Thousands of Android and iOS Apps Leak Data From the Cloud

Thousands of Android and iOS Apps Leak Data From the Cloud

Zimperium ran automated analysis on more than 1.3 million Android and iOS apps to detect common cloud misconfigurations that exposed data.

Google plans to stop selling ads based on users' search history

Google plans to stop selling ads based on users' search history

Transcript for Google plans to stop selling ads based on users' search history.Wall Street Journal reports all the new broadcasting deals could be done by next week as your tech makes a great day.

Charting a course towards a more privacy-first web

Charting a course towards a more privacy-first web

But as our industry has strived to deliver relevant ads to consumers across the web, it has created a proliferation of individual user data across thousands of companies, typically gathered through third-party cookies.

Google promises it won’t just keep tracking you after replacing cookies

Google promises it won’t just keep tracking you after replacing cookies

Google is slowly phasing out third-party tracking cookies, and today, it’s making it clear that it won’t just replace them with something equally invasive despite the impact the change will have on Google’s lucrative advertising business.

How To Tell If Your Webcam Is Hacked

How To Tell If Your Webcam Is Hacked

Check to see if it seems your webcam indicator light turns on every time you open your internet browser.Open your webcam app and check on its security and accessibility settings to see if anything looks out of place or suspiciously disabled.

Google Analytics: Stop feeding the beast

Google Analytics: Stop feeding the beast

Think of Google as a kind of Godzilla that slurps up data about its users at one end and craps out gold ingots at the other.

A new browser extension blocks any websites that use Google, Facebook, Microsoft, or Amazon

A new browser extension blocks any websites that use Google, Facebook, Microsoft, or Amazon

The Economic Security Project is trying to make a point about big tech monopolies by releasing a browser plugin that will block any sites that reach out to IP addresses owned by Google, Facebook, Microsoft, or Amazon.

Firefox 86 Introduces Total Cookie Protection

Firefox 86 Introduces Total Cookie Protection

In combination with the Supercookie Protections we announced last month, Total Cookie Protection provides comprehensive partitioning of cookies and other site data between websites in Firefox.Total Cookie Protection is an evolution of the First-Party-Isolation feature, a privacy protection that is shipped in Tor Browser.

You can now access blockchain domains using any web browser

You can now access blockchain domains using any web browser

Check out our list of the best web hosting services availableHere's our list of the best crypto exchanges out thereWe've built a list of the best business web hosting services right nowWith the new system in place, however, users can enter .crypto addresses into their browser just as they would with any other domain extension (.com, .net, .org etc.

Firefox 85 Cracks Down on Supercookies

Firefox 85 Cracks Down on Supercookies

In Firefox 85, we’re introducing a fundamental change in the browser’s network architecture to make all of our users safer: we now partition network connections and caches by the website being visited.Trackers can abuse caches to create supercookies and can use connection identifiers to track users.

EU Parliament under fire over ‘illegal US data transfers’ from COVID website

EU Parliament under fire over ‘illegal US data transfers’ from COVID website

European Parliament services are coming under pressure from a group of lawmakers working with privacy activist Max Schrems over allegations that the institution’s coronavirus test management website is illegally siphoning data to US-based firms.

Google Blocking Web Privacy Proposals at W3C

Google Blocking Web Privacy Proposals at W3C

In August 2019, at approximately the same time that Google was rolling out its much-hyped “Privacy Sandbox” privacy framework, it was also working to block efforts of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards body to bolster the web privacy features of new technical specifications.

The Irrevocable SSL certificates of CloudFlare

The Irrevocable SSL certificates of CloudFlare

The difference is that uses Let’s Encrypt, which would allow me to revoke their SSL certificate for this website.Basically, it is a case of pay CloudFlare $10 per month or they get 100% control over your SSL certificate and will deny your requests to revoke.

Brave browser takes step towards enabling a decentralized web

Brave browser takes step towards enabling a decentralized web

Brave has just taken a step towards supporting a decentralized web, by becoming the first browser to offer native integration with a peer-to-peer networking protocol that aims to fundamentally change how the internet works.

Reddit Finally Shares How Many Daily Users It Has

Reddit Finally Shares How Many Daily Users It Has

This is a stat called "daily active users" that other social media companies, including Facebook and Twitter, share in company updates.Previously, Reddit only shared its monthly active users (430 million, as of last year).

Millions of Social Profiles Leaked by Chinese Data-Scrapers

Millions of Social Profiles Leaked by Chinese Data-Scrapers

The leak stems from a misconfigured ElasticSearch database owned by Chinese social-media management company SocialArks, which contained personally identifiable information (PII) from users of Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and other platforms, according to researchers at Safety Detectives.

This Simple Tool Will Help You See What Websites Know About You

This Simple Tool Will Help You See What Websites Know About You

JustGetMyData is a website that helps users navigate sites like Facebook and Twitter so they can download a copy of their data and see what, exactly, our favorite websites know about us.Retrieving a copy of your personal data can be a similarly complicated process, but JustGetMyData makes it a little easier.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation backed project suffers data breach, 930,000 children affected

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation backed project suffers data breach, 930,000 children affected

Get Schooled, an educational non profit organization created as a partnership between The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom with significant help from AT&T has suffered a data breach which revealed personal identifiable information on hundreds of thousands of students: with initial estimates putting the total number of affected children at around 930,000.

Firefox 85 will improve privacy with network partitioning feature

Firefox 85 will improve privacy with network partitioning feature

Next month's stable release of Firefox 85 will include the anti-tracking feature networking partitioning to improve user privacy on the Internet.Next month's stable release of Firefox 85 will include the anti-tracking feature networking partitioning to improve user privacy on the Internet.

Privacy matters even if "you have nothing to hide"

Privacy matters even if "you have nothing to hide"

The overwhelming majority of people do not seem to care about privacy.The question about privacy is not about hiding, it is about sharing.Increasingly, Big Tech, the likes of Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft, are sharing more and more information with governments.

Privacy Commissioner Launches Investigation of RCMP Internet Unit

Privacy Commissioner Launches Investigation of RCMP Internet Unit

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has launched an investigation into the RCMP’s Tactical Internet Operational Support unit and Project Wide Awake, the unit’s advanced web monitoring program using digital tools it kept secret.

New report shows Google tracks 80% of the Web, with Amazon likely to overtake Facebook as second-worst privacy threat

New report shows Google tracks 80% of the Web, with Amazon likely to overtake Facebook as second-worst privacy threat

The contrast is stark when comparing to our 2017 Tracking the Trackers study which found Google to have a 64.4% reach on US sites.In the EU, Google trackers exist on 87.5% of Web sites compared to 86.4% in the US.

Google is now blocking the ads publishers sell if they don’t meet Google’s standards

Google is now blocking the ads publishers sell if they don’t meet Google’s standards

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The US government admits to using the Patriot Act to collect web browsing information

The US government admits to using the Patriot Act to collect web browsing information

Letters between the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and Senator Ron Wyden confirm that the United States government has used Section 215 of the Patriot Act to collect web browsing information via a FISA court order.

DuckDuckGo's privacy abuses-- current, historic, and by proxy

DuckDuckGo's privacy abuses-- current, historic, and by proxy

A place to discuss privacy and freedom in the digital world.In this community everyone is welcome to post links and discuss topics related to privacy.

Publishers revolt over Google's Privacy Sandbox rollout

Publishers revolt over Google's Privacy Sandbox rollout

The group, made up of online businesses “who share a concern that Google is threatening the open web model that is vital to the functioning of a free and competitive media and online economy”, has asked the UK Competition and Markets Authority to delay the introduction of Privacy Sandbox until the law is changed to ensure a level playing field.

Google’s new advertising technology is under the regulatory microscope after a group of businesses called for it to be legally blocked

Google’s new advertising technology is under the regulatory microscope after a group of businesses called for it to be legally blocked

The U.K. competition regulator is considering a formal investigation into Google’s new digital advertising tool, following a complaint from a group of online businesses that called on intervention to block the launch of the technology.

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.

Once Again, Facebook Is Using Privacy As A Sword To Kill Independent Innovation

Once Again, Facebook Is Using Privacy As A Sword To Kill Independent Innovation

Friendly is a web browser with plugins geared towards Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites.

Each Chrome extension has to reveal which data it collects and how it processes it from 2021 onward

Each Chrome extension has to reveal which data it collects and how it processes it from 2021 onward

Starting January 2021, each extension’s detail page in the Chrome Web Store will show developer-provided information about the data collected by the extension, in clear and easy to understand language.