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UID smuggling: A new technique for tracking users online

Advertisers and web trackers have been able to aggregate users’ information across all of the websites they visit for decades, primarily by placing third-party cookies in …

Firefox 91 delivers new security and privacy options

Released on August 10, Firefox 91 delivers HTTPS by Default in Private Browsing mode and an enhanced cookie clearing option. Increased security with HTTPS by Default HTTP over …

Vulnerability in popular browsers could be used to track, profile users online

A vulnerability affecting desktop versions of four popular web browsers could be exploited by advertisers, malicious actors, and other third parties to track and profile users …

Firefox to block redirect tracking

Mozilla has announced a new Firefox protection feature to stymie a new user tracking technique lately employed by online advertisers: redirect tracking. How does redirect …

2FA, HTTPS and private browsing still a mystery to most Americans

Most US adults know what phishing scams are and where they occur, what browser cookies do, and that advertising is the largest source of revenue for most social media …

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Official Tor Browser for Android available on Google Play

The Tor Project has released the first stable version of the Tor Browser for Android. The release is referred to as version 8.5, mainly to prevent confusion: Tor Browser …

Criminals can build Web dossiers with data collected by browsers

Everybody knows by now that websites collect information about users’ location, visited pages, and other data that can help them improve or monetize the experience. But …

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Private browsing is not that private, but it can be

Private, “Incognito mode” browsing sessions are not as foolproof as most users believe them to be. “After a private session terminates, the browser is …

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