Privacy

Things that work well with Tor

pa href=https://torproject.orgTor/a is a proxy server which allows its users to
hide their IP address from the websites they connect to. In order to provide
this level of anonymity however, it introduces latency into these
connections, an unfortunate performance-privacy trade-off which means that
few users choose to do all of their browsing through Tor./p

pHere are a few things that I have found work quite well through Tor.

Keeping GMail in a separate browser profile

pI wanted to be able to use the GMail web interface on my work machine, but for a href=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter_bubbleprivacy reasons/a, I prefer not to be logged into my Google Account on my main browser./p

pHere's how I make use of a a href=https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profilessomewhat hidden Firefox feature/a to move GMail to a separate browser profile./p

h3 id=Creating_a_separate_profileCreating a separate profile/h3

pThe idea behing browser profiles is simple: each profile has separate history, settings, bookmarks, cookies,

Keeping GMail in a separate browser profile

Auteur: 
François Marier

I wanted to be able to use the GMail web interface on my work machine, but for privacy reasons, I prefer not to be logged into my Google Account on my main browser.

Here's how I make use of a somewhat hidden Firefox feature to move GMail to a separate browser profile.

Creating a separate profile

The idea behing browser profiles is simple: each profile has separate history, settings, bookmarks, cookies, etc.

Browsing privacy and ad blocking on Android

On the desktop, I usually rely on Privoxy to strip out ads, tracking resources and other privacy-invading elements. So I was looking for an equivalent solution on Android.

Firefox 10

With the current version of Firefox for Android, you can simply install the Adblock Plus extension and it will filter most undesirable elements from webpages.

Browsing privacy and ad blocking on Android

Auteur: 
François Marier

On the desktop, I usually rely on Privoxy to strip out ads, tracking resources and other privacy-invading elements. So I was looking for an equivalent solution on Android.

Firefox 10

With the current version of Firefox for Android, you can simply install the Adblock Plus extension and it will filter most undesirable elements from webpages.

privacy.txt

Auteur: 
Jason Lotito

privacy.txt is last weekends project.  It’s a simple idea.  I’m currently putting together a parser in PHP.  I also want to see about implementing browser plugins for this as well.  A little plugin that will sit and run in your browser and make a request for privacy.txt on a page it visits, and alerts you if the site has a privacy.txt file.

It might be your data, but it’s not your API

Auteur: 
Jason Lotito

Normally the commentary is good over on Hacker News. However, a post I read today concerning Google changing it’s terms for API use caused a bunch of concerned posters to chime in with remarks about how it’s their data, and if they want to give that data to Facebook, Google shouldn’t stop them.

The Facebook.

Auteur: 
grdryn

I have just deleted myself from the facebook. I decided it was time to get out while I still could. My reasons are many, and my regrets are few. I will not list all of the reasons for my decision, just a few that I think are important; and I will try not to go into too many boring details.

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