settings option does not disable the service completely. 1) Add a simple and intuitive option in Firefox Settings to disable Pocket extension entirely:. - ensure that Pocket sites and API endpoints are not queried without user's explicit intent.

Microsoft disabled or replaced these Google features in the new Edge

Microsoft disabled or replaced these Google features in the new Edge

Microsoft published a list of services that it replaces or disabled in the Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge recently.

Here is all the information that your browser reveals about you

Here is all the information that your browser reveals about you

In the case of the geographic information, information gathered through GPS will be significantly more accurate on average than browser estimated values. That may indicate that your browser is not sharing that information or it does not apply to you (such as accelerometer and gyroscope information while you are using a desktop computer).

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