We are excited to announce the forthcoming publication of a research paper at the 5th USENIX Workshop for Free and Open Communications on the Internet. The paper explores the security levels of the top 500 websites in each category of the Alexa rankings.
Our work explains why personal information matters.
Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium
Andrew Hilts presented Open Effect research at the 2015 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium.
CIRA funds OE to improve “Access My Info”
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has just announced Open Effect as one of the funding recipients of its Community Investment Program.
Privacy Commissioner’s Office to fund OE project
I’m excited to announce that Open Effect is among the recipients of The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s 2015-16 Contributions Program. The program seeks to fund independent Canadian privacy and security research. Over the next year, we will research the privacy and security of a range of wearable fitness trackers.
Some impressions on Internet advertiser security
In our blog post, we describe the results of tests we conducted to measure HTTPS support on the advertisers found on a sample of news websites as well as two sample lists of advertisers. We find a large disparity between our results and the the level of security support referred to in a recent post on the Internet Advertising Bureau’s website.