Selected Reading

Below are selected links from my articles, or related to my articles. Most of them fit may fit two or more topics (eg Google Wifi breaches fits both breaches and Google), but I have selected only one category for ease of use.

If the links are dead, please use archive.org to find the page, and please contact me.

Breaches

  • My browser, the spy: How extensions slurped up browsing histories from 4M users: link
  • The Fall of Nacho Analytics: Important Lessons for Site Owners: link
  • Biggest data breaches in history: link
  • Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords: link

Software

  • Tor Browser - a free and open source software tool that enables private and anonymous browsing: link
  • Signal - cross-platform encrypted messaging service: link
  • No Root Firewall - a firewall for your android phone: link

Facebook

  • Cambridge Analytica: link
  • The Great Hack: link

Fingerprinting

  • What Is a Browser’s User Agent? link
  • browserspy.dk: link
  • browserleaks.com: link
  • deviceinfo.me: link
  • Panopticlick: link
  • Am I unique? link
  • Firefox About:Config setting suggestions: link
  • Firefox/Chrome privacy settings: link

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

  • WTF is GDPR? link
  • Use of Google Analytics without anonymizeIP is a violation of data protection law: link

Google

  • Google Plus Data Leak 2018: link
  • A privacy concern about Google Fonts: link
  • Google has been tracking nearly everything you buy online — see for yourself with this tool: link
  • Google Wardriving: How Engineering Trumped Privacy: link
  • Google NZ’s $60,000 loss: link
  • Privacy concerns after 23andMe shares genetic data with major drugmaker: link
  • EFF Says Google Chromebooks Are Still Spying on Students: link

Microsoft

  • Skype audio graded by workers in China with ‘no security measures’: link
  • Windows 10 Privacy Guide: Settings Everyone Should Use: link
  • Microsoft Edge Is The Least Private Browser, Study Finds: link

Operating Systems

  • GrapheneOS an open source privacy and security focused mobile OS: link
  • Tails - live operating system that you can run from a USB stick that aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity: link

Passwords

  • Bitwarden open source password manager: link
  • Google Stored G Suite Users' Passwords in Plain-Text for 14 Years: link

Tracking

  • What is a tracking pixel? link
  • Who tracks me? link

reCaptcha

  • How to annoy your visitors with Google reCaptcha: link
  • Google’s new CAPTCHA security login raises ‘legitimate privacy concerns’: link
  • Google’s new reCATCHA has a dark side: link

Surveillance Capitalism

  • Shoshanna Zubuff: Age of Capital Surveillance: link
  • What are dark patterns? link
  • The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data: link
  • Contract for the web: A global plan of action to make our online world safe and empowering for everyone: link