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Privatoria Ensures Privacy for Web Users, Preventing Identity Tracking and Hacking

Posted on November 15th, 2016.

With Internet privacy increasingly under attack, web users have to consider ways to ensure they won’t fall victim to a breach or have their online activity exposed to unwanted external parties.   A subscription-based Internet privacy service called Privatoria provides web traffic encryption services to protect everyday web users...

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Companies

Google Can Now Track You Online with its Updated Privacy Policy

Posted on October 24th, 2016.

Google has recently updated its privacy policy meaning that it can now track and identify individuals online via information from its DoubleClick ads, reports Betanews. When Google initially acquired DoubleClick in 2007, the organization maintained that its user data was separate from ad tracking; however, the report finds that that’s no...

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Cybersecurity

How Secure is Our Privacy on Messaging Apps?

Posted on October 17th, 2016.

For many of us our phones are our lifeline, but with the numerous phones apps that we use on a daily basis, how secure is our the privacy with our conversations? In the digital age we live in we are consumed by the countless apps we have on our phone. For many, they are the perfect way of keeping in touch with friends and family far and...

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Breaches

PEW Research: 91% Of Americans Feel They Have No Control Over Their Private Info

Posted on January 24th, 2016.

The effects of the Edward Snowden revelations are still felt in the United States. Pew Research has explored  people’s views of privacy extensively since Snowden blew the whistle. The results are enlightening about privacy in America today.  91% of those surveyed believe that they have no control over how their personal information is...

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Tutorials

Virtual Private Network (VPN): Everything You Need to Know

Posted on December 16th, 2015.

To put it simply, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a service or program that allows a device to connect to a secure offsite server over a network using an encrypted, “tunnel-like” connection. It allows the user’s IP address to be masked, providing a layer of all-important privacy and anonymity. Besides, the encryption of the connection...

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Activism

#OpSingleGateway: Anonymous Hacks Thai Police Servers, Proves Its Point

Posted on December 1st, 2015.

In a reminder of the staggering cybersecurity inadequacies of a country gearing to set up a new national firewall, online hacktivist collective Anonymous has hacked the servers of Thailand’s police department. Hacked readers will know of Thailand’s military government’s aim to squeeze all internet communication into a single gateway. If...

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Cybersecurity

World’s Biggest Internet & Telecom Giants Are failing at Protecting Users’ Digital Rights

Posted on November 4th, 2015.

 Google has the highest score. Facebook, not so much. Overall, there are no winners. Users are still the losers. An independent ranking chart pitting the world’s biggest internet and telecommunications giants to look at corporate practices and measures used for protecting the freedom of expression and privacy among millions of users...

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Communication

Thailand Close to Censoring the Internet with a New National Firewall

Posted on September 24th, 2015.

In a move that takes its cue from China, Thailand’s military government is all set to substantially diminish the country’s Internet freedom and the right to privacy among its citizens with the introduction of a new Internet firewall. The goal, as with any state-imposed firewall, is to control and monitor the flow of information...

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Home Security

Police Spies Use Fake Instagram Accounts

Posted on December 31st, 2014.

Law enforcement uses social media to enhance its power lying and spying on civilians. It’s no secret that the police spies use fake Instagram accounts and have been creating fictitious Facebook profiles for years. Often using the accounts to spy on suspects. Have you been sent a friend request from a random stranger? Your new...

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Communication

MeshMe Messaging App: Ad-Hoc Mesh Networks

Posted on December 14th, 2014.

A new smartphone app is making it possible to message your friends without the aid of established cellular or wifi networks. MeshMe Messaging App links with nearby users and creates a private network. Messaging friends does not require using traditional data lines provided by “middlemen” – Verizon, Comcast, AT&T....