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This Tool Protects Your Private Data While You Browse


A high-level illustration of how SugarCoat re-writes code to protect data privacy.

Credit: UC San Diego News Center

The SugarCoat tool developed by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Brave Software can better protect users' private data as they browse the Web.

SugarCoat targets scripts that attack privacy but are critical to Website operations, replacing them with safe scripts that possess the same properties.

The open-source SugarCoat is configured to integrate with existing privacy focused browsers like Brave, Firefox, and Tor, and browser extensions like uBlock Origin.

UCSD's Michael Smith said, "SugarCoat integrates with existing content-blocking tools like ad blockers, to empower users to browse the Web without giving up their privacy."

From UC San Diego News Center
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