The FTC has reached a settlement with Epic Marketplace, a large online ad network, related to what the FTC says is the company's practice of sniffing users' browser history for the purpose of serving them targeted ads related to a variety of sensitive topics. The settlement bars Epic from performing history sniffing and requires the company to destroy all of the data it's collected from consumers up to this point through history sniffing.The consent decree from the FTC is the latest in a series of actions from various agencies regarding the practice of history sniffing and tracking users across the Web. The FTC has been focusing on this practice
Every year the security community produces a stunning amount of new Web hacking techniques that are published in various white papers, blog posts, magazine articles, mailing list emails, conference presentations, etc. Within the thousands of pages are the latest ways to attack websites, Web browsers, Web proxies, and their mobile platform equivilents. Beyond individual vulnerabilities with CVE numbers or system compromises, here we are solely focused on new and creative methods of Web-based attack. Now it its seventh year, The Top Ten Web Hacking Techniques list encourages information sharing, provides a centralized knowledge-base, and recognizes
Mathematician Zach Harris, 35, of Jupiter, Fl., poses for a portrait on Tuesday. Photo: Brynn Anderson/WiredIt was a strange e-mail, coming from a job recruiter at Google, asking Zachary Harris if he was interested in a position as a site-reliability engineer.“You obviously have a passion for Linux and programming,” the e-mail from the Google recruiter read. “I wanted to see if you are open to confidentially exploring opportunities with Google?”Harris was intrigued, but skeptical. The e-mail had come to him last December completely out of the blue, and as a mathematician, he didn’t seem the likeliest candidate for the job Google was pitching.
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