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Privacy protection

Firefox Bolsters Privacy, Pulls Plug on Browser Canvas Fingerprinting

November 1, 2017

Via: Threat Post

The Mozilla Foundation is boosting privacy in an upcoming version of its Firefox browser by removing the snooping capability called canvas fingerprinting, a method of tracking users across multiple websites. The feature is expected to be removed in January 2018 […]


Network security, Privacy protection

Windows 10 will get a privacy boost with Fall Creators Update

September 14, 2017

Via: TechRadar

Microsoft is set to further bolster Window 10’s privacy tools in the upcoming Fall Creators Update, having revealed new changes people can expect when they download the free update from October 17. In a blog post Marisa Rogers, Windows Devices […]


Privacy protection

Tempted to join the games in the crytpcurrency playground?

September 5, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Should central banks be worried about cryptocurrency – Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Monero and hundreds of others? Perhaps more important, should you – the average, privacy-conscious person or even the not-so-average Dark Web drug dealer – be worried? That depends in […]


Cyber-crime, Privacy protection

New ESET research uncovers Gazer, the stealthy backdoor that spies on embassies

September 4, 2017

Via: We Live Security

Security researchers at ESET have released new research today into the activities of the notorious Turla cyberespionage group, and specifically a previously undocumented backdoor that has been used to spy on consulates and embassies worldwide. ESET’s research team are the […]


Network security, Privacy protection

Sonos: Accept new privacy policy or devices ‘may cease to function’

August 24, 2017

Via: CSO Online

Sonos, that’s a really jerky thing to do — to tell your customers they must accept your new privacy policy or else those high-dollar wireless speakers will slowly die. Sonos speakers are certainly not cheap, but those who weren’t afraid […]


Privacy protection

Who will own the data from your autonomous car?

August 17, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Who owns your car? Assuming it’s paid off, you might think you do. It’s your responsibility to maintain it. If something breaks, you have to pay to fix it. If you hit somebody or something with it, you’re liable for […]


Privacy protection

Top 5 tools to protect internet privacy

August 8, 2017

Via: CSO Online

Years ago when Google, Bing, Yahoo, Facebook, Amazon, and hundreds of other organizations began harvesting and monetizing user data, the public outcry resulted in a multitude of internet privacy protection products and services. And with our government deciding to allow […]


Privacy protection

Google wants to track you in real life – privacy group says, ‘No way!’

August 7, 2017

Via: Naked Security

There’s a long-term marketing bugaboo that Google has plans to fix: how to convince its clients that their ad dollars are turning into sweet payola. As Google announced at its annual Marketing Next conference in May, it will go beyond […]


Featured, Privacy protection

Is online anonymity just a myth?

August 4, 2017

Via: Russel Edwards

Browsing anonymity may seem appealing for various reasons. Regardless of whether they have something worth hiding/protecting or not, those who know better appreciate the value of online privacy protection. But is VPN-supported anonymity all it is rumored to be, or […]


Featured, Privacy protection

I spy with my digital eye… smartphone-induced risks

August 1, 2017

Via: Russel Edwards

The idea that smartphone cameras may represent cybersecurity risks is not new. Smartphone-induced risks have plagued researchers from the beginning of this trendy devices’ rise. In time, specialists analyzed various scenarios. More recently, an official incident determined a new wave […]