Mozilla flooded with requests after Apple privacy changes hit Facebook

Mozilla volunteers have recently been flooded with online merchants and marketers' requests for their domains to be added to what's called a Public Suffix List (PSL). Public Suffix List (PSL) is an initiative of the Mozilla community volunteers to maintain a list of top-level domains (TLDs) and domains that should be treated as one to … Continue reading Mozilla flooded with requests after Apple privacy changes hit Facebook

Most loved programming language Rust sparks privacy concerns

Rust developers have repeatedly raised concerned about an unaddressed privacy issue over the last few years. Rust has rapidly gained momentum among developers, for its focus on performance, safety, safe concurrency, and for having a similar syntax to C++. StackOverflow's 2020 developer survey ranked Rust first among the "most loved programming languages." However, for the … Continue reading Most loved programming language Rust sparks privacy concerns

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo grew by 62% in 2020

The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo continues to grow rapidly as the company reached 102M daily search queries for the first time in January. DuckDuckGo is a search engine that builds its search index using its DuckDuckBot crawler, indexing WikiPedia, and through partners like Bing. The search engine does not use any data from Google. What … Continue reading Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo grew by 62% in 2020

TikTok Surreptitiously Collected Android User Data Using Google-Prohibited Tactic

TikTok has been collecting unique identifiers from millions of Android devices without their users’ knowledge using a tactic previously prohibited by Google because it violated people’s privacy, new research has found. The app concealed the practice, which can track users online without their consent, with an added layer of encryption, according to analysis by and … Continue reading TikTok Surreptitiously Collected Android User Data Using Google-Prohibited Tactic

Google Chrome Browser Bug Exposes Billions of Users to Data Theft

A vulnerability in Google’s Chromium-based browsers would allow attackers to bypass the Content Security Policy (CSP) on websites, in order to steal data and execute rogue code. The bug (CVE-2020-6519) is found in Chrome, Opera and Edge, on Windows, Mac and Android – potentially affecting billions of web users, according to PerimeterX cybersecurity researcher Gal … Continue reading Google Chrome Browser Bug Exposes Billions of Users to Data Theft