Discussion Tracking, Fingerprinting and other Horror stories

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Lose all hope

DarkMahesvara

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not really new that CSS can be used to identify users but still fucked

plaintext browsing FTW (uMatrix <3)
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DarkMahesvara

varishangout.com
The cloud provider Backblaze has unknowingly (to users and them) submitted filenames and file size to Facebook with pixel tracking in the web UI.
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After public backlash (on twitter, hackernews and reddit) they have removed it and will investigate further.
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In my personal opinion, this kind of behavior is unacceptable for a paid service that handles private information. There shouldn't be any forced (not opt-out or even opt-in) 3rd party tracking (especially by facebook).
Besides being a privacy issue, this clearly proofs that they don't even know what kind of code they run on there website, compromising the security of all users.

This kind of tracking could have been blocked with a Content Blocker
 

DarkMahesvara

varishangout.com
Google removed ClearURLs from the Chrome Web Store without any good reason. The Plugin is used to remove tracking from links and i recommend using it.
 

DarkMahesvara

varishangout.com
Privacy Implications of Accelerometer Data: A Review of Possible Inferences

source:
https://dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/3309074.3309076

TL;DR:
They can be used to Track Location (even if GPS is disabled), uniquely identify who the user is and what Demographics they are part of (age, sex and more), Keystroke Logging, Daily routine, mood and even Personality Traits.

"Accelerometers are among the most widely used sensors in mobile devices, where they have a large variety of possible applications. They are commonly regarded as not privacy intrusive and therefore often less access-restricted than other sensors, such as cameras and microphones. However, based on existing literature, we found that accelerometer data can enable serious privacy intrusions by allowing inferences about a device holder’s location, identity, demographics, personality, health status, emotions, activities and body features."
 

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