Google engineers plan to improve user privacy and security by putting a short lifespan on cookies delivered via HTTP connections. Google hopes that the move will force website developers and advertisers to send cookies via HTTPS, which "provides significant confidentiality protections against [pervasive monitoring] attacks."
Just three months after Princeton researchers were warning users of the dangers of "session replay" attacks, developers of malicious Chrome extensions have incorporated this "trick" into their latest "releases."
Two security researchers —Vangelis Stykas and Michael Gruhn— have published a report on a series of vulnerabilities that they named "Trackmageddon" that affect several GPS and location tracking services.
Princeton privacy experts are warning that advertising and analytics firms can secretly extract site usernames from browsers using hidden login fields and tie non-authenticated users visiting a site with their profiles or emails on that domain.
A collaborative effort between the Yale Privacy Lab and Exodus Privacy has shed light on dozens of invasive trackers that are embedded within Android applications and record user activity, sometimes without user consent.
Six days after Mozilla launched Firefox 57, a revamped version of the Firefox browser, Giorgio Maone, the developer of the NoScript add-on, has updated NoScript to work with Firefox's new WebExtensions add-ons API.
Unbeknown to most users, Mozilla added a privacy-enhancing feature to the Firefox browser over the summer that can help users block online advertisers from tracking them across the Internet.
OxygenOS, a custom version of the Android operating system that comes installed on all OnePlus smartphones, is tracking users actions without anonymizing data, allowing OnePlus to connect each phone to its customer.
New research published this week by researchers from the University of Washington shows how an attacker could track a user's movements using speakers and microphones that come with computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other devices.
A team of researchers from the Brunswick Technical University in Germany has discovered an alarming number of Android applications that employ ultrasonic tracking beacons to track users and their nearby environment.
Today, WikiLeaks continued its "Vault 7" campaign by dumping another set of CIA files, but this time around, the organization also included the tool's source code, something they have not leaked in previous data dumps.
For many years, MAC Address Randomization was slated as the next big thing for protecting user privacy on the modern Internet.
A report published in the Conservation Biology magazine cites several incidents gathered from all over the world in the past years, where technologies introduced to simplify the work of animal protection groups and state authorities have been hijacked or turned against the animals they were meant to protect.