If you are concerned about personal privacy and if you also use the Chrome web browser, you NEED to read a recent article by Geoffrey A. Fowler in The Mercury News web site at: https://bayareane.ws/2X0sYRZ. Next, read Best Browsers for Privacy and Security at http://bit.ly/2x9CwQ3 and then make up your own mind which solution is best for you.
Online Privacy & Security
From The Guardian web site: “Facebook usage has plummeted over the last year, according to data seen by the Guardian, though the company says usage by other measures continues to grow. “Since April 2018, the first full month after news of the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke in the Observer, actions on Facebook such as likes, shares and posts have dropped by almost 20%, according to the business analytics firm Mixpanel. […]
Peggy Drexler is a CNN reporter who published an article I think everyone should read. She describes several recent incidents where individuals posted text or pictures online that they assumed would remain private, visible only to a few of their friends. Sadly, they learned that isn’t a valid assumption. In some cases, there was no privacy: the information was visible to the public. In other cases, the so-called “friend” who […]
If you ever use WeChat, the Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app developed by Tencent, you need to read the article by Barclay Bram in the Nautilus web site at http://nautil.us/issue/73/play/wechat-is-watching. After reading the article, you probably will want to immediately uninstall the WeChat app from your computer devices. WeChat is sort of the Chinese equivalent of Facebook or WhatsApp. WeChat has more than 1 billion active […]
From the TutaNota Blog: “Since its start, webmail has become incredibly popular. Everybody has at least one free webmail account: Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com, and GMX are some of the most widely used webmail services. However, as we learn how the web works now, how companies manipulate us, how free services abuse our data, the time has come to demand change – because we deserve it.” The full article may be […]
Unless you use a private search engine, such as DuckDuckGo.com, your normal search engine likely has a copy of everything you’ve ever searched for and can use that information in any way they please without ever asking you for permission.
From an article in The Next Web (TNW): “It’s not like any of us went to a store for unethical people and told the clerk to load us up with dozens of products and services developed by companies that have no regard for personal privacy, human rights, or the future of our planet. “But here we sit. There’s a good chance that the company that makes your phone’s OS develops […]