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July 17, 2015
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Kristan T. Harris | The Rundown Live
What if you needed a license to log-in and use the Internet? The idea is not to far-fetched and could be right around the corner depending on the outcome of the TPP. Dr Carr-Gregg has collaborated with Google to create an internet “drivers license”, which he believes is a defining example of “technology companies starting to recognize their responsibilities”.
The test for the license puts young people in random digital scenarios and tests their internet surfing skills on what they would believe, what they’d click and how they would behave. This will give you a form of “digital citizenship”.
digital drivers license
The “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace” has been testing a similar program.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation quickly responded pointing out concerns surrounding the NSTIC’s program.
According to the EFF website, “The White House recently released a draft of a troubling plan titled “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace” (NSTIC). In previous iterations, the project was known as the “National Strategy for Secure Online Transactions” and emphasized, reasonably, the private sector’s development of technologies to secure sensitive online transactions. But the recent shift to “Trusted Identities in Cyberspace” reflects a radical — and concerning — expansion of the project’s scope.
The draft NSTIC now calls for pervasive, authenticated digital IDs and makes scant mention of the unprecedented threat such a scheme would pose to privacy and free speech online. And while the draft NSTIC “does not advocate for the establishment of a national identification card” (p. 6), it’s far from clear that it won’t take us dangerously far down that road. Because the draft NSTIC is vague about many basic points, the White House must proceed with caution and avoid rushing past the risks that lay ahead. Here are some of our concerns.
This is the first comprehensive effort to measure the prevalence of device fingerprinting on the Internet. The team of KU Leuven-iMinds researchers analysed the Internet’s top 10,000 websites and discovered that 145 of them (almost 1.5%) use Flash-based fingerprinting. Some Flash objects included questionable techniques such as revealing a user’s original IP address when visiting a website through a third party (a so-called proxy).
Do Not Track
The researchers identified a total of 16 new providers of device fingerprinting, only one of which had been identified in prior research. In another surprising finding, the researchers found that users are tracked by these device fingerprinting technologies even if they explicitly request not to be tracked by enabling the Do Not Track (DNT) HTTP header.
The researchers also evaluated Tor Browser and Firegloves, two privacy-enhancing tools offering fingerprinting resistance. New vulnerabilities – some of which give access to users’ identity – were identified.
Device fingerprinting can be used for various security-related tasks, including fraud detection, protection against account hijacking and anti-bot and anti-scraping services. But it is also being used for analytics and marketing purposes via fingerprinting scripts hidden in advertising banners and web widgets.
To detect websites using device fingerprinting technologies, the researchers developed a tool called FPDetective. The tool crawls and analyses websites for suspicious scripts. This tool will be freely available at http://homes.esat.kuleuven.be/~gacar/fpdetective/ for other researchers to use and build upon.
The findings will be presented at the 20th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security this November in Berlin.”
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