Privacy

Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block

They just keep finding new ways to track what we do on the Internet. A little-known method that is very hard to block is described at Pro Publica: A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com. First documented in a forthcoming paper by […]

The new facts of life

Source: The Wall street Journal

Monday links

Scientists Report Finding Reliable Way to Teleport DataIn a paper published in the journal Science, physicists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology reported that they were able to reliably teleport information between two quantum bits separated by three meters, or about 10 feet—John Markoff in the New York Times […]

How to be anonymous on the web

Source: Re/code

Wednesday links

The Internet Is BurningOnline security is a horrifying nightmare. Heartbleed. Target. Apple. Linux. Microsoft. Yahoo. eBay. X.509. Whatever security cataclysm erupts next, probably in weeks or even days. We seem to be trapped in a vicious cycle of cascading security disasters that just keep getting worse—Jon Evans at TechCrunch Amazon’s Tactics Confirm Its Critics’ Worst […]