Author Topic: My browser, the spy: How extensions slurped up browsing histories from 4M users  (Read 286 times)

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According to the researcher who discovered and extensively documented the problem, this non-stop flow of sensitive data over the past seven months has resulted in the publication of links to:

Home and business surveillance videos hosted on Nest and other security services
Tax returns, billing invoices, business documents, and presentation slides posted to, or hosted on, Microsoft OneDrive, Intuit.com, and other online services
Vehicle identification numbers of recently bought automobiles, along with the names and addresses of the buyers
Patient names, the doctors they visited, and other details listed by DrChrono, a patient care cloud platform that contracts with medical services
Travel itineraries hosted on Priceline, Booking.com, and airline websites
Facebook Messenger attachments and Facebook photos, even when the photos were set to be private.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/07/dataspii-inside-the-debacle-that-dished-private-data-from-apple-tesla-blue-origin-and-4m-people/