Tag Archives: Internet privacy

13Aug/21

How Private Is My VPN?

VPNs promise privacy, but The Markup found their apps and websites full of trackers

By: Alfred Ng

For the last seven years, Shannon Morse has been making videos on security and privacy tips on YouTube. That includes reviews of Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs—software that encrypts your network traffic so that internet service providers or people on the same Wi-Fi network as you can’t spy on your activity.

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23Apr/21

Use of Stalkerware and Spyware Apps Increase by 93% since Lockdown Began in the UK

Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, reveals there has been a 93% increase in the use of spyware and stalkerware apps1 in the UK since lockdown measures were first introduced. In the past year, Avast has protected over 4,585 users in the UK from apps capable of spying, and 165,049 users across the globe. Continue reading

12Apr/21

Blis launches playbook – Preparing for a privacy-first world: your personal guide to getting impersonal

Today, Blis, the pioneer of privacy-first location-powered advertising, announces the launch of its new playbook, ‘Preparing for a privacy-first world: your personal guide to getting impersonal’. This educational playbook complements the company’s global ‘It’s nothing personal’ ad campaign launching today, to create awareness about the need for a privacy-first approach. Continue reading

30Mar/21

Blis to empower world’s largest brands and agencies to target customers at scale in the post-cookie world

Today, Blis, the pioneer of privacy-first location-powered advertising, announces the launch of its new product suite, which will enable the world’s largest brands and agencies to target their customers at scale in the post-cookie world and still achieve key outcomes. Continue reading

25Jan/21

Who Knows Generation Z Best? Soul App Gives the Answer as A New Social Playground for A Hundred Million Gen Z

SHANGHAI, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Social networking has not been a “blue ocean”, but a rising star is indeed leading the market. Soul App – Chinese version, a representative of new social connections, has recently reached over 100 million registered users and over 30 million monthly active users (MAU) around the world. Topping the Social category list of the App Store in mainland China, SOUL has been a key player in this industry. With their aggressive market entry plans into oversea markets, Soul App has already launched in North America, Japan, and South Korea. Continue reading

13Nov/17

In China, facial recognition advances lets big brother watch ever more closely

BEIJING, CHINA (REUTERS) – If you cross the street in urban China these days, chances are you’re being watched. The country has built the world’s largest video surveillance network with tens of millions of cameras, and they are now increasingly capable of automatically identifying people’s basic information thanks to technological advances and big data. Continue reading

08Nov/17

Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breach

At a hearing in Washington, D.C.on Wednesday, former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized for a pair of massive data breaches at the internet company, blaming Russian agents. Continue reading

05Sep/17

Companies must tell workers of email checks – ECHR

Companies must tell employees in advance if their work email accounts are being monitored, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday in a landmark privacy case. David Pollard reports. Continue reading

04Aug/17

Google program to track shoppers draws federal complaint

A new Google tracking program that links shoppers’ offline purchases to their web activity is drawing concerns over privacy and data security, and has prompted one privacy watchdog to file a federal complaint. Continue reading

10Jul/17

U.S. judge dismisses Facebook tracking lawsuit

A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Facebook that accuses it of tracking users’ browsing activities even after they’ve logged out of their Facebook accounts. According to the judge, plaintiffs could have kept their online activity private but chose not to. Continue reading