Posts Tagged: Privacy

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.

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Andrew Hilts on Facebook’s advertising opt-out

Open Effect Executive Director Andrew Hilts was recently quoted in a Toronto Star article discussing Facebook’s latest privacy policy change. The policy change makes clear that the company uses the web browsing history of its users in order to better target advertisements according to user interests.

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TrackerSSL is a Google Chrome Extension that lets you know who is tracking you, and whether or not that tracking could be done more securely. The extension monitors all third party connections made by the websites you visit. It lets you know what percentage of third party trackers on a given page could support secure transmission of your web browsing habits, if the web page itself was only served securely through HTTPS.

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