Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#617 Chrome extensions will soon have to tell you what data they collect
Google is about to make it harder for Chrome extensions to collect your browsing data without letting you know about it, according to a new policy announced Friday.

Starting in mid-July, developers releasing Chrome extensions will have to comply with a new User Data Policy that governs how they collect, transmit and store private information. Extensions will have to encrypt personal and sensitive information, and developers will have to disclose their privacy policies to users.

Developers will also have to post a "prominent disclosure" when collecting sensitive data that isn't related to a prominent feature. That's important, because extensions have tremendous power to track users' browsing habits and then use that for nefarious purposes.
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#619 New system to identify people by their 'brainprints'
#618 Android Security Report: 29 percent of active devices not up to patch vevels
#617 Chrome extensions will soon have to tell you what data they collect
#616 Changing your password regularly is a terrible idea, and here's why
#615 MIT reveals AI platform which detects 85 percent of cyberattacks
#614 US-CERT to Windows users: Dump Apple Quicktime
#613 Rogue source code repos can compromise Mac security due to old Git version.
#612 Google Alerts, direct webmaster communication get bugs fixed quickly
#611 How hackers eavesdropped on a US Congressman using only his phone number
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