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The Electronic Frontier Foundation created an extension for Firefox and Chrome called Privacy Badger that looks for advertisers who ignore "Do Not Track" requests and throws them into a black hole.
Google has been ordered to pay an additional $17m in fines divided up between 37 states and the District of Columbia for its data tracking practices in the Safari browser between 2011 and 2012.
A new report claims that Google is working on a plan to replace third party cookies to track browsing activity, in favor of an anonymous identifier that could give users more privacy controls.
Mozilla has announced that they're working on something called the Cookie Cleaninghouse, which will be implemented into Firefox later and has delayed the blocking of third-party cookies by default
Mozilla are readying a number of changes for Firefox 22, including fully enabled WebRTC, support for HiDPI displays in Windows, and OdinMonkey for gaming, while cookie blocking has been postponed
A patch has been contributed to Firefox that will block all unwanted third-party cookies by default starting with Firefox 22, meaning numerous advertisers won't be able to track you across the net.
Google faces an investigation from the Federal Trade Commission over an exploit they manipulated with Safari's cookies, allowing them to track users who did not give permission to be tracked.
Australian writer and hacker Nik Cubrilovic has uncovered a flaw where Facebook continues to track you via cookies even after you have logged out from the service
According to Indian security expert Rishi Narang, popular business networking site LinkedIn has security vulnerabilities that could lead to unauthorized account access without a password. This vulnerability it just the latest in a huge string...
From May 25 European law, due to the e-Privacy directive, will force change in the UK meaning consent must be granted from websites before they store cookies on a users computer. The only exception to...
Scroogle is a popular search tool that takes your Google search, runs it through a system that that delivers Google results without revealing your IP address, setting a cookie, or any other kind of data...
Firefox suffers from a flaw that allows attackers to manipulate the authentication cookies of virtually any website, a vulnerability Bugzilla has deemed severe. It's the second major security lapse for the open-source browser in as...
A patent for Tracking usage behavior in computer systems was granted to Microsoft Tuesday after the software giant explained how it can use invisible images and 'small sized cookies' to surreptitiously track visitors on its...
Thanks Sleeper for sending this in :D An independent network security researcher has uncovered a new way to steal the secret browser "cookies" of Web surfers with the help of Internet servers that...
The European Commission (news - web sites) is encountering strong opposition to its proposed ban on computer cookies -- an Internet technology that stores information on Web surfers -- but even ardent privacy advocates in...