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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Huella digital y amenazas a la privacidad en Internet - 0 views

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    "Si alguna vez ha buscado un viaje a Cuba por Internet y a continuación empieza a recibir publicidad de la isla caribeña junto a su correo electrónico, no se asuste: su ordenador no ha sido "hackeado"sino que se limita a rastrear su huella digital."
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    "Si alguna vez ha buscado un viaje a Cuba por Internet y a continuación empieza a recibir publicidad de la isla caribeña junto a su correo electrónico, no se asuste: su ordenador no ha sido "hackeado"sino que se limita a rastrear su huella digital."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

RFC 6265 - HTTP State Management Mechanism - 2 views

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    "HTTP State Management Mechanism"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Privacy Badger | Electronic Frontier Foundation - 0 views

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    [Privacy Badger blocks spying ads and invisible trackers.]
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    I've been using it for about a month as a Chrome extension, which at least at the time was still in beta. It hasn't caused any problems on either the Linux or Windows boxes. It appears to be working as intended on both systems. The sliders discussed in the article only appear if you are viewing a page that has identified or candidate cookie tracking characteristics. Some it blocks itself. Others, you have to use a slider on to set whether it will be blocked or wait until the program acquires enough data about that site to make a decision to block. The program does not use a blacklist of sites, although it comes with a white list built in of sites that honor the do not track browser setting. But once a tracking cookie is blocked, it's blocked for all sites you visit. So this isn't instant complete tracking cookie security. It's designed to improve your experience with the number of sites whose tracking cookies follow your tracks around the Web. But this is not a mature program. Its effectiveness will improve with each update.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Lightbeam para Firefox, la evolución de Collusion - MuySeguridad - 0 views

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    "El año pasado Mozilla presentó Collusion, una extensión para Firefox que básicamente mostraba un mapa en tiempo real de los sitios que rastrean la navegación web del usuario. Ahora, la compañía ha perfeccionado ese complemento y lo ha vuelto a relanzar bajo el nombre de Lightbeam para Firefox."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Todo sobre la nueva Ley de Cookies | TreceBits - 0 views

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    "Para empezar vamos a definir lo que es una cookie. Según la Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AGDP), una cookie es "cualquier tipo de archivo o dispositivo que se descarga en el equipo terminal de un usuario con la finalidad de almacenar datos que podrán ser actualizados y recuperados por la entidad responsable de su instalación"."
Paul Merrell

Ad industry threatens Firefox users with more ads if Mozilla moves on tracking plans | ... - 0 views

  • The online ad industry has attacked Mozilla over its decision to block third-party cookies in a future release of Firefox, calling the move "dangerous and highly disturbing," and claiming that it will result in more ads shown to users. The fierce reaction came from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Association of National Advertisers (ANA), both of which laid out positions in blog posts on March 14.
  • In their blogs, the two groups lambasted Mozilla, predicting dire consequences, including the shuttering of small businesses and small websites, fewer choices for online users, and more ads in Firefox. "If Mozilla follows through on its plan ... the disruption will disenfranchise every single Internet user," said Randall Rothenberg, president and CEO of the IAB, in his post. "All of us will lose the freedom to choose our own online experiences; we will lose the opportunity to monitor and protect our privacy; and we will lose the chance to benefit from independent sites ... because thousands of small businesses that make up the diversity of content and services online will be forced to close their doors."
  • What raised the IAB's and ANA's hackles was Mozilla's decision last month to automatically block all third-party tracking cookies in a future version of Firefox, perhaps as soon as June with the release of Firefox 22. Cookies are used by online advertisers to track users' Web movements, then deliver targeted ads, a practice labeled "online behavioral advertising," or OBA, by the ad industry. The new Firefox policy will allow cookies presented from domains that users actually visit -- dubbed a "first-party" site -- but will automatically block those generated by a third-party domain unless the user had previously visited the cookie's site-of-origin.
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