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The new standard, called Global Privacy Control, will let you activate a browser setting to keep your data from being sold. A group of tech companies, publishers, and activist groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Mozilla, and DuckDuckGo are backing a new standard to let internet user...
 These days everyone is spending more time online. Whether working from home or spending nearly every working hour in front of a computer screen, the internet has become an indispensable part of our social and professional lives. Hackers, scammers, and cybercriminals lurk everywhere. They are the ...
Everywhere you look, it seems some company is either spying on their users or failing to protect their users' data. Protecting yourself might seem like a hopeless task, but these top privacy apps can really make a difference. It's easy to feel that personal privacy is a dead issue. Once you go onlin...
The words “privacy” and “internet” are sort of an oxymoron because it’s incredibly hard to be truly safe and anonymous on the internet. ISPs, browsers, and websites are constantly monitoring everything people do online and collecting their data. Cybercriminals should also be a major concer...
A recent research paper has reaffirmed that our internet history can be reliably used to identify us. The research was conducted by Sarah Bird, Ilana Segall, and Martin Lopatka from Mozilla and is titled: Replication: Why We Still Can’t Browse in Peace:On the Uniqueness and Reidentifiability of We...
LastPass' new Security Dashboard gives users a complete picture of their online security Knowing if your passwords have been leaked online is an important step to protecting your online accounts which is why LastPass has unveiled a new Security Dashboard which provides end users with a complete ov...
Privacy on the internet is very important for many users, to achieve this they resort to TOR or a VPN. ButWhich is better? What are the advantages of using one or the other? In today’s article we are going to see in detail all the advantages and disadvantages that both have. If we talk about int...
The internet is a vast system of an interconnected network that provides information and communication anytime, anywhere. This 19th-century invention took the world by storm. However, it is still surprising to date how much information can get accessed on the internet without any hassle. With the ea...
Google, the company that’s making money from ads tailored to your preferences, will finally be more transparent about how ads work. Google, the company that has been involved in various privacy scandals that revealed the novel ways it was tracking your online activity or your location to improve i...
If you browse the web in Incognito mode, everything you do is private, right? In a word, no. Your internet service provider, for example, can still see your activity. This misconception has even turned into a legal battle. A proposed class-action lawsuit accuses Google of tracking users while in Inc...
“For me, trust has to be earned. It’s not something that can be demanded or pulled out of a drawer and handed over. And the more government or the business sector shows genuine regard and respect for peoples’ privacy in their actions, as well as in their word and policies, the more that trust ...
A VPN, commonly referred to as a virtual private network, is a server that provides you with a safe data surfing experience. Like Avast, a VPN creates an encrypted connection between the device and the VPN platform for protection against hackers. With the growing surveillance and censorship acts, ma...
As we close out 2019, we at Security Boulevard wanted to highlight the five most popular articles of the year. Following is the fifth in our weeklong series of the Best of 2019. Privacy. We all know what it is, but in today’s fully connected society can anyone actually have it? For many years, it ...
Internet security, like vaccination, should aim to protect the whole herd. Back in my days as a web developer, we did our development and testing in porn mode. Those outside the industry might refer to this as an “incognito window,” but the phrase “porn mode” is universally understood becaus...
Because the internet is a strange and complicated place, the fate of your digital privacy is, at this very moment, intertwined with that of online message boards and comment sections. And things, we're sorry to report, aren't looking so hot. At issue is the seemingly unrelated EARN IT Act. Pushed b...
Privacy-preserving AI techniques could allow researchers to extract insights from sensitive data if cost and complexity barriers can be overcome. But as the concept of privacy-preserving artificial intelligence matures, so do data volumes and complexity. This year, the size of the digital universe...
There are more than 15 billion stolen account credentials circulating on criminal forums within the dark web, a new study has revealed. Researchers at cyber security firm Digital Shadows discovered usernames, passwords and other login information for everything from online bank accounts, to music...
We all live in a digital world in which being in constant touch with technology is not just an option, but it is a necessity. This definitely has had a number of positive effects on society, but it also comes with its fair share of drawbacks. And one such drawback is in terms of the whole host of pr...
With much of the country still under some form of lockdown due to COVID-19, communities are increasingly reliant upon the internet to stay connected. The coronavirus’s ability to relegate professional, political, and personal communications to the web underscores just how important end-to-end encr...
Around the world, a diverse and growing chorus is calling for the use of smartphone proximity technology to fight COVID-19. In particular, public health experts and others argue that smartphones could provide a solution to an urgent need for rapid, widespread contact tracing—that is, tracking who ...
By building contact-tracing into their operating systems, the companies could make a difference in the global pandemic response Last week, Apple and Google surprised us with an announcement that the companies are spinning up a system to enable widespread contact tracing in an effort to contain t...
TraceTogether works by exchanging short-distance Bluetooth signals between phones to detect other participating TraceTogether users in close proximity. [UPDATE: According to Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan's Facebook post on the morning of March 23, TraceTogether has b...
The lawsuit against Amir Golestan and his web-services provider firm Micfo is shedding light on the ecosystem that governs the world of online spammers and hackers, a Wall Street Journal article said on Monday (Feb. 17). In this first-of-its-kind fraud prosecution of a small technology company, Go...
PortSwigger Web Security has released its annual rundown of the best web hacking techniques of 2019. The 10 methods, chosen by a junction of community and expert panelists, are defined, predominately, by breathing new life into once dated techniques. Collective research that succeeds in fixing som...
"In the future, everyone will be anonymous for 15 minutes." So said the artist Banksy, but following the rush to put everything online, from relationship status to holiday destinations, is it really possible to be anonymous - even briefly - in the internet age? That saying, a twist on Andy Warhol's ...
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