• Aug 3, 2017
  • Glyn Moody
  • News, Privacy, Security,

If you use a browser extension, your full Internet history may be for sale – and easily de-anonymized

The recent repeal of broadband privacy protection in the US has highlighted the highly-personal nature of browsing histories. One natural solution is to use a VPN in order to shield details of your Internet activities from your ISP. But research by a German journalist and data scientist, originally released last year at the 33rd Chaos … Continue reading “If you use a browser extension, your full Internet history may be for sale – and easily de-anonymized”

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Verizon’s newest rewards program, Verizon Up, encourages you to trade your internet privacy for coupons

Verizon’s new rewards program, Verizon Up, lets mobile subscribers get rewards and coupons on their bill every time they spend $300 – if they voluntarily agree to enrolling in Verizon’s personalized advertising program called Verizon Selects. Verizon Selects, the carrier’s newest rewards program which gives up your internet privacy in the name of advertising. Users … Continue reading “Verizon’s newest rewards program, Verizon Up, encourages you to trade your internet privacy for coupons”

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These are the 17 House Representatives that introduced a bill to let telecoms sell your personal internet history

Most Americans don’t know that telecoms and internet service providers store the internet history of their users; even more don’t know that recently introduced legislation aims to do away with privacy protections on this high value data. For years, the telecom industry has lobbied the government for the ability to sell your internet history to … Continue reading “These are the 17 House Representatives that introduced a bill to let telecoms sell your personal internet history”

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  • Mar 8, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News, Privacy,

These are the 23 Senators that introduced a bill to let telecoms sell your private internet history

Protection of your Internet history is up in the air thanks to new, pending legislation. A new bill coming before Senate aims to completely dismantle the FCC’s ability to enact data security or online privacy protections for consumers under the powers of the Congressional Review Act. Senate Joint Resolution (S.J.Res 34) was introduced by Arizona … Continue reading “These are the 23 Senators that introduced a bill to let telecoms sell your private internet history”

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  • Dec 2, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Security,

A French man has been sentenced to two years in jail because of the contents of his internet history

The contents of your internet history are more than enough to send you to jail in France. A French man has been sentenced to two years in jail for visiting terrorist websites. According to French sources, the 32-year-old man, whose name is not yet released, had been regularly visiting pro-ISIS websites for two years. On … Continue reading “A French man has been sentenced to two years in jail because of the contents of his internet history”

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  • Jul 1, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

What could a whole year of your internet history reveal? The UK wants to find out – and without needing a warrant

Does your internet history from the last twelve months have anything that you wouldn’t want the public, the government, or even a blackmailing hacker to know about? For most people in the world, our Internet activity can provide enough information to paint a clear picture. Browsing and search history can easily reveal your sexual preferences, … Continue reading “What could a whole year of your internet history reveal? The UK wants to find out – and without needing a warrant”

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