Mobile Networks Are Selling Your Location Data…And The FCC May Not Punish Them

Over the past eight months, mobile network operators have been caught three times selling location data without proper privacy protection. Each time the FCC has discovered AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US and Verizon selling people’s location data, the carriers have responded by “promising each time to take corrective action.” However, those promisings aren’t binding, and carriers …

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How To Use HTTPS Everywhere (Google Chrome & Mozilla Firefox)

In the privacy space, many people are skeptical of browser add-ons or extensions. One of the best extensions that we’ve found is HTTPS Everywhere. It’s provided by the Electronic Frontier Foundation which is a respected authority on privacy and security. HTTPS Everywhere works by redirecting you to the secure version of any website you visit, …

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Internet Privacy News Twitter Account Roundup – Follow These Privacy Experts and Advocates

If you’re using Twitter to get news about internet privacy and related topics, you need to be following these accounts. You’ll stay up to date on the latest privacy and cybersecurity stories (in addition to keeping you in tune with how privacy professionals react to those stories). Privacy Related News (@privacyfocused) Sharing privacy-related news though …

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Is Google’s Latest Move Putting Profits Over Privacy?

The New York Times and DigitalTrends recently reported that Google will start charging law enforcement for access to user data it collects. This raises questions as to whether this will discourage law enforcement from making these requests or encourage Google to answer more requests from law enforcement. Requests will reportedly cost $45 for a subpoena, …

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How Facebook Tracks You and How To Stop It

Facebook is the world’s largest social media platform with around 2.45 million monthly active users. Facebook is constantly collecting data about those users and has amassed an unimaginable amount of user data. Most people don’t understand the full extent of Facebook’s tracking capabilities and its methods for collecting user data. Our goal in this post …

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How Does Ghostpeek Make Money? Ghostpeek’s Business Model Explained

What is Ghostpeek? Ghostpeek is a search engine created to make private search accessible to everyone in a user-friendly way. Ghostpeek doesn’t store your search history or maintain a profile of your personal data. Ghostpeek uses local encryption to keep your search terms private even on your computer. With Ghostpeek, your search terms aren’t found …

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Why Internet Privacy Is Important for 2020 and Beyond

Internet privacy is totally embedded in some services people use every day, but it’s completely absent from other tools. As technology advances and makes its way into the majority of our lives, we need to take steps to protect the information that this technology collects. Private alternatives to mainstream products are launched all the time, …

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