Privacy Blog

“By continuing the process of inflation, governments can confiscate secretly and unobserved an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” – John Maynard Keynes, writing about the effects of a seemingly small amount of inflation every year.

3 Ways to Instantly Create a New Email Address for Yourself

Want a new temporary or even a long-term email address? An article by Akshata Shanbhag in the Make Use Of web site at http://bit.ly/2Hcu3kK shows how to do so quickly and easily. If you want even more ways to protect your identity, learn how to send completely anonymous emails by Gavin Phillips at: http://bit.ly/2VufG45. What is the best anonymous email service? The answer is dependent on your requirements. If you […]

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Google I/O’s Biggest Announcement: Privacy

The Google I/O developer conference took place this week and lots of new products and features were announced by the Internet giant. However, probably the biggest announcement of all was not a product but a philosophy: Privacy. Google rolled out new privacy-centric features and products. The biggest included expanding incognito mode to more Google services, new privacy commitments for Google products, and more than 50 privacy-focused features added to Android. […]

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Political Pressure Builds for FTC to Punish Facebook with more than a ‘Bargain’ Fine

From the Washington Post: “Two top Senate lawmakers on Monday expressed frustration with a federal probe into Facebook’s privacy practices, urging the government to move more swiftly and consider imposing tough punishments that target the company’s top executives. “The message — delivered by Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) and Republican Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.) — reflects the mounting political pressure on the Federal Trade Commission to deliver a strong rebuke […]

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Privacy Oriented Brave Web Browser Popularity Skyrockets Surpassing Firefox and Opera

The open source privacy-focused browser is rising in popularity and beating other popular browser options. In the past twelve months, all across the word, Brave browser has seen a good surge in its usage as evident from the fact that it has already surpassed 1 million downloads and continue to add verified publishers to its platform. You can red the full report in the BitcoinExchangeGuide web site at: http://bit.ly/2VjTWYA.

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Librem One, a Suite of Privacy-Protecting, No-Track, No-Ad Apps and Services

Purism has just launched an online service it has dubbed “Librem One”, which is, as Purism calls it, a “suite of apps and services designed to provide users with convenient alternatives to Big Tech products”. Librem One currently consists of an end-to-end encrypted chat app, end-to-end encrypted email client, end-to-end encrypted VPN solution, as well as a social network platform for everyone. In the near future, the Librem One suite […]

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Ancestry.com Sued for ‘Misleading’ Customers About DNA Data

Genealogy information provider Ancestry.com has a “longstanding practice” of failing to get sufficient informed consent agreements from customers who submit medical and DNA information, a new lawsuit alleges. Lori Collett sued the Utah-based company’s subsidiaries—Ancestry.com DNA LLC and Ancestry.com Inc.—for allegedly “misleading and deceiving patients in California and across the country about what Ancestry was actually doing with their DNA.” Bloomberg news has a brief radio report about the lawsuit […]

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The $5 Billion Fine Facebook Expects to Pay the FTC is a Joke — On All Of Us

Facebook has been caught yet again illegally harvesting the email contacts of 1.5 million users without users’ consent. The company is facing a $5 billion fine assessed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Obviously, $5 billion is a lot of money for most everyone except Facebook. Facebook has $45 billion in cash and securities on hand and generates $5 billion in cash each quarter, even after investments in property and […]

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