Cloudflare has launched a new free web analytics/visitor-counting service. It promises to put end-user privacy first. The service has plenty of room to improve.
I’ve removed Google Analytics from my website and built my own data-collection tool to focus on the metrics that matter to me and doesn’t impact visitors’ privacy.
You must implement the Beacon API the way WebKit deems to be “the right way” to make it work on iOS, Safari, and WebKit browsers.
A small AdSense publishers’ perspective on Firefox’s new cookie-blocking policy change.
A new browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that gives people the choice to opt-out of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) in favor of the open web.
Brave browser pretends to be Google Chrome to avoid being blocked. You can, however, still detect it by analyzing its uniqueness.
Your list of RSS subscriptions is unique and it can be used to create a trackable and persistent device fingerprint.
A look at the new Google AdSense APIs for obtaining GDPR and ePrivacy consent with custom-built data-sharing consent-screens.
Firefox’s FPI system keeps websites from tracking your movements across websites. This gives excellent privacy protections but at a cost of web compatibility.
Here is what you can do to protect yourself against websites injecting tracking-code into the software installers you download.
Popular software vendors inject unique tracking identifiers when you download their installers to track you all the from the web and onto the desktop.
Web servers store access and error logs by default. These can be a liability as they may contain personal data as per the General Data Protection Regulation.
Improve your privacy by reducing how long Firefox retains cookies. Who needs to store them for decades? Firefox can cap it at a custom interval.
Firefox Focus browser, built on WebKit, for Android has been downloaded 1 million times in a month. Whatever happen to Mozilla’s commitment to GeckoView?
Many bug tracking software leak information about your organization’s security problems through HTTP referrer headers.
Apple News app to stop pretending like it’s Safari browser; making it easier to measure success in web analytics.
A group review of the free tier of the three uptime-monitoring services Site24x7 vs StatusCake vs UptimeRobot.
First-party analytics on websites generally isn’t a privacy problem. However, third-party analytic platforms tracking you across different websites is.
The new Preloading feature in Internet Explorer 11 is designed to speed up your web browsing. It also transmits a lot of information to Microsoft.