Web feature developers told to dial up attention on privacy and security – gpgmail

[ad_1] Web feature developers are being warned to step up attention to privacy and security as they design contributions. Writing in a blog post about “evolving threats” to Internet users’ privacy and security, the W3C standards body’s technical architecture group (TAG) and Privacy Interest Group (PING) set out a series of revisions to the W3C’s […]

Mozilla flips the default switch on Firefox tracker cookie blocking – gpgmail

[ad_1] From today Firefox users who update to the latest version of the browser will find a pro-privacy setting flipped for them on desktop and Android smartphones, assuming they didn’t already have the anti-tracking cookie feature enabled. Mozilla launched the Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) feature in June as a default setting for new users — but […]

Malicious websites were used to secretly hack into iPhones for years, says Google – gpgmail

[ad_1] Security researchers at Google say they’ve found a number of malicious websites which, when visited, could quietly hack into a victim’s iPhone by exploiting a set of previously undisclosed software flaws. Google’s Project Zero said in a deep-dive blog post published late on Thursday that the websites were visited thousands of times per week […]

WebKit’s new anti-tracking policy puts privacy on a par with security – gpgmail

[ad_1] WebKit, the open source engine that underpins Internet browsers including Apple’s Safari browser, has announced a new tracking prevention policy that takes the strictest line yet on the background and cross-site tracking practices and technologies which are used to creep on Internet users as they go about their business online. Trackers are technologies that […]