Firefox Stable gets option to show modified preferences on about:config only

Firefox Stable gets option to show modified preferences on about:config only

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.

There's Another Facebook Phone Number Database Online

There's Another Facebook Phone Number Database Online

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.

Releases · xwiki-labs/cryptpad

Releases · xwiki-labs/cryptpad

We identified and fixed a number of issues which caused shared folders that were protected with access lists to fail to load due to race conditions between loading the document and authenticating with the server as a user or member of a team.

Vivaldi gets a privacy preserving translation service

Vivaldi gets a privacy preserving translation service

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.

Backblaze on the back foot after 'inadvertently' beaming customer data to Facebook

Backblaze on the back foot after 'inadvertently' beaming customer data to Facebook

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.

How to block ad tracking on your iPhone

How to block ad tracking on your iPhone

However, the page goes on to say that contextual data, such as info about your device, its location, your App Store searches, and what you read on Apple News could be collected.

Opinion | They Stormed the Capitol. Their Apps Tracked Them.

Opinion | They Stormed the Capitol. Their Apps Tracked Them.

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.

How To Find What Google Knows About You and Limit the Data Google Collects From You

How To Find What Google Knows About You and Limit the Data Google Collects From You

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.

Emails I get from scammers

Emails I get from scammers

List of emails I have received about inserting malware into my extension.I've been seeing a lot of stories about extensions getting taken over by unknown developers and becoming malware.Sadly, with how many permissions many extensions have, it can do a lot of damage.

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.