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The AchieVer posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsPublisher Sues AdBlock Plus For Copyright Infringement German publisher Alex Springer is suing the company behind Adblock Plus for copyright infringement. According to the company, which owns Bild and Die Welt, among others, ad blockers endanger digital journalism and "change the programming code of websites." There can be little doubt that without revenues generated by advertising, today’sweb would be a very different animal. Many sites live or die by the money they bring in via advertising but a growing nu
vissha posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsA team of Belgian researchers discovered privacy issues in how browsers, ad-blocking, and anti-tracking implementations handle third-party cookie requests. A team of Belgian researchers from KU Leuven analyzed third-party cookie policies of seven major web browsers, 31 ad-blockers and 14 anti-tracking extensions and discovered major and minor issues in all of them. Major issues include Microsoft Edge's unwillingness to honor its own "block only third-party cookies" setting, bypasses for Firefox's Tracking Protection feature, and use of the integrated PDF viewer in Chrome