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21
Dec

Plugin to Disconnect: Regain Browsing and Search Privacy

Ex-Google employee Brian Kennish has been developing a web browser plugin dubbed ‘Disconnect‘, which aims to restore users’ web browsing and searching privacy on a number of major sites. The plugin, which current supports Google, Facebook, Digg, Twitter and Yahoo, blocks uniquely-identifying cookies which are used to track individual users’ browsing activity and searches. Brian also created ‘Facebook Disconnect‘ which prevents Facebook from tracking you on any website that uses the Facebook Connect functionality.

Both of these plugins de-personalize your normal browsing and searching, whilst allowing you to continue using services like Google and Facebook normally. You can see which cookies are being blocked in real-time, and unblock any that you may want. Note that the search de-personalization currently only works on the google.com domain (not local country domains).

At the moment these plugins are only available for Chrome and RockMelt (a new social media-embedded browser I just heard of), but a Safari extension and Firefox add-on are on the way!

29
Nov

Wikileaks Releases 250k US Embassy Cables (Chinese Gov’t Responsible for Google Attacks)

Wikileaks, who are currently the target of a massive DDoS attack, has just released 251,287 leaked US embassy cables (dubbed Cablegate). Mirrors available here.

The cables, which date from 1966 up until the end of February this year, contain confidential communications between 274 embassies in countries throughout the world and the State Department in Washington DC. 15,652 of the cables are classified Secret.

The embassy cables will be released in stages over the next few months. The subject matter of these cables is of such importance, and the geographical spread so broad, that to do otherwise would not do this material justice.

The cables show the extent of US spying on its allies and the UN; turning a blind eye to corruption and human rights abuse in “client states”; backroom deals with supposedly neutral countries; lobbying for US corporations; and the measures US diplomats take to advance those who have access to them.

One cable reveals that China’s Politbureau was responsible for the attacks against Google China back in January 2010.

[Update] A torrent is available to download the entire Cablegate site in a single archive for your personal reading pleasure (magnet links).

19
Aug

Hack Uses Geolocation to Pinpoint Your Location

In one of the more simple yet clever attacks I’ve seen this year, at BlackHat and Defcon, Samy Kamkar (author of the 2005 Samy MySpace worm) showed how javascript and geolocation could be used to more or less pinpoint a user’s location. An attack Samy dubbed ‘XXXSS‘.

The attack works by using javascript to obtain the MAC address (a unique hardware identifier) of the victim’s network router or gateway, and then submitting it to Google’s Geolocation service to obtain the coordinates. Read moreRead more

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