Tag Archives: privacy

Stealing your browser history with the W3C Ambient Light Sensor API

A few years ago window.getComputedStyle and the like where adjusted to return the default color of links, instead of the actual color on screen. Security and privacy were the driving factors behind that decision: by styling :visited links with a … Continue reading

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favicon.ico and redirect links as a privacy leak

Without your consent most major web platforms leak whether you are logged in. This allows any website to detect on which platforms you’re signed up. Since there are lots of platforms with specific demographics an attacker could reason about your … Continue reading

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How you can use Facebook to track your friends’ sleeping habits

“lastActiveTimes”: { “3443534”: 1456065265, “675631492”: 1456066386, “8657643”: 1456062331, “255277634”: 1456052450, “6423324”: 1456065173, “235323452”: 1456065096, “3265233223”: 1456066381, “2432885644”: 1456064016, “7464340313”: 1456062500 } In the HTML source code of Messenger.com you can find an object containing userids associated with timestamps of last … Continue reading

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Your Face is Big Data

Interesting project by Russian photographer Egor Tsvetkov in which he took photos of random, anonymous, people riding the subway, and then running them through a face recognition app named FindFace. The result: 70% of those photographed could be linked to … Continue reading

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Conversnitch

Conversnitch is a small device that automatically tweets overheard conversations, bridging the gap between (presumed) private physical space and public space online. The owls are not what they seem …

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Amazing mind reader reveals his ‘gift’

Dave is an extremely gifted clairvoyant who finds out specific financial information. This video reveals the magic behind the magic, making people aware of the fact that their entire life can be found online. And by doing so urging everybody … Continue reading

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Terms of Service; Didn’t Read

ToS;DR aims at creating a transparent and peer-reviewed process to rate and analyse Terms of Service and Privacy Policies in order to create a rating from Class A to Class E. ToS;DR →

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Collusion – See who’s tracking you online

Collusion is an experimental add-on for Firefox and allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web. It will show, in real time, how that data creates a spider-web of interaction between companies … Continue reading

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Google Drive’s Privacy Policy

Google Drive’s Privacy Policy compared to the other players out there. In short, Google is giving itself all the permissions it could possibly need to run all of Google services, with the specific limitations that it doesn’t own anything you … Continue reading

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SOPA shelved until ‘consensus’ is found

After the Obama Administration publicly opposed against the act, SOPA has been shelved: Though the administration did not issue a formal veto threat, the White House’s opposition signaled the end of these bills, at least in their current form. A … Continue reading

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