COWL, a New Web Privacy Tool, to Arrive for Chrome and Firefox
Confinement with Origin Web Labels (COWL) works with the Firefox and Chrome browsers and aims to prevent websites from leaking sensitive information. The team behind COWL includes researchers from University College London, Stanford Engineering, Google, Chalmers and Mozilla Research.
Co-author Professor Brad Karp (UCL Computer Science), said: "COWL achieves both privacy for the user and flexibility for the web application developer. Achieving both these aims, which are often in opposition in many system designs, is one of the central challenges in computer systems security research."
We'll follow up on COWL and how it works as it becomes available. Many browser users will want to get it, and there are reports that it will soon work with the Safari browser as well.