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Brave will let you block annoying cookie consent notifications in an upcoming version of the browser. Users will be asked if they want to block these notifications at the browser's first start.
Google won't phase out third-party cookies in Chrome until the second half of 2024, the firm said. The company has received feedback from stakeholders who want more time to test Privacy Sandbox.
The UK is thinking about changing laws around cookies to reduce how many pop-ups users see when they visit websites. Politicians are seeking an opt-out mechanism rather than an opt-in.
Microsoft Edge 101 has hit the Stable Channel. This release contains a dedicated toolbar button for a PWA hub, improvements to default profiles, and the ability to resurface the certificate picker.
Google is re-engineering its infrastructure for cookie choices across its services in Europe in order to comply with updated regulations. The changes have begun to roll out with YouTube in France.
Google Chrome version 100 is landing today with lots of improvements to cookie parsing, multi-monitor window placement, and a warning for websites utilizing unreduced user-agent strings.
Facebook and Google have been fined by the French regulator CNIL. It levied the fines because the companies make it too difficult to reject cookies. They now have to make it easier to reject cookies.
Google Chrome 95 will be rolling out today. It contains enhancements to UA hints to differentiate various versions of Windows, removes support for FTP, and set limits on maximum cookie size.
Google has announced that it is slowing down its FLoC efforts "to move at a responsible pace" as the community doesn't quite seem ready for what Google is offering in order to protect user privacy.
Vivaldi 3.8 has been released today on desktop and Android. It now comes with a Cookie Crumbler that works using the same technology as adblocking lists. Cookie Crumbler is not on by default.
The United States Department of Justice is reportedly investigating Google's intention to get rid of traditional identifying cookies to make way for federated learning that groups users into cohorts.
Google recently announced that it will soon stop individual tracking to preserve user privacy. But what does that mean exactly? We take a deep-dive around its proposed FLoC approach to find out.
In a surprise announcement, Google has stated that it will soon stop tracking your activity across the web as well as through its products. This is a part of the effort to build a privacy-first web.
Mozilla has launched Firefox 86. It comes with a new anti-tracking tool, support for simultaneous Picture-in-Picture videos, a better printing screen, and performance and stability enhancements.
GitHub today announced that it will no longer serve banners on its site for its cookie policies because it is completely removing all non-essential and third-party cookies from the website.
Google releases Chrome 80 on the stable channel today. The new update includes changes to SameSite Cookies which bolster security but may also introduce breakage if a site hasn't been updated.
Google has announced that it will phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome within the next two years. It will work with other web bodies to develop viable privacy-friendly alternatives.
Mozilla has turned on tracking protections for all Firefox users with the latest update. Just 20% of users were protected before today but the figure is expected to reach 100% when users update.
Opera has announced a new update for its mobile-oriented Opera Touch browser. In this update, Android and iOS users receive a cookie dialog blocker which should make the web less cumbersome.
Mozilla has released the next version of its Firefox web browser. In Firefox 65, users can better control their online privacy and gain access to newly introduced support for WebP and the AV1 codec.
Opera for Android 48 has just been released to the public. The new update brings a raft of useful features with it that will help with online payments, and blocking those pesky cookie dialogs.
Yahoo explained that the source code it uses to generate cookies was stolen, enabling "state-sponsored" parties to gain access to users' accounts through the use of "forged cookies".
An issue that has recently popped up disallows users from viewing several official Microsoft websites on Chrome - throwing a "site cannot be reached" error, however, there's an easy fix.
Facebook is changing its policies with regards to tracking and serving up ads to users on the internet. The company will now track you across sites even if you don't have a Facebook account.
WordPress users could be left vulnerable over unsecured networks due to unencrypted cookies when logging in to the website, which means possible exposure of private emails, user settings, and more.
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...