Started as a side project by then-Googler Brian Kennish back in 2010 to cut out ad tracking during a person’s Facebook browsing session, Disconnect has gone on to raise funding (twice), expand to work on multiple browsers and sites, and create apps for specific users (eg, kids), and take on more engineers, including two more from Google and one from the NSA. With its apps now used by 1 million people every week, Disconnect is now tackling the most popular way that people discover content online today: search engines. Today, the company is launching Disconnect Search, an extension for Chrome and Firefox browsers that lets users searching on Google, Bing and Yahoo, as well as Blekko and DuckDuckGo, to remain private while doing so. (more…)
Security researchers tonight are poring over a piece of malicious software that takes advantage of a Firefox security vulnerability to identify some users of the privacy-protecting Tor anonymity network. (more…)
If you don’t like to broadcast your whereabouts, you’ve likely got it under control: No Foursquare for you, no “adding to your Photo Map” on Instagram. You’re good, right? Maybe. Or you could be inadvertently telling the world your location every time you send out a photo. What do Facebook snaps, tweeted candids, MMS messages to your plumber, and almost every other photo-based form of digital communication have in common? The metadata embedded in your smartphone’s photos. (more…)
Facebook just published a data breach notification on its security blog.
You might not immediately notice that from the title of the article, which announces itself as an “Important Message from Facebook’s White Hat Program.” (more…)
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The FTC is calling for tighter online privacy rules, saying that if companies don’t voluntarily introduce a ‘do not track’ facility, it’ll do it for them. (more…)
Using an inexpensive phone and open source software, the researchers were able to track the location of cell phone users without their knowledge on the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network, the predominant worldwide network.
OpenDNS has provided world-class security using DNS for years, and OpenDNS one of thethe most secure DNS service available. Work is nearing completion on DNSCrypt. (more…)
Security firm Sopho’s conducted a poll of over 4,000 users and reported that fewer than 8 percent of users liked the new forced change to Facebook. Another 8.4 percent reported that they would get used to it. (more…)