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Millions of users data leaked by browser extensions

From: Geekbots Now, a research report reveals that some popular browser extensions are collecting and even selling users data including a list of visited sites and photos that users have looked at. Most recently, security researchers found that a number of popular extensions were harvesting user data without consent. Not only their browsing histories but also exposing…

Need a Reason to Drop Google Chrome?

Google is planning to restrict modern ad blocking Chrome extensions to enterprise users only. This is despite a backlash to an announcement by Google in January proposing changes that will stop certain ad blockers from working efficiently. The proposal–dubbed Manifest V3–will see a major transformation to Chrome extensions that includes a revamp of the permissions system. It…

Safe and Ad Free Browsing

Ever since my bad experience with Facebook and their other products, I have been working on ways to minimize my digital footprint. I moved over to other social media sites that have no ads and don’t ask or use your private information. With the demise of Google Plus in April (2019), I decided that it…

No More Ads

I have disabled the ads on VA3DBJ.ca, as they were not beneficial at all and I have started to push for an ad free environment. I have also decreased the amount of personal tracing as well, to only those that would benefit you and the operation of the site. I have also limited some tracking,…

A Powerful Spyware App Now Targets iPhone Owners

Security researchers have discovered a powerful surveillance app first designed for Android devices can now target victims with iPhones. The spy app, found by researchers at mobile security firm Lookout, said its developer abused their Apple-issued enterprise certificates to bypass the tech giant’s app store to infect unsuspecting victims. The disguised carrier assistance app once…

Sun Sets on Google Plus

On February 1st, I received the official email from Google, that Google Plus will be turned off on April 2nd. I have been messing around with a couple of replacements, of sorts, and have been hanging out at the MeWe and Pluspora sites. They have pretty much replace both Google+ and Facebook. MeWe has been…

Huge CenturyLink Outage Caused by Bad Networking Card in Colorado

A widespread outage on CenturyLink’s cloud network that lasted almost two days and hampered emergency phone service in Washington and other states was caused by a faulty network management card, according to a customer notice. Brian Krebs, a veteran security journalist, posted a copy of a notice sent to CenturyLink’s “core customers” to his Twitter…

November 28, 2018 Public Awareness Test

On November 28th at 1:55 PM local time (2:55 PM local time in Quebec), a test of the Alert Ready system will be conducted. The test will be distributed on TV, radio and compatible wireless devices. Please note, not all mobile devices will receive the test message. For general device compatibility, you can refer to…

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