Posts Tagged ‘WebRTC’

This is Firefox’s Upcoming Permissions System

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Here’s a quick summary of the changes that are coming to Firefox’s permissions system …

Back in mid-2016 we gave you a glimpse of the new permissions system that Mozilla was working on at the time for its Firefox web browser. Mozilla worked on it a bit more in the meantime, and plans to launch an updated version of it soon that improves the user interaction with permissions in several ways.


Ungoogled-Chromium Removes Google Traces from Chromium

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

If you love the functionality of Google’s Chrome browser, but would rather do without Google’s habit of collecting information regarding every move you make online, then you should probably take a look at Ungoogled-Chromium.

Ungoogled-Chromium is a fork of Chromium that puts the focus on privacy and security by removing Google traces and other bits of code from the browser that weaken privacy. The custom browser is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and as source code. Chromium is an open source web browser that Google Chrome and other browsers such as Vivaldi or Opera base their code on.


Block Opera VPN from Leaking Your IP Address

Monday, April 25th, 2016

It appears that Opera’s built-in VPN still has a few bugs that will need to be worked out …

Opera Software added a virtual private network (VPN) to Opera Developer a couple of days ago to improve user privacy and security while using the web browser. This VPN client is free to use, does not impose restrictions in regards to bandwidth or data to users, and there is little reason not to make use of it unless you are already using a VPN that runs system-wide, or want to watch shows on Netflix.


Find Out if you are Affected by DNS Leaks

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

If you’re like me and you’ve been using a DNS proxie to watch the UK version of Netflix from the US, you might find this article interesting.

Whenever you use anonymity or privacy solutions to protect your Internet traffic from being snooped on or to bypass censorship and location-based restrictions, you need to make sure data about your actual location in the world or underlying system does not leak. A basic recent example is WebRTC, a new technology that most modern browsers support. Websites and services may use WebRTC to find out about IP addresses of your computer when enabled even if you use a VPN service.


Sites May Detect the Local IP Address in Browsers Supporting WebRTC

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Even when one has nothing to hide, it’s still sort of annoying to have someone else constantly looking over your shoulder.

Whenever you connect to sites on the Internet information about the connection and the underlying system are available to the site automatically. Information include the web browser and version used to connect, the language, operating system and also the remote IP address. While there are means to prevent the IP address from being revealed, by using proxy servers or virtual private networks for example, one IP address is revealed in the end.


How to Prevent WebRTC Spying in Chrome

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

If you’re concerned about privacy and you use Chrome, then you should probably take a look at this …

New technologies are more often than not a double-edged sword. While they add or improve functionality on the one hand, they may also introduce undesirable features. This is for instance the case when it comes to WebRTC. It brings real-time communication capabilities to web browsers via JavaScript apis. Think Skype but without plugins or third-party software installation. While that’s great for Internet users who use new services making use of WebRTC, others are left with privacy issues because of it.


Firefox 22.0: Find Out What’s New

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Here’s a quick summary of what to expect from the upcoming Firefox 22.0 update …

Mozilla is currently preparing to upgrade all versions of the Firefox web browser starting with the stable version of it tomorrow. Firefox 21 will be upgraded to version 22 on Tuesday, while Beta, Aurora and Nightly users of the browser will have to wait a day or so longer before their version of the browser is updated as well.