Tag Archives: Privacy

Google changes sign-in and Cookie policy in Chrome 70

[German]After Chrome developers implemented a ‘mandatory sign-in’ in Google Chrome 69, the received a slash back from media. Now Google pulls back and announced some changes in upcoming Google Chrome 70.

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Firefox addon Web Security transfers private data

[German]It isn’t a nice story so far: Mozilla’s developers have recommended the addon Web Security for a short time to protect privacy and to secure the browser. However, this addon transmits the URLs and other (possibly private or sensitive) data … Continue reading

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Mozilla’s DNS Single Point of Failure build into Firefox

[German]Firefox developers are starting again a (security) war against it’s users by attempting, to implement DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) and Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) into Firefox browser. But Mozilla’s way to do that, is a Single Point of Failure  (SPOF). Here is … Continue reading

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Cloudflare launches DNS Service with IP 1.1.1.1

[German]Cloudflare has started a DNS service under the IP address 1.1.1.1 today, April 1, 2018 (four ones suggest the start on April 1). Here is some information about it.

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German authorities demands: Microsoft must disable Windows 10 data transfer

[German]Explosive development for Microsoft and their Windows 10? The data protection officer from Baden-Württemberg (Germany) has demanded that the data transfer in Windows 10 be switched off and improved as soon as possible. This is mandatory to fulfill the GPDR … Continue reading

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Tor Browser 7.5.1/7.5.2 released

[German]The Tor network released the new version 7.5.1 of the Tor browser for Windows, Linux and macOS last Tuesday, March 13, 2018. And just a few hours ago, on March 17, they added version 7.5.2.

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Does Hotspot Shield leaks user data?

[German]A security expert has discovered that the VPN service Hotspot Shield, which is supposed to guarantee privacy, leaks sensitive information about the user.

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Windows 10 privacy: more transparency and control

Microsoft is collecting a lot of data on Windows 10 systems, so many users are complaining about privacy. Starting with Windows 10 Creators Update Microsoft has begun to reveal more details about which data are collected in Windows 10 and … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s docs.com leaks sensitive files to everyone

Microsoft’s docs.com service has been used by many users to store private documents. But privat documents are not private, because everybody can search and view such documents.

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Firefox Focus – ‘Privacy gate’, a 2nd view

Here is a second view on the Mozilla iOS Firefox Focus app and the data tracking / privacy issue raised last week. Firefox Focus is advertised as a “privacy browers”, but comes with a tracking framework. Data are send to … Continue reading

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