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 Post subject: COWL ..."build web apps that combine data from diff sites"
PostPosted: October 6th, 2014, 10:06 pm 
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Hello All,

The topic isn't so much about using data from different websites, as it is about some new approact/toolkit to enhance User privacy.

from: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 085130.htm
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October 6, 2014
Researchers have built a new system that protects Internet users’ privacy whilst increasing the flexibility for web developers to build web applications that combine data from different web sites, dramatically improving the safety of surfing the web.

The system, 'Confinement with Origin Web Labels,' or COWL, works with Mozilla's Firefox and the open-source version of Google's Chrome web browsers and prevents malicious code in a web site from leaking sensitive information to unauthorised parties, whilst allowing code in a web site to display content drawn from multiple web sites -- an essential function for modern, feature-rich web applications.

...When building a modern web site, web developers routinely incorporate JavaScript library code written by third-party authors of unknowable intent.

...The team say such inclusion of JavaScript libraries is dangerous, as although the code includes features the web developers want, it might also contain malicious code that steals the browser user's data.


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