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ISPs May Start Selling Internet Browsing History

On March 23, 2017, the US Senate voted to revoke the internet privacy regulations the FCC pushed last year. The rules protected private citizen data by restricting access to internet browsing history by internet service providers—when used as a source of revenue. A corporation like AT&T or Comcast now needs subscriber’s permission before sharing such data. ISP companies inherently observe ... Read More »

Princeton & Stanford Research Shows Anonymous Browsing Histories Linked to Social Media

Princeton University’s assistant professor of computer science Arvind Narayanan in collaboration with three Stanford University researchers released a study entitled “De-anonymizing Web Browsing Data with Social Networks,” to demonstrate how anonymous browsing histories are linked to social media platforms such as Facebook, Reddit and Twitter to supplement various operations such as targeted advertising. Through simulation and experiments based on actual ... Read More »

FBI Wants: EC Privacy Act To Allow Warrantless Access To Browsing History

At the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s request, lawmakers gave in an amendment to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). This allows the government to get a national security letter (NSL) instead of a warrant, a subpoena that doesn’t require a judge’s approval. The Senate Intelligence Committee panel recently voted down an authorization bill with the NSL amendment, however, it was ... Read More »

STUNnion – Detecting IP Address Leaks During Tor .Onion Browsing

The guys from Cryptostorm.is just released a new research regarding a security vulnerability that may affect and cause De-anonymization of Tor users browsing .onion.market sites without using the Tor Browser Bundle –  that includes the “expert” browser bundle via SOCKS proxy. The summary was shared with us and is brought to you here: A few weeks back, as we were ... Read More »