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Adblock Plus filter lists may execute arbitrary code in web pages

Another reason for uBlock Origin users to feel smug :)

and another reason not to use Google


https://armin.dev/blog/2019/04/adblock-plus-code-injection/
Users may also switch to uBlock Origin. It does not support the $rewrite filter option and it is not vu
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Adblock Plus filter lists may execute arbitrary code in web pages

Another reason for uBlock Origin users to feel smug :)

and another reason not to use Google


https://armin.dev/blog/2019/04/adblock-plus-code-injection/
Users may also switch to uBlock Origin. It does not support the $rewrite filter option and it is not vulnerable to the described attack.

A new version of Adblock Plus was released on July 17, 2018. Version 3.2 introduced a new filter option for rewriting requests. A day later AdBlock followed suit and released support for the new filter option. uBlock, being owned by AdBlock, also implemented the feature.

Under certain conditions the $rewrite filter option enables filter list maintainers to inject arbitrary code in web pages.

The affected extensions have more than 100 million active users, and the feature is trivial to exploit in order to attack any sufficiently complex web service, in
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Fake-Mobilfunkanbieter-Apps: Spyware "Exodus" zielte auch auf iPhone-Nutzer ab #Apple #Apps #Malware #Spyware #iPhone


 

Did Uber Use Spyware on Rival Taxi Firm? Yes (and No)

G’day, Yous Galahs


“Ride sharing” company stands accused of using #spyware to damage a competitor’s business: An Australian taxi startup says #Uber poached its drivers by spying on their movements.

Uber blames one rogue employee. But some commentators allege it’s not the first time the company’s used dirty tricks to boost its business. For example, there was that time Uber was banned from operating anywhere in London, England.

So what really happened here? In today’s #SBBlogwatch at #SecurityBlvd, @Richi Jennings makes educated guesses:
Did Uber Use Spyware on Rival Taxi Firm? Yes (and No)


 


Why does a vegan get ads for ice cream?


My friend, let’s call him Jake, has been a #vegan for years, long before it was trendy.

He said the other day, “Okay, Bill, you’re the one who keeps telling me about the terrible things the #internet can do (he usually ignores most of my advice) so how come I get #ads for Ben & Jerry’s in my emails on my Mac? They keep screaming at me “Hey, Jake! Buy Ben ‘n’ Jerry’s now!”

I try to ignore the irritation I feel that he hasn’t even installed an #... show more


 
#openwashing something that depends on #spyware and #proprietarysoftware to run
RaiDrive: How to map your cloud storage accounts on Windows for free


 
Releasing the proof is #Microsoft #Windows is #malware and #spyware https://betanews.com/2019/03/06/microsoft-windows-calculator-open-source-github/ https://fossbytes.com/microsoft-open-sources-windows-calculator-github/ http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/windows-calculator-goes-open-source
Microsoft makes Windows Calculator open source on GitHub


 

Which websites featured on the Federation have the worst privacy?


My last post highlighted how ticking the OEmbed box to add a website picture to a post can compromise Federation users if it contains a tracker.

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I also mentioned tools, like Disconnect, we could use to detect websites which track their users. In this post I reveal some of the most popular reference websites on the Federation with low privacy and high tracking rates.

I believe Federation users should consider not embedding, or at least warning their readers about the surveillance techniques carried out by these sites.

A Princeton University study identified almost a million websites that track their users. Here are just 5 examples of websites whose stories are commonly quoted on the Federation:

WIRED


Wired is a popular... show more


 

Facebook admits 18% of Research spyware users were teens, not 5%


Facebook has changed its story after initially trying to downplay how it targeted teens with its Research program that a TechCrunch investigation revealed was paying them gift cards to monitor all…
Article word count: 1120

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19283125
Posted by vinnyglennon (karma: 11204)
Post stats: Points: 157 - Comments: 25 - 2019-03-01T17:29:21Z

#HackerNews #admits #facebook #not... show more


 


How can Federation users post more safely?


You know how it goes. We find a great story online and we want to share it with our supporters or feature it in our feed with appropriate has
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Operating systems – can we make them private?


Every #operating #system (and #application) ever created becomes less #private with each new version.

As technology has evolved, developers are under increasing pressure to spy on their #customers and extract their #data for #exploitation.

Users are always advised to update their #software to improve its #... show more


 


How can Federation users post more safely?


You know how it goes. We find a great story online and we want to share it with our supporters or feature it in our feed with appropriate hashtags for maximum reach.

But do we check the website featuring the story for privacy before we post?

When we embed a link by selecting the OEmbed box (often ticked by default) this displays an image or video on our post from the website we’ve featured.




They may look cool, but these images can contain beacons or other trackers. Embedded trackers also load into the browsers of any user who scrolls down the public feeds.... show more


 
Google says the built-in microphone it never told Nest users about was 'never supposed to be a secret'
In early February, Google announced that Assistant would work with its home security and alarm system, Nest Secure.
The problem: Users didn't know a microphone existed on their Nest security devices to begin with.
On Tuesday, a Google representative told Business Insider the company had made an "error."
"The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech specs," the person said. "That was an error on our part."

With the many thousands of Security Advisers, Programmers etc., working for GOOGLE, NOBODY KNEW?............. HaHaHaHaHaHa...... Dhan
#GOOGLE #WEB #INTERNET #WWW #NEST #SECURITY #SPYWARE #CONSPIRACY #MANIPULATION #COMPUTER #HARDWARE #SOFTWARE


 
Plugging the National Security Empire (NSA) into your #gnu #linux system https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/02/odrive-google-drive-linux-client #google #gafam #spyware
ODrive is a No-Frills Google Drive Client for Linux


 
I wondered why opensource dot com takes so long to load, so I looked at the source only to find #redhat booby-trapped ALL pages with #spyware #googleanalytics

#gdpr and #privacy mean nothing to Red Hat


 
"Here at #LinuxJournal, we're already doing our part by not participating in the #surveillance business"

This is a lie. They have #spyware in ALL of their pages: #googleanalytics


 
" #Chrome developers are trying ease the browser's demands on CPU resources," but they will still make #chromium (too) run CPU-heavy #spyware like #googleanalytics because they 'own' the Web


 
Go "dark mode" to save energy, says #google ... which makes Web pages bloated and heavy using #spyware like #googleanalytics
Chrome for Windows 10 and MacOS is Ready to Join the Dark Game


 
I'm growing tired of webmasters who put #spyware like #googleanalytics in all the pages of their sites. If you don't respect me as a visitor, how or why should I respect you as a publisher? It's like asking, "is it OK if I film you in my home?"


 
"Your browser is not supported by Google+. You may have an outdated browser version or an unsupported browser type." Boy, I'm glad #googleplus will die soon. #spyware as a site, or as a #socialcontrolmedia network.


 
"As Techdirt has reported, the EU's GDPR legislation certainly has its problems," @GlynMoody writes. Maybe the founder dislikes #gdpr because the site has #googleanalytics #spyware in all pages (previously banned in #de )


 
Today's #www is very much tainted. Almost all pages have #spyware in them, even pages of some small sites. Turns out the slowness of #linuxgizmos is due to #googleanalytics which was banned in #germany at one point. Time to restart the WWW.


 
Just a word of caution: if #lwn feels slow and bloated nowadays, it's because LWN added #spyware to all of its pages. It's #googleanalytics spyware, which #germany at one point deemed illegal. Is LWN getting desperate? #surveillancecapitalism @aral


 
What Is “Surveillance Capitalism?” And How Did It Hijack the Internet? https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/what-surveillance-capitalism-and-how-did-it-hijack-internet says a site with #gafam #spyware including #googleanalytics in all pages


 
#google to disable all sorts of things that are not Google's own malicious features and #spyware
Google Testing A “Never Slow” Mode For Chrome Web Browser


 
#JavaScript still used for more than just #spyware ... it does bloatware too (e.g. Electron) https://fossbytes.com/javascript-dethrones-java-as-most-popular-programming-language/ #HackerRank link: http://info.hackerrank.com/rs/487-WAY-049/images/HackerRank_2019-Developer-Skills-Report.pdf
JavaScript Dethrones Java As Most Popular Programming Language


 
"Here at #Techdirt we've taken issue with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)," but at the same time the site puts #spyware in every page. #googleanalytics ruled illegal in #germany at one point.


 
The only #vpn provider we know does not keep logs is #PrivateInternetAccess (based on court documents), but seeing that its Web sites contain #spyware like #googleanalytics I have to question its integrity and motivations.


 
#linux may well have been (already) sabotaged by the large corporations that took over #zemlinPAC while #zemlin became a big, big millionaire (feeding off the Torvalds trademark). The PAC's Web site now contains #spyware in >all< pages. #googleanalytics


 
old: #Chromebooks without the #spyware


 
AMP is not needed. What's needed is fixing the WWW by removing all the #malware that's in it, including #google #spyware like #googleanalytics

They break the Web, then offer 'solutions' that let them suck in all the Web into the #surveillance belly.


 
For the time being people are better off wiping #chromeOS and putting 'proper' #gnu #linux - not #gafam #spyware - on these laptops instead
Audio support for Linux on Chromebooks appears to be pushed back to Chrome OS 74


 
Der Prozess gegen den 2017 an die USA ausgelieferten mexikanischen Drogenkartellchef Joaquín Guzmán alias "El Chapo", der im November begann, soll insgesamt vier Monate dauern. Inzwischen hat das Bundesgericht in Brooklyn, vor dem er geführt wird, neun der insgesamt 16 Belastungszeugen angehört. Durch ihre Aussagen wird auch einer größeren Öffentlichkeit bekannt, wie El Chapos Sinaloa-Kartell funktionierte. Einiges davon konnte man sich denken, anderes kam unerwartet.

Eine Überraschung, die Guzmáns ehemaliger kolumbianischer IT-Consultant Christian Rodríguez offenbarte, war, dass El Chapo auf etwa 50 Mobiltelefonen von Mitarbeitern und Kontaktpersonen Spyware installieren ließ, um sie zu überwachen. Das hatte den Nebeneffekt, dass er damit massenhaft Beweisdaten produzierte, die nun gegen ihn verwendet werden.

Die Spyware beinhaltete den Aussagen nach nicht nur die Möglichkeit, Chats, Textnachrichten und Anrufe zu überwachen, sondern auch eine Fernaktivierung der Mikrofone. Davon machte der... show more


 

A #spyware level comparison between #web #browsers


For general details, see the #publicdomain source: https://spyware.neocities.org/articles/browsers.html
For the spyware.neocities.org article discussing a concrete browser from the list below, click on its icon.

Top Tier - Recommended for regular usage.


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High Tier - Recommended, with slight caveats.


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Mid Tier - Significant privacy, usability, and/or trust issues.


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Low Tier - Huge privacy AND trust issues.


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Shit Tier - #Botnet web browsers


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#privacy #GNU #IceCat #Firefox #Google #Chrome #Chromium #Microsoft #Internet #Explorer #Opera #qutebrowser #falkon #PaleMoon #WaterFox #Brave #Vivaldi #www


 

A #spyware level comparison between #web #browsers


For general details, see the #publicdomain source: https://spyware.neocities.org/articles/browsers.html
For the spyware.neocities.org article discussing a concrete browser from the list below, click on its icon.

Top Tier - Recommended for regular usage.


Obrazek/zdjęcie Obrazek/zdjęcie

High Tier - Recommended, with slight caveats.


Obrazek/zdjęcie Obrazek/zdjęcie Obrazek/zdjęcie Obrazek/zdjęcie

Mid Tier - Significant privacy, usability, and/or trust issues.


Obrazek/zdjęcie Obrazek/zdjęcie Obrazek/zdjęcie

Low Tier - Huge privacy AND trust issues.


Obrazek/zdjęcie Obrazek/zdjęcie

Shit Tier - #Botnet web browsers


Obrazek/zdjęcie Obrazek/zdjęcie Obrazek/zdjęcie Obrazek/zdjęcie Obrazek/zdjęcie

#privacy #GNU #IceCat #Firefox #Google #Chrome #Chromium #Microsoft #Internet #Explorer #Opera #qutebrowser #falkon #PaleMoon #WaterFox #Brave #Vivaldi #www


 
The Kingdom of #SaudiArabia Came to Canada: How #Saudi Linked Digital #Espionage Reached Canadian Soil - The Citizen Lab
#Privacy #Surveillance #Spyware #Pegasus #NSO
In this report, we describe how Canadian permanent resident and Saudi dissident Omar Abdulaziz was targeted with a fake package delivery notification. We assess with high confidence that Abdulaziz’s phone was infected with NSO’s Pegasus spyware. We attribute this infection to a Pegasus operator linked to Saudi Arabia.
The Kingdom Came to Canada: How Saudi-Linked Digital Espionage Reached Canadian Soil


 
Als smart angepriesene Produkte verraten regelmäßig ihre Käufer.innen, deren Familien und Freunde: https://digitalcourage.de/smart-everything

„Smart Toys“ wie Cayla wurden von der @BNetzA@twitter.com verboten. Warum nicht auch diese Kinderspionage-Spielzeugroboter?
https://www.saarbruecker-zeitung.de/sz-spezial/internet/smart-toys-spionieren-haeufig-heimlich-kinder-aus_aid-33924231
#smarttoys #spyware


 

"Do Not Track" Switch Ineffective, According to Gizmodo


According to this Gizmodo post, the "Do Not Track" switch you might have seen in your browser settings is nothing but a placebo. You might have enabled it with the hope that it might be honored, but nobody -- not Google, not Facebook, nobody at all gives a shit about whether you want to be tracked or not.

Sites you visit will track you whether you want them to or not, unless you do the following:

* Block cookies
* Block ads
* Block JavaScript

You should understand, however, that blocking cookies and JavaScript will break much of the commercial Web and render most web apps nonfunctional. You may have to add exceptions for sites you need to use despite their contempt for your right to be left alone.

#web #advertising #tracking #surveillancecapitalism #spyware #javascript #adblock #cookies


 
#Facebook #DeleteFacebook #Surveillance #Capitalism #1984 #NSA #SpyWare #Privacy #Cartoon #Humor
Zuckerbergs mistake


 
Quebec dissident believes Saudis used spyware to eavesdrop on his chats with Jamal Khashoggi
#spyware, #Saudis, #Khashoggi
https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/spyware-saudi-arabia-omar-abdulaziz-jamal-khashoggi-1.4861680?cmp=news-digests-canada-and-world-morning