Firfox borrows back from TOR

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/258310-firefox-borrows-feature-tor-protect-user-privacy TOR borrowed many functions from FF, and now FF is using some TOR capabilities to block -“canvas fingerprinting” (an HTML5 devious tracking method that doesn’t need cookies).   One of the problems of setting high privacy configurations, is that many sites tell you “you may not see our content unless you allow us to track […]

Impact of GDPR: Companies to be Fined for Security Failure

This is an interesting spin on the GDPR (general data protection regulation) approaching in May 2018.    Previous post on this topic. http://thehackernews.com/2017/08/data-breach-security-law.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheHackersNews+%28The+Hackers+News+-+Security+Blog%29&_m=3n.009a.1553.vw0ao0aqno.xjh If companies do not comply with the requirements they can be fined. I wonder, though, if this will increase reliance on offloading the information and security risk to insurance.   For the same reason […]

“Do Not Call” List and Protecting Your Real Phone Number

The Federal Trade Commission runs the USA “do not call” registry.   Sign up to reduce marketing calls to your phone: https://donotcall.gov/ To find information (FAQ = frequently asked questions), this site has a nice clear description: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0108-national-do-not-call-registry. It might be easy to be cynical about the usefulness of such a registry for honest telemarketers, since […]