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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

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

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  2. Short term pessimist,
    long term optimist
    4

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  3. Why I care about privacy
    5

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  4. Mozilla Manifesto Principle #4:
    Individuals’ security and privacy on
    the internet are fundamental and
    must not be treated as optional.
    6

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  5. “What Privacy is for”
    7
    By Julie E Cohen

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  6. “the development of subjectivity and
    development of communal values don’t
    proceed in lockstep”
    8
    - Julie E Cohen

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  7. “Surveillance is attention that
    is purposeful, routine,
    systemic and focused.”
    9
    - Julie E Cohen

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  8. …to sell me shoes.
    10

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  9. Why care about ad targeting?
    13

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  10. Those shoes…
    14

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

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  12. Mozilla Confidential 17
    How Firefox
    helps preserve
    privacy
    Ensuring the security
    of the browser.
    Fighting surveillance.
    Creating better
    defaults and
    educating people
    about them.

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  13. The browser is a sandbox where we run
    untrusted code from people we don’t know,
    and we hope for the best.
    18

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  14. OS-level Sandboxing
    Site Isolation
    Fixing bugs
    Safe Browsing integration
    Rust!
    19

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  15. Fighting surveillance
    through tech and policy.
    20

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

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

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  18. TLS 1.3
    DNS over HTTPS (DoH)
    23

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  19. Firefox Private Network*
    24

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  20. Better defaults plus
    educating people about them.
    25

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  21. Privacy is essential to being human.
    29

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

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  23. The web was created without
    thinking about the threat models.
    And they’ve evolved.
    31

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  24. How can the web help
    preserve our privacy?
    32

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  25. Browsers can provide
    understandable privacy
    properties.
    33

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  26. What about mobile apps?
    35

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

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  28. Thank You
    Mozilla Confidential 38

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