Our privacy and the web

Our privacy and the web

Presented by Selena Deckelmann, Sr Director of Firefox Browser Engineering
Oct 1, 2019
View Source Conference, Amsterdam

Text of the talk temporarily here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ij_LH7tFr67cJxDMp_Z1jmD0eW2T3ar347gfbjf3fD8/edit

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Selena Deckelmann

October 01, 2019
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  1. Our privacy and the web 30.9.2019 Selena Deckelmann Sr Director,

    Firefox Browser Engineering
  2. 2

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  4. Short term pessimist, long term optimist 4

  5. Why I care about privacy 5

  6. Mozilla Manifesto Principle #4: Individuals’ security and privacy on the

    internet are fundamental and must not be treated as optional. 6
  7. “What Privacy is for” 7 By Julie E Cohen

  8. “the development of subjectivity and development of communal values don’t

    proceed in lockstep” 8 - Julie E Cohen
  9. “Surveillance is attention that is purposeful, routine, systemic and focused.”

    9 - Julie E Cohen
  10. …to sell me shoes. 10

  11. 11

  12. 12

  13. Why care about ad targeting? 13

  14. Those shoes… 14

  15. 15

  16. Profiles you can use for targeted ads 16 https://support.aerserv.com/hc/en-us/articles/207148516-List-of-IAB-Categories

  17. Mozilla Confidential 17 How Firefox helps preserve privacy Ensuring the

    security of the browser. Fighting surveillance. Creating better defaults and educating people about them.
  18. The browser is a sandbox where we run untrusted code

    from people we don’t know, and we hope for the best. 18
  19. OS-level Sandboxing Site Isolation Fixing bugs Safe Browsing integration Rust!

    19
  20. Fighting surveillance through tech and policy. 20

  21. Tracking Protection https://disconnect.me/trackerprotection 21

  22. CA Root Program https://ccadb.org 22 Some fundamentals for security

  23. TLS 1.3 DNS over HTTPS (DoH) 23

  24. Firefox Private Network* 24

  25. Better defaults plus educating people about them. 25

  26. 26

  27. 27

  28. 28

  29. Privacy is essential to being human. 29

  30. Privacy is essential to being human on the web. 30

  31. The web was created without thinking about the threat models.

    And they’ve evolved. 31
  32. How can the web help preserve our privacy? 32

  33. Browsers can provide understandable privacy properties. 33

  34. 34

  35. What about mobile apps? 35

  36. 36

  37. Uninstall apps. Use the Browser. Protect people’s privacy. 37

  38. Thank You Mozilla Confidential 38