Remarketing is that annoying thing everyone experiences on the web, where the products and services they browse start haunting them around the internet. This stalking happens through related adverts suddenly being offered up on most distraction-economy based websites, which is pretty much all of them.
Users of the Apple News service were until now indistinguishable from the ones surfing through web views of in-app browsers.
Do you know whether your website is currently accessible from different locations around the world? Site24x7, StatusCake, and Uptime Robot all try to answer that question by automatically checking your website and keeping an eye out for trouble. But which service does the best job at it?
Privacy Badger is a browser extension available for Firefox and Chromium that blocks third‐parties from tracking your behavior on the web. Using an aggressive heuristics approach rather than the usual curated blacklists, Privacy Badger quite often ends up breaking sites. Months after installing the privacy‐enhancing browser extension, it will still randomly break the sites you…
“In general, plugins and fonts are the most identifying metrics, followed by User Agent, […]” How Unique Is Your Web Browser? by Peter Eckersley (EFF)
Using network interception or just traffic logging, an attacker, state, or your employer can look over your shoulder at the images that pop up inside the popular “nearby gay man finder” app. The profile photos on the gay dating app reveal more data than one might think.
If you are using Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, or Xbox One; the answer to the title is likely a resounding “yes”. The real question is whether you even knew about it and whether you consent to it now that you do.
Getting the best of security, privacy, and the services delivered by other‐people’s‐servers requires some extra login work on your part. Are you doing everything on your personal computer from one user account? That is probably not a good idea for the machine’s security nor your own personal privacy. Simple separations can mitigate both.
I’m no fan of web analytics where multiple companies sneak a peek at what you are doing when visiting a website. However, I do not mind the website I’m visiting taking notes of what I’m doing while on their site.