Category: Net Neut

UN report criticises use of facial recognition…

UN report criticises use of facial recognition by Welsh police.:

UN report criticises use of facial recognition by Welsh police.

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Google recognised full name even though I am a…

I was in a coffee shop and realised I didn’t have my phone.

The barista called my number, and it came up on his phone with my full name (middle name too). I said “do I know you” and he said it’s a Google phone or something?

A) how does it know this? I have no social media and have no idea how it could link my number to my full name

B) how do I stop it recognising my name? If I go to a bar and give my number to a guy, I really don’t want them knowing my full name

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DEF CON 2018: Telltale URLs Leak PII to Dozens…

DEF CON 2018: Telltale URLs Leak PII to Dozens of Third Parties:

DEF CON 2018: Telltale URLs Leak PII to Dozens of Third Parties

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Apple tells lawmakers iPhones are not listenin…

Apple tells lawmakers iPhones are not listening in on consumers:

Apple tells lawmakers iPhones are not listening in on consumers

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Famed Hacker Kevin Mitnick Shows You How to Go…

Famed Hacker Kevin Mitnick Shows You How to Go Invisible Online:

Famed Hacker Kevin Mitnick Shows You How to Go Invisible Online

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Credit-Card Backlash Mounts as Kroger Weighs E…

Credit-Card Backlash Mounts as Kroger Weighs Expanding Visa Ban:

Credit-Card Backlash Mounts as Kroger Weighs Expanding Visa Ban

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Ticketing app AXS scrapes everything it can ge…

Ticketing app AXS scrapes everything it can get from your phone:

Ticketing app AXS scrapes everything it can get from your phone

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Are Facebook going to be sued over Cambridge A…

Are Facebook going to be sued over Cambridge Analytica scandal?:

Are Facebook going to be sued over Cambridge Analytica scandal?

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A user-friendly and lightweight approach to Fi…

  • What advantage do other extensions provide beside uBlock Origin (with 3rd-party blocking)? Privacy Badger: Considering uBO already blocked 3rd-party elements, the protection remains on whitelist sites only? uMatrix: I have no experience with uMatrix. What advantage does uMatrix provide over uBO’s dynamic filtering? NoScript: I can see NoScript’s strength in blocking javascript by type. However since NoScript’s filtering does not take the site you visiting into consideration, you may end up allowing facebook or google globally. In a whitelist approach, uBO can block 1st-party script as well; on the blacklist side, I have adblock list. Do I really need to block 1st-party script by type?
  • A user-friendly approach for Cookies management? Consider Firefox already has 3rd-party cookies blocking and purge on exit, the proper question would be what the best compromise is for laziness. Purge on exit and batch import customized cookies on start: I couldn’t found any extension since FF Quantum. Allow trusted cookies survive purge: Cookie AutoDelete can do though less preferable than option above.
  • What is the current consensus on browser fingerprint protection? Disabling javascript will break many sites, require serious troubleshooting and would possibly make user more unique. The other approach would be to blend in with generic fingerprint, though I couldn’t found any extension beyond Canvas and User-Agent spoofing.

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