Why Zoho Mail is Better than Gmail, Yahoo Mail, or Outlook

Zoho Mail is one of the less well-known email services. Yet it is one of the best free email providers. Many Zoho Mail users feel that it is better than Gmail, Yahoo, or Outlook. Zoho Mail has grown to more than 10 million active users in just nine years since it was first created.

Zoho Mail is available as a free email service although a paid version is available that offers more functionality. Many people find the free version meets all their needs and never upgrade to the paid version. Even the free version offers multi-level folders, conversation views, drag-and-drop inbox organizing, and email filters.

Best of all, Zoho Mail never, I repeat: NEVER, shows ads, not even in the free version.

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Facebook’s Former Chief of Security Says: Shifting to Private Messaging could be Facebook’s Smartest Move at this Point

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a bombshell announcement earlier this week that his company would pivot to a “privacy-focused communications platform” that prioritizes encrypted private messaging and groups over public-facing posts and the algorithm-driven News Feed.

According to the company’s former security chief, Alex Stamos, the move could mean that some of Facebook’s toughest issues around moderating speech and curbing bad behavior effectively disappear. “Mark Zuckerberg decided he can’t be in the middle anymore. The middle is where you lose continuously,” Stamos told a crowd at Vox Media’s SXSW event series in Austin, referring to Facebook’s attempt to straddle a line between strictly controlling speech and behavior on its platform and allowing for freedom of expression.

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Check if Your Android VPN is Collecting Personal Data

It’s bad enough when various web sites collect your personal data and then resell it. However, it is despicable when apps do the same thing and probably doubly despicable when an app that reportedly secures your privacy instead violates it without telling you what it is doing. The folks at The Best VPN performed an audit into the permissions asked by 81 Android VPN apps available in the Google Play Store. What they found is unsettling: several readily available VPN apps may be accessing more data than they should be.

The results? You never want to use Yoga VPN or oVPNSpider as they had the highest number of unnecessary permissions, including highly sensitive information like specific location data, access to your phone’s status, and read/write permissions for both internal and external storage. oVPNSpider even asks for access to read your log files, which The Best VPN notes was previously disabled for third-party app due to the high level of security risks associated with access to such files.

Other Android VPNs deemed unsafe by The Best VPN’s testing include:

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There are 15 Million Fewer Facebook Users in the U.S. Today than in 2017

Some people have seen the light. New numbers from Edison Research show an estimated 15 million fewer users in the United States compared to 2017. There are 15 million fewer Facebook users in the U.S. today than in 2017.

The biggest drop is in the very desirable 12- to 34-year-old group. Marketplace Tech got a first look at Edison’s latest social media research. It revealed almost 80 percent of people in the U.S. are posting, tweeting or snapping, but fewer are going to Facebook.

Details may be found at: http://bit.ly/2EHTjgo.

Revealed: Facebook’s Global Lobbying Against Data Privacy Laws

While promising more privacy in the future, Facebook’s senior management has simultaneously been lobbying politicians around the world, promising investments and incentives while seeking to pressure them into lobbying on Facebook’s behalf against data privacy legislation.

Perhaps the company should be renamed to TwoFacedBooks.com?

You can read about the recent exposure of secret, backroom lobbying in an article by Carole Cadwalladr and Duncan Campbell in The Guardian at: http://bit.ly/2TBgC52.

NSA is No Longer Using Mass Phone Surveillance Program Exposed by Edward Snowden

The NSA reportedly hasn’t been using the system used for mass phone surveillance for the past six months. So did the agency earlier claim that data collection is vital to national security? Maybe it isn’t so vial after all? After all, the nation’s top spy agency can’t be bothered to even use it these days.

Then again, perhaps that agency has found BETTER WAYS to spy on citizens???

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