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#deepweb | Google Just Gave Millions Of Users A Reason To Quit Chrome

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Google Chrome’s seamless updates have long been a big part of its appeal. But perhaps not anymore. With the latest version of Chrome already installed on hundreds of millions of computers and smartphones around the world, a significant warning has been issued that you might not like what it has running inside. 

Picked up by The Register, Chrome 80 (check your version by going to Settings > About Chrome) contains a new browser capability called ScrollToTextFragment. This is deep linking technology tied to website text, but multiple sources have revealed it is a potentially invasive privacy nightmare. 

To understand why requires a brief guide to how ScrollToTextFragment works. The simple version is it allows Google to index websites and share links down to a single word of text and its position on the page. It does this by creating its own anchors to text (using the format: #:~:text=[prefix-,]textStart[,textEnd][,-suffix]) and it doesn’t require the permission of the web page author to do so. Google gives the harmless example: 

“[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat#:~:text=On islands, birds can contribute as much as 60% of a cat’s diet] This loads the page for Cat, highlights the specified text, and scrolls directly to it.”

The deep linking freedom of ScrollToTextFragment can be very useful for sharing very specific links to parts of webpages. The problem is it can also be exploited. Warning about the development of ScrollToTextFragment in December, Peter Snyder, a privacy researcher at Brave Browser explained: 

“Consider a situation where I can view DNS traffic (e.g. company network), and I send a link to the company health portal, with [the anchor] #:~:text=cancer. On certain page layouts, I might be able [to] tell if the employee has cancer by looking for lower-on-the-page resources being requested.” 

And it was Snyder who spotted that ScrollToTextFragment is now active inside Chrome 80 stating that “Imposing privacy and security leaks to existing sites (many of which will never be updated) REALLY should be a ‘don’t break the web’, never-cross, redline. This spec does that.”

David Baron, a principal engineer at Mozilla, maker of Firefox, also warned against the development of ScrollToTextFragment, saying: “My high-level opinion here is that this a really valuable feature, but it might also be one where all of the possible solutions have major issues/problems.” 

Defending the decision, Google’s engineers have issued a document outlining the pros/cons of the deep linking technology in ScrollToTextFragment and Chromium engineer David Bokan wrote this week that “We discussed this and other issues with our security team and, to summarize, we understand the issue but disagree on the severity so we’re proceeding with allowing this without requiring opt-in.” 

Bokan says the company will work on an opt-out option, but how many will even know ScrollToTextFragment exists? And here lies the nub of it: Google has such power it can be judge and jury to decide what is or isn’t acceptable. So ScrollToTextFragment, with its unresolved privacy concerns and lack of support from other browser makers, is now out there, running in the background of hundreds of millions of Chrome installations. 

Whether you want to be part of that is up to you. 

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What Is The Reason Behind The Emergence Of Cybersecurity?

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What Is The Reason Behind The Emergence Of Cybersecurity?

All people in the world look at the phenomenon of the cyber security in two distinctive ways. The first way comprises of the world where each and every people can talk to each other with the help of sensors connecting wirelessly. The other way is the where each and every individual is exposed to the danger of the horrific experiences …

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We Launched Common Sense for One Reason: Kids

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The Heartwarming Reason One College Student Brings Her Baby To Class

A professor in South Carolina goe above and beyond to support her student. 

New mom and college senior, Sarah Thompson, posted a photo on Facebook that she took during her math class at Lander University. The photo shows a professor, Dr. Josie Ryan, holding Thompson’s newborn son, Isaiah, during a lecture.

In the caption, Thompson wrote that her professor is “amazing.” The mom started Ryan’s real analysis class a week before giving birth to her son and returned just one week after.

“She knew I’d be overwhelmed so literally begged me to bring Isaiah to class and even showed me where the breastfeeding room in the health center was at Lander University,” said Thompson.

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This May Be The #1 Reason Your Kids Binge-Drink At College

Ask almost any new college parent what worries them most about depositing their kid in the freshmen dorm and driving away, and the answer will likely be binge-drinking. The images of kids guzzling booze to unconsciousness, party drinks spiked with Roofies, and campus rapes of stone-cold drunken coeds, are seared into our parental brains.

Lots of kids begin drinking while they are still in high school. I know this because I don’t actually live under a rock. I even know people who let their high schoolers host booze-and-weed parties right under their noses ― as if being there and watching bad behavior somehow makes it better.

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The Real Reason Parents Overschedule Toddlers — And Why It’s A Mistake

Parenting is a tough gig, and (as if moms and dads ever doubted their own anecdotal experience) research tells us that one of the most stressful points in a couple’s life is when they start having children. With that high level of stress often comes a loss of connection and intimacy between parents, but Dr. Shefali Tsabary says it’s possible to reclaim those things ― beyond just scheduling the occasional date night.

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Giving teens another reason to say no to drugs

NEW RICHMOND, Ohio (Brad Underwood) — When students returned to New Richmond High School Thursday, August 20, it’s under a new rule.     There will be random drug tests for many of the students. The concept isn’t new but, it’s new to New Richmond. And, what the school district plans to do with the information is also a little different.     Overall, the new random drug testing policy was being praised by parents Local 12 News spoke with. The testing was directed toward certain groups of students but open to all and because of what’s at stake for the kids, this was yet another move to give students another reason to say no to drugs.

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Your IT Department And Human Resources Are The Reason Why

You are only as strong as your weakest link. Gregory Evans explains in this episode how companies IT departments and Human Resources have to work together in order to train all the employees. Hackers will target your receptionist, the accountant […]

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