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“Exclusive: Massive spying on users of Google’s Chrome…”

“A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters, highlighting the tech industry’s failure to protect browsers as they are used more for email, … Continue reading

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“UN Moves Towards Handing Dictatorships Power to Control the Internet”

“The United Nations wants to hand power to dictatorial regimes like China to control the Internet, prompting fears of a massive new free speech purge. The General Assembly has approved a resolution sponsored by China and Russia to set up … Continue reading

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“Google warns BILLIONS of website passwords have been hacked”

“GOOGLE has warned users that billions of passwords – and hundreds of thousands of username and password combinations – have been hacked… Earlier this year, Google launched a Password Checkup add-on for the Google Chrome web browser….” https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9734757/google-passwords-hacked-how-to-check/ STOP! Stop right there. … Continue reading

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“Review: Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch.”

“…Over a recent week of web surfing, I peered under the hood of Google Chrome and found it brought along a few thousand friends. Shopping, news and even government sites quietly tagged my browser to let ad and data companies ride shotgun … Continue reading

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Stalking: “Facebook fights for the right to follow users–and nonusers–around the web”

“The social network is heading to court in Belgium on Wednesday, Bloomberg reports. Its goal is to fight a court order that would force it to stop using cookies and other tracking technology to follow its users as they navigate around the internet … Continue reading

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Upload your picture to internet? Now its in an online database without your consent.

“Facial recognition can log you into your iPhone, track criminals through crowds and identify loyal customers in stores. The technology — which is imperfect but improving rapidly — is based on algorithms that learn how to recognize human faces and … Continue reading

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Massive Cyber Attacks: “Warning issued over attacks on internet infrastructure”

“Key parts of the internet infrastructure face large-scale attacks that threaten the global system of web traffic, the internet’s address keeper warned Friday. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) declared after an emergency meeting “an ongoing and … Continue reading

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“Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them”

“Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activity, similar to Facebook’s Onavo Protect app that Apple … Continue reading

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Google Intends To Ban Websites At the URL Level: “Google Takes Its First Steps Toward Killing the URL”

“In September, members of Google’s Chrome security team put forth a radical proposal: Kill off URLs as we know them. The researchers aren’t actually advocating a change to the web’s underlying infrastructure. They do, though, want to rework how browsers … Continue reading

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Mass Censorship: “Nepal blocks 25,000 websites in porn ban”

“KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepalese internet providers have begun blocking thousands of pornographic websites as part of a government directive aimed at stopping sexual violence, officials said Sunday. The government issued new criminal and civil codes this year that include regulations … Continue reading

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