Mozilla Drops Onerep After CEO Admits to Running People-Search Networks

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2024 19:02:41 +0000

The nonprofit organization that supports the Firefox web browser said today it is winding down its new partnership with Onerep, an identity protection service recently bundled with Firefox that offers to remove users from hundreds of people-search sites. The move comes just days after a report by KrebsOnSecurity forced Onerep’s CEO to admit that he has founded dozens of people-search networks over the years.

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Online privacy: Best browsers, settings, and tips

“You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it,” Scott McNealy said of online privacy back in 1999, a view the former CEO of the now-defunct Sun Microsystems reiterated in 2015. Despite the hue and cry his initial remarks caused, he’s been proven largely correct.

Cookies, beacons, digital signatures, trackers, and other technologies on websites and in apps let advertisers, businesses, governments, and even criminals build a profile about what you do, who you know, and who you are at very intimate levels of detail. Remember that 2012 story about how Target could tell a teenager was pregnant before her parents knew, based on her online activities? That is the norm today. Google and Facebook are the most notorious commercial internet spies, and among the most pervasive, but they are hardly alone.

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Update Firefox and Thunderbird now! Mozilla patches several high risk vulnerabilities

Categories: Exploits and vulnerabilities

Categories: News

Tags: CVE-2022-40959

Tags: CVE-2022-40960

Tags: CVE-2022-40962

Tags: CVE-2022-3033

Tags: Mozilla

Tags: Firefox

Tags: Thunderbird

Mozilla has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Firefox, Firefox ESR, and Thunderbird which could be exploited to take control of a system.

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