A Thousand Ways To Track You on The Web, And How To Start To Protect Yourself

  • When Nov 21, 2019 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-800)
  • Where Gates Building, Room 174
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A Thousand Ways To Track You on The Web, And How To Start To Protect Yourself -- Pete Snyder, Brave

Thursday 11/21, 6-7PM
Gates Building, Room 174
Join Stanford Applied Cybersecurity for a hands-on workshop with Pete Snyder, privacy researcher at Brave Software (https://brave.com)! Dinner will be served!

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Without protection, users on the web are tracked on nearly every site they visit, by parties familiar and unknown alike. This talk will give some background to how tracking became so rampant on the web, along with why it should be a cause for concern to everyone. The majority of the talk will then discuss how web users are tracked, using methods ranging from dead simple too sophisticated and complex. We’ll spend some time thinking through counter measures, both deployed and theoretical, including a comparison of existing popular blocking tools. Finally, we’ll discuss some possible, planned future defenses.By the end of the talk, attendees should have a much better understanding of the scale of the tracking problem, along with which tracking methods we have solutions to, and which the privacy community still needs to address.This will be an informal presentation, with an emphasis on discussion and working through problems together.