Firefox 63 released with Enhanced Tracking Protection to block third-party cookies

Mozilla has released Firefox 63, which introduces Enhanced Tracking Protection, a feature that blocks third-party trackers to increase your privacy online. Mozilla has been focused on data and privacy in recent months, announcing upcoming features like having Firefox block ad-tracking software by default and partnering with ProtonVPN to sell subscriptions to a small group of Firefox users. For now, Firefox

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The Fan Bingbing saga shows China’s willingness to control overly wealthy celebrities

China’s highest-paid actress Fan Bingbing (X-Men: Days of Future Past) disappeared this summer following accusations of tax evasion. This month, an apology for breaking the law appeared on her social media account, and Fan has been ordered to pay 884 million yuan ($127 million) to avoid criminal prosecution. Last week, she resurfaced in paparazzi shots, but the Chinese release of

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Wikipedia founder lays off all journalists from his new media website

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales’ digital media company, the WikiTribune, is shifting its focus away from traditional news-gathering and moving to a “community oriented” strategy that prioritizes working with contributors. In the process, the company has laid off its 12 original editorial staffers, reports The Drum, following the April departure of CNN and Reuters journalist Peter Bale, who initially assembled the

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Charter’s higher bill fees could cost some customers nearly $100 each year

Cable provider Charter will increase a half-dozen of its surcharges and fees for all Spectrum customers beginning in November. The hiked cost of bill items like “broadcast TV surcharge” and more expensive cable box rentals, among other changes, could result in some customers paying “an additional $7.61 a month” according to the Asheville Citizen Times. Ars Technica also reported on

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Android fraud ring was stealing millions in fake ad revenue

Over 125 Android apps and websites have been drawn into a massive fraud scheme that’s seen hundreds of millions of dollars in ad revenue stolen, according to an in-depth investigative report published by Buzzfeed News. As Buzzfeed’s report details, the scam saw the fraudsters purchase legitimate, established applications from developers through a front company called “We Purchase Apps.” Those apps

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