Chrome users, here’s how to opt out of the Google FLoC trial

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:39:42 +0000

Google’s FLoC trial will change how millions of users are tracked online. Here’s how to find out if you’re part of the trial, and how to opt out.

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Will Google’s Privacy Sandbox take the bite out of tracking cookies?

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 14:34:00 +0000

We look at the latest developments for Google’s “Project Sandbox”, and explore what’s going to happen to third-party cookies.

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Browser sync—what are the risks of turning it on?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 18:19:40 +0000

Browser synchronization is a handy feature but it comes with a few risks. Here’s what you should be asking yourself before you switch it on.

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3 tips to top up your privacy

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 09:01:00 +0000

Improving your privacy online isn’t rocket science. Here are three simple, practical, and sensible steps you can take on Data Privacy Day.

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Why Data Privacy Day matters: A Lock and Code special with Mozilla, DuckDuckGo, and EFF

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 08:01:00 +0000

For Data Privacy Day, Lock and Code returns with a special episode featuring guests from Mozilla, DuckDuckGo, and EFF

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Mozilla patches critical security issues in Firefox and Thunderbird

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2020 15:22:29 +0000

Time to update! Mozilla has patched critical security issues in Firefox and Thunderbird.

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Firefox gets next-gen anti-tracking defense, stymies 'bounce' trackers

Credit to Author: Gregg Keizer| Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:35:00 -0700

Mozilla today announced a new defense against advanced tracking tactics that it will be switching on in Firefox 79 starting immediately and pushing out to the remaining user base during the next few weeks.

Calling the improved technologies and techniques Enhanced Tracking Protection 2.0 – Mozilla said that ETP 2.0’s primary job is to block redirect tracking, also known as bounce tracking.

Trackers have been exploiting a loophole of sorts to continue following users browsing with Firefox, which enabled its first-generation ETP by default in June 2019. ETP takes a hands-off approach for first-party cookies – those tied to the site being browsed – because to do otherwise would break many of those websites or require users to, say, log in each time they returned.

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