The purpose of the HTTP Referer (sic) header is to help sites figure out where their traffic comes from. However, as the Web got more complex, the amount of information in the Referer header ballooned, leading to bigger privacy problems. … Continue reading
Posts in “Privacy”
I’ve posted some of my recent thinking on privacy and identity. For some time we’ve generally seen privacy treated as its own problem domain, oddly divorced from the realms of security and identity. Perhaps its time for a different approach?
Privacy isn’t always easy. We’re close to landing some changes in the Firefox development tree that will fix a privacy leak that browsers have been struggling with for some time. We’re really excited about this fix, we hope other browsers … Continue reading