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 […]
https://open.nytimes.com/https-open-nytimes-com-the-new-york-times-as-a-tor-onion-service-e0d0b67b7482 You could always use TOR to read the NYT site, but this is one level improved. The New York Times is Now Available as a Tor Onion Service Illustration by Kevin Zweerink for The New York Times Today we are announcing an experiment in secure communication, and launching an alternative way for people to access our […]
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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 […]
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/11/three-square-market-ceo-explains-its-employee-microchip-implant.html Children being chipped is mentioned in passing rather casually. The company says future uses of the microchip implant could include holding your passport and travel information, medical history, and GPS to safeguard children. What could go wrong?
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40810771#ampshare=http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40810771 Yes even though TOR is often mentioned in context of criminal activity, there are indeed legitimate uses by private citizens seeking protection from oppressive regimes – whether you think you live in an oppressive regime perhaps depends on your personal viewpoint. This is from the TOR project, and describes a wide range of appropriate […]
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 […]