Privacy Heroes

Privacy Heroes

From search engines, browsers, and email providers to cloud storage, chat apps, and social media, you’re being exploited and exposed online. To make the Internet a safe place to conduct business, browse the web, and store sensitive data.

Protecting Data Privacy Without Destroying the Internet

Protecting Data Privacy Without Destroying the Internet

It is reasonable to be skeptical of the notion that increasing government power is the key to protecting privacy, but without federal preemption, the nation could balkanize with 50 sets of online privacy rules, undermining the seamless digital experience consumers enjoy today as well as the internet economy which powers some 10 percent of national gross domestic product.

An evolution in private messaging | Networks Asia

An evolution in private messaging | Networks Asia

The potential applications of distributed messaging networks, where users own their data, and privacy and security are in-built by design, are worthy of exploration.

I Bought Used Voting Machines on eBay for $100 Apiece. What I Found Was Alarming

I Bought Used Voting Machines on eBay for $100 Apiece. What I Found Was Alarming

The information I found on the drives, including candidates, precincts, and the number of votes cast on the machine, were not encrypted. By using a $15 palm-sized device, my team was able to exploit a smart chip card, allowing us to vote multiple times.

Startpage.com

Startpage.com

So why are online companies harvesting our personal data without our consent? That’s why we’re developing online tools that help you to stay in control of your personal information. Because it’s our belief that personal data should be your data, not Big Data.

This Tor-Enabled SIM Card Will Keep You Anonymous On Mobile Networks

This Tor-Enabled SIM Card Will Keep You Anonymous On Mobile Networks

So a UK-based enterprise Brass Horns Communications is currently testing a data only-SIM card that automatically routes all your mobile data traffic through the Tor network. But the best part about the Tor-SIM card is that not even Bras Horn can monitor the traffic that passes through it.

The Real Reason You Should Be Responsible Online

The Real Reason You Should Be Responsible Online

But let’s forget about your thousands of followers for a while and think about the companies that allow you to share your thoughts, beliefs, and experiences online. Here’s another reason not to post inappropriate stuff online: hackers.

Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?

Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?

Yahoo, for instance, didn’t allow users to delete accounts or change personally identifying information they shared, such as their birthday, until pressured to do so after the breach.

Between Freedom of Speech and Online Security

Between Freedom of Speech and Online Security

Moreover, the AVMD contradicts the E-Commerce Directive meant to protect the freedom of expression by ensuring that internet companies can’t be obliged to delete user-generated content.

A Beginner’s Guide to Staying Safe Online

A Beginner’s Guide to Staying Safe Online

Encrypting your email, being elusive with your social media information, and avoiding the lure of “checking in” are good starting points for protecting your online data privacy.

German Unity Day: Today Is the Day We Got Rid of the Surveillance State GDR.

German Unity Day: Today Is the Day We Got Rid of the Surveillance State GDR.

If you want to know how it feels like to live in a surveillance state, you need to talk to people who did. Let's fight against surveillance online to protect our freedom of speech and our right to privacy!

Sphere

Sphere

Do you know that all your activities in the Internet are traced and recorded? Whether you use search engines, read emails or communicate in social media, all your activities are always in full view. We dream of a free world with safe Internet.

Cyber security awareness month: top practices for next-level privacy and anonymity

Cyber security awareness month: top practices for next-level privacy and anonymity

From software programs to privacy settings and browser extensions, this is a user manual in the hopes of raising awareness and staying secure online. Encrypted clouds are not that popular but it’s a great tool to keep your files secure and private, not to mention available at all times from anywhere.

Call for wide-ranging GDPR investigation into online ads, which could kill today’s real-time bidding system

Call for wide-ranging GDPR investigation into online ads, which could kill today’s real-time bidding system

A formal complaint has been submitted to the data protection authorities in the UK and in Ireland, asking them to investigate the use of real-time bidding systems by Google and other ad tech companies.

Banning anonymous social media accounts will do more harm than good | James Ball

Banning anonymous social media accounts will do more harm than good | James Ball

Angela Rayner became the latest in a long line of politicians to suggest that anonymous social media accounts should be banned in an attempt on Sunday to crack down on abusive and threatening behaviour online.

Introducing Firefox Monitor, Helping People Take Control After a Data Breach

Introducing Firefox Monitor, Helping People Take Control After a Data Breach

It can be hard to keep track of when your information has been stolen, so we’re going to help by launching Firefox Monitor, a free service that notifies people when they’ve been part of a data breach.

Why it is hard (if not impossible) to run a privacy-focused company in the US

Why it is hard (if not impossible) to run a privacy-focused company in the US

As Swiss companies, ProtonMail and ProtonVPN are not subject to FISA courts and they cannot compel us to cooperate with the FBI or NSA.

Report: Anonymity could be the answer to feeling happier online

Report: Anonymity could be the answer to feeling happier online

Platforms like YouTube and Netflix, which focus on entertainment and content and largely eschew social interaction or personal identity, were the ones impacting their users in a positive way.

Google, App Developer Sued for Tracking Children Online

Google, App Developer Sued for Tracking Children Online

New Mexico’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against a popular children’s app developer as well as Google and Twitter’s online ad platforms for allegedly violating the privacy of children under the age of 13, the New York Times has reported.

Europe's New Copyright Law Could Change the Web Worldwide

Europe's New Copyright Law Could Change the Web Worldwide

Critics argue that the most controversial part of the proposal will effectively force all but the smallest website operators to adopt "upload filters" similar to those used by YouTube, and apply them to all types of content, to stop users from uploading copyrighted works.

Intense lobbying continues ahead of EU copyright vote

Intense lobbying continues ahead of EU copyright vote

He said the draft directive, if adopted in its current form, could force internet platforms to introduce upload filters and censor content.

Dicas de segurança e privacidade online para os nómadas digitais

Dicas de segurança e privacidade online para os nómadas digitais

Como os nómadas digitais viajam muito, eles dependem significativamente de redes públicas de Wi-Fi. E é por isso mesmo que estão muito mais expostos para as questões de segurança e privacidade em comparação com um utilizador de Internet normal.

Decentralisation: the next big step for the world wide web

Decentralisation: the next big step for the world wide web

The proponents of the so-called decentralised web – or DWeb – want a new, better web where the entire planet’s population can communicate without having to rely on big companies that amass our data for profit and make it easier for governments to conduct surveillance.

Why we need better tracking protection

Why we need better tracking protection

Firefox has always offered a baseline set of protections and allowed people to opt into additional privacy features. In addition, research has shown that people rarely take steps to change their default settings — our own data agrees.

Privacy Is Still Personal

We solved privacy in the natural world with clothing, shelter, manners and laws. All these things need to be as casual and easily understood as clothing and shelter are in the physical world today.

‘Five eyes’ officials agree to seek to enable police access to private encrypted info

‘Five eyes’ officials agree to seek to enable police access to private encrypted info

“In the event of a severe foreign interference incident within our sovereign nations, we agreed the five countries would co-ordinate on appropriate responses and attribution.”The ministers also issued a lengthy list of demands for the digital industry to assist in countering the illicit use of online spaces, noting they “stand united” in their “commitment to protect our citizens from child predators, terrorists, violent extremists and other illicit actors.

Google 'Titan Security Key' Is Now On Sale For $50

Google 'Titan Security Key' Is Now On Sale For $50

What Is Google Titan Security Key? How Does Titan Security Key Secure Online Accounts? How to Use Google Titan Security Keys?

To serve a free society, social media must evolve beyond data mining

To serve a free society, social media must evolve beyond data mining

For years, watchdogs have been warning about sharing information with data-collecting companies, firms engaged in the relatively new line of business called some academics have called “surveillance capitalism.” Most casual internet users are only now realizing how easy – and common – it is for unaccountable and unknown organizations to assemble detailed digital profiles of them.

Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media

Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media

“If you meet someone new and they ask for your Instagram and you only have 80 followers,” says Sharp, “they’re going to think: ‘You’re not that popular’, but if you have 2,000 followers they’re going to be like: ‘You’re the most popular person in school.’” Sharp quit social media at 13.

You Could Be Kicked Offline For Piracy If This Music Industry Lawsuit Succeeds

You Could Be Kicked Offline For Piracy If This Music Industry Lawsuit Succeeds

The entertainment industry is waging a major legal campaign to turn ISPs into copyright cops authorized to kick broadband users offline—based on what’s often flimsy to nonexistent evidence of wrongdoing.

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