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More and more companies suspend service in Russia

A plethora of international companies have limited their service in Russia since the country began its illegal and unjustified invasion of Ukraine to pressure its leaders economically. Some companies have entirely halted sales in the country, while others have scaled back services significantly. 

Read on to find out what companies are limiting sales and services in Russia and why economic boycotts such as this one matter and can be an effective tool in ending war. 

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Google to change how Chrome users are tracked

If you use Chrome to browse the web, tracking Cookies are about to become obsolete. Google has come up with (what they say is) a less invasive way for advertisers to target users. The system is called Topics, and Google describes it as interest-based advertising that gives users more control over what data is shared about them and how it is shared. 

Read on to learn more about Topics and how it will work. First, let’s take a closer look at the ins and outs of tracking cookies for comparison.

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Let’s Encrypt revoked about 2.7 million mis-issued SSL certificates

A few days ago, Certificate Authority Let’s Encrypt announced it would need to revoke nearly two million SSL certificates due to improper issuance. 

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Safari 15 bug can leak your personal information

Recent findings from FingerprintJS, a browser fingerprinting and fraud detection service, have revealed that a software bug in Safari 15 can leak your identity and allow any website to track your Internet activity. The bug is related to the Apple browser’s implementation of an application programming interface (API) called IndexedDB, which is designed to store data in your browser. 

Read on to learn more about the API and how exactly it’s leaking this data. 

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EU targets big tech gatekeepers in new legislation

The EU parliament has voted through two pieces of legislation with the aim of leveling the tech industry playing field in Europe: the Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act. 

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