Do Not Track
Last Thursday Twitter introduced promoted tweets (ads) targeted according to the websites you've visited. It seemed like a good time to explain how Twitter is doing it, how they've used a different technique to track the websites you visit for some time now, and how to turn it all off if you want to.
It was a breach of the law serious enough to attract a $110,000 fine, but you still have to laugh.
The company that operates Australia's Do Not Call Register has been found guilty of making unlawful calls to subscribers on the Do Not Call Register.
Google’s Chrome web browser finally joined the ranks of privacy-conscious web browsers this week, with a new release that adds a Do Not Track feature, along with other changes.
Michael Argast rejoined Chet this halloween to catch up on the week's news including new DMCA exceptions, Hurricane Sandy scams, Yahoo! ignoring do not track, Barnes and Noble credit cards skimming and Facebook's donation to spam research.
Yahoo! has decided to ignore Internet Explorer 10 users privacy choices. Are IE 10 users losing out on a tailored advertising experience?
Eric Wheeler's CNET article spelled out the apocalyptic future that awaits us if we don't stop Do Not Track. But is it actually true?
Duck joins Chet to take on the latest security news.
As usual, they don't mince their words, so take a listen and enjoy a quarter-hour mix of news, opinion, advice and research..
Google has finally added support for the DNT (Do Not Track) header to their latest developer build of Chrome. The modification is likely to make it into an official release of Google's popular web browser before the end of the year.
The Apache Foundation has decided to ignore user tracking preferences when surfing with Internet Explorer 10 in its market dominating web server. Read on for the controversy and the opportunity to weigh in with your thoughts.
With a deft side step, Microsoft appears to have outwitted opponents, like Google and Facebook, on their plans to have Do Not Track on by default in Windows 8....
Apple's announcement about new products at WWDC 2012 was peppered with information related to security and privacy, Joshua Long reports.
Michael Argast from Telus joined Chet once again to discuss the week's news. Topics covered include Flame malware, Do Not Track, TACK, Conficker and Sophos Mobile Security for Android.
Browser vendors don't really compete on features any more, they compete on performance and trust; the best browser is the fastest, most secure and most private.
The question is - how quickly will Mozilla and Google respond?
Earlier this week the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) released the first drafts of two new privacy standards aimed at simplifying and standardising how websites read and comply with web users’ privacy settings. So is it going to make a difference?
At a recent privacy conference the conclusion was that the voluntary adoption of the do-not-track feature in browsers is off to a slow start. Mozilla announced support for do-not-track on Android, and Google's privacy counsel doesn't know what it means...
Sophos Security Chet Chat 45 covers the week's security news including Google Chrome's "Do Not Track" feature, Apple's new CISO, government web credentials for sale and Nicolas Sarkozy's hacked Facebook profile.
The latest 3 Sophos Security Chet Chats feature David Schwartzberg, Michael Argast and Sean Richmond. We discuss all the latest security news including faster encryption, WikiLeaks, mobile security and the "Do Not Track" proposal.