• Oct 4, 2019
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Web sites have a problem after top EU court rules that pre-ticked checkboxes for tracking cookies aren’t valid for consent

Last week we wrote about two important judgments from the EU’s top court – the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). It has just released another long-awaited ruling that is likely to have an even bigger impact on privacy and the Internet. It involves the use of pre-ticked checkboxes for allowing cookies. It’s … Continue reading “Web sites have a problem after top EU court rules that pre-ticked checkboxes for tracking cookies aren’t valid for consent”

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  • Dec 21, 2018
  • Sean Doyle
  • Browsers, Chrome for Android, Chrome for iOS, Google Chrome, Mobile Browsers, Tutorials,

How to Clear Your Cache, Cookies and Web History in Google Chrome

Google Chrome stores information from websites you visit in its cache and cookies and logs your web history. Clearing your cache, cookies and web history in Google Chrome can fix certain problems, like loading and formatting issues. Clearing your cookies can also enhance Chrome’s performance and stop websites and third-parties from obtaining your data. After … Continue reading “How to Clear Your Cache, Cookies and Web History in Google Chrome”

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  • Nov 29, 2018
  • Jayson Q.
  • Browsers, Mozilla Firefox, News, Tutorials,

How to clear your cache, cookies and web history in Mozilla Firefox

Your browser contains a lot of information regarding your past history, often innocent but sometimes embarrassing. Luckily it’s very easy to remove your cache, cookies and web history in Firefox simply by following these steps: From the History menu, select Clear Recent History.If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible. From … Continue reading “How to clear your cache, cookies and web history in Mozilla Firefox”

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  • Sep 8, 2018
  • Glyn Moody
  • News, Privacy, Programming,

How pervasive real-time bidding for online ads silently undermines your privacy

Most people have heard of Moore’s Law, which roughly means that computers have doubled in power every few years. One of the benefits of Moore’s Law is that it has put a supercomputer in everyone’s pocket, in the shape of a low-cost mobile phone. Less well known is the profound impact on online advertising it … Continue reading “How pervasive real-time bidding for online ads silently undermines your privacy”

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  • Aug 25, 2018
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Beyond the GDPR: here comes the EU’s ePrivacy regulation – but not yet

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important – and controversial – privacy law passed in recent years. Despite its origin in the EU, its reach is truly global, since it affects anyone storing the personal data of EU citizens, no matter where the organization is located. In part because of a flurry … Continue reading “Beyond the GDPR: here comes the EU’s ePrivacy regulation – but not yet”

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Five Years of Cookie Law: Politicians’ good intentions and incompetence create security, privacy nightmare

Five years with the “cookie law”, taking effect in 2011, shows how politicians’ good intentions – when coupled with incompetence – can create a security and privacy nightmare. It was supposed to give users choice, privacy, and security. Its effect, over and above causing developer facedesks and headaches, has been the exact opposite. In 2009, … Continue reading “Five Years of Cookie Law: Politicians’ good intentions and incompetence create security, privacy nightmare”

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