Internet privacy

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How do advertisers always know where you are?

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To build a profile of you, advertisers can gather a multitude of information. They can follow you around the...
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What is Off-Facebook activity, and what does it reveal about your...

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Facebook harvests a lot of your data, even when you’re not actually using it. Now, finally, Facebook is letting...
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Google and Apple are co-creating a contact-tracing tool. Can you trust it?

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In what can only be described as the most unlikely of partnerships, Apple and Google have teamed up to develop a contact-tracing tool that...
What is GDPR

What is GDPR and how do you obtain GDPR compliance?

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To understand the story of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we must rewind back to 2011. That was when newly graduated Austrian lawyer...
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Countries are using greater surveillance measures to track Covid-19. What are they tracking?

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Heightened global concerns over the novel coronavirus have compelled countries to implement measures such as flight suspensions, mandatory quarantine and work from home mandates,...
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How to change app permissions on your devices

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When downloading an app to your device, sometimes a message pops up to request permissions that the app would like to have in order...
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Google is trying to make its new terms of service more readable

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If you’ve googled something at some point in the last couple of weeks, you’ve likely seen this nondescript blue bar on top of your...
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Facial recognition works even when you’re covering your face

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Until recently, facial recognition software needed to scan your entire face in order to attempt to identify you. That may no longer be the...
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A new survey shows Americans increasingly care about privacy

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Given how many privacy breaches hit the news, it’s of little surprise that 96% of Americans recently surveyed by ExpressVPN said that online data...
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An open-source alternative to Google Maps

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Google knows a lot about you. From your search history to everything you ask your voice assistant, the tech giant collects data indiscriminately and...
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Online dating and privacy: Will it ever be a match?

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On February 14, sweethearts will exchange cards, flowers, candy, and more in the name of St. Valentine. Yet, to this day, no one is...
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Google Maps is turning 15. How has it dominated the way we navigate?

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Do you remember the last time you looked at  a printed map? If you drive, then maybe you have an outdated Road Atlas collecting...

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