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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Apple starts collecting Safari browsing data in macOS High Sierra using differential privacy tech that will help it identify problematic websites   —  Today's public release ofmacOS High Sierra brings with it some key updates to Safari — including the ability to disable cross-site cookie tracking and turn off autoplaying ads.
Sep 26, 2017, 12:45 AMIn context
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple says Safari's upcoming “Intelligent Tracking Prevention”, criticized by ad groups, will only block re-targeting, allow cookies from visited sites, more   —  Apple introduced a new technology to intelligently block browser cookies in Safari, which brought criticism from a number of advertising organizations.
Sep 17, 2017, 9:20 AMIn context
Marty Swant / Adweek:
IAB and other online ad trade groups ask Apple to rethink Safari's “Intelligent Tracking Prevention” cookie rules, expected to roll out this month on desktop   —  They argue it'll hurt user experience and campaign targeting  —  The biggest advertising organizations say Apple will …
Sep 14, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Mozilla's privacy-focused Firefox Focus web browser for Android blocks ad trackers and can erase your browsing history, but lacks tabs and uses Yahoo search   —  Late last year, Firefox introduced a new,private web browser for iPhone, called Firefox Focus.  The browser by default blocks ad trackers …
Jun 20, 2017, 9:55 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Apple's new third-party ad tracker blocker in Safari will further entrench the dominance of Google and Facebook in web advertising   —  The brutal logic of online advertising  —  The internet is an ad-tracking machine.  It's been true for long enough that we rarely talk about it anymore, but it bears repeating.
Jun 11, 2017, 1:05 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Yahoo says forged cookie hack affected 32M accounts, 26 of which were specifically targeted, and was linked to the state-sponsored attackers behind 2014 breach   —  Nation-sponsored attackers targeted 26 specific accounts.  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said she'll forego her 2016 bonus …
Mar 2, 2017, 1:45 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Cloudflare fixes bug active since September 2016 that leaked private user info, says search engine caches have now been cleared of sensitive information   —  Service used by 5.5 million websites may have leaked passwords and authentication tokens.  —  Cloudflare, a service that helps optimize …
Feb 23, 2017, 9:30 PMIn context
AP News:
Yahoo issues new warnings of potential malicious activity on accounts between 2015 and 2016 related to forged cookies, won't disclose number of users affected   —  LONDON (AP) — Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016 …
Feb 15, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
Laura Stevens / Wall Street Journal:
How shopping online, shared Amazon accounts, web browser histories, and targeted advertising make it hard to keep holiday gifts secret from family and friends   —  Online shopping makes it simple to buy gifts, but cookies, browsing histories and thumbprint passwords make it hard to hide them; it's from Amazon, not Santa
Dec 24, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Opera launches a free and unlimited VPN app for iOS   —  European technology titan Opera Software is today launching a virtual private network (VPN) client for iPhones and iPads.  This launch comes three weeks after the announcement of such a feature for its desktop Opera browser.
May 9, 2016, 10:15 AMIn context

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