Mozilla has announced that upcoming versions of Firefox will block all cross-site tracking, slow tracking scripts, and malicious miner and fingerprinting scripts by default. These new features will be rolled out over the coming months as part of three new initiatives.
An idle Android smartphone sends user data back to Google servers nearly ten times more frequently as an Apple device sends data back to Apple servers.
A San Diego man filed a lawsuit against Google last week, on Friday, accusing the Mountain View company of violating his privacy by secretly tracking his phone's location despite his an account setting through which he explicitly forbade the company to do so.
Security and user privacy protections included in browsers, ad blockers, and anti-tracking extensions are not as secure as everyone believes, a team of three academics from the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium (KU Leuven) have revealed yesterday.
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.