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Reactions to Mozilla’s BrowserID Proposal

In July 2011, Mozilla announced an identity authentication mechanism based on email-addresses and digital signatures. Its intention is to embed the facility in Mozilla browser-functionality, and to provide an at least interim identity-server in the meantime. On reading the ArsTechnica article (15 July 2011) that publicised the announcement, I felt …

Consumer Watchdog Attacks Google CEO

Consumer Watchdog has created quite a stir with its Times Square jumbotron attack ad depicting Google CEO Eric Schmidt as a child predator. The so-called lampoon is designed to provoke outrage against Google’s perceived privacy intrusions, but some viewers may find the privacy group’s tactics even more outrageous. Watch the …

Iron: Chrome for Privacy Fanatics

If you want to use Google Chrome but are concerned or have questions about Google’s policies for collecting usage data, you might want to give Iron a try. Iron, developed by German software company SRWare is Chrome stripped of all the user ID information that gave the German government cause …

Mozilla Jumps on Privacy Bandwagon

Mozilla has become the latest developer to add an optional ‘privacy’ feature to its web browser. Nicknamed ‘porn mode’ the feature prevents the browser from downloading cookies or writing to the browser’s cache or web history. Download article as PDF

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