Privacy Blog

"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Perhaps You Need an Encrypted Flash Drive

If you have information you wish to keep private (bank records, credit card numbers, tax returns, your spouse’s clothing sizes on your Christmas shopping list, etc.), you need to make sure that the information doesn’t fall into the hands of hackers, credit card thieves, and other strangers. One way to do that is to use encryption to make sure the information can not be read by anyone who does not […]

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ISPs Sue Maine Claiming a New Web-Privacy Law Violates Their Free-Speech Rights

It seems that Internet Service Providers are now claiming they have a right to spy on their customers’ web usage and to sell the private information they found to the highest bidder. Someone has a RIGHT to steal your personal information and resell it, claiming it is freedom of speech? I seems ludicrous but the article by Jon Brodkin the the Ars Technica web site at http://bit.ly/39Onkce explains the latest […]

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# Privacy-Focused Messenger Signal is Ready to go Mainstream and Take On Whatsapp

Signal continues to experience a stunning growth rate as the Play Store reveals that Signal has been downloaded between 10 million and 100 million times already. Combined with founder Moxie Marlinspike’s statement that more than 40% of Signal users are on iOS, you get a respectable (but still comparatively small) number. Of course, the foundation also continues working on improving privacy. Marlinspike shares that the team has a “secure value […]

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The Ultimate Method of Being Tracked

Do you value your privacy? Of course you do! Then why do you provide 24 hour-a-day tracking of your whereabouts to police, government agents, relatives, hackers, potential kidnappers, child molesters, or to would-be burglars who want to make sure you are not at home? NOTE: I am guessing your children might be near you. Another situation is that your older child(ren) might have his or her own cell phone and […]

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India’s Proposed Internet Regulations Could Threaten Privacy Everywhere

This could become a HUGE threat to online privacy everywhere: This week, with India poised to unveil new rules that threaten encrypted communications around the world, it seems safe to say that the encryption fight is now fully underway. Details may be found at: https://www.theverge.com/interface/2020/2/14/21136273/india-internet-rules-encryption-privacy-messaging.

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Free Guides to Understand Digital Security and Protect Your Privacy

From the MakeUseOf web site: “With the number of data breaches, phishing attacks, and other digital threats facing us today, you need to know how to stay secure when using technology. Check these free online guides to understand digital security and protect your privacy. “Miscreants try to infiltrate your systems through various channels, such as your browser, phone, emails, and even the Wi-Fi networks you connect to. The first step […]

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