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When its free, you’re the product!

you are the product

In case you didn’t know yet, the Google and Facebook business model is based on the exploitation of your personal data for the purpose of advertising targeting. When it’s “free “, you are the product! Continue reading

And if your browser became
the tool to manage
your identity online…

Today your online identity is replicated in various areas: from your Facebook profile to your Linkedin profile through your accounts on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and a myriad of other services. Continue reading

Sharing everything carries
unsuspected risks…

Mark Zuckerberg has often said: his ultimate vision is to connect all the inhabitants of the Blue planet (and perhaps beyond) into a culture of integral sharing. Continue reading

Tim Berners Lee wants to restore the web to its former glory.

tim berners lee web

Tim Berners Lee has repeatedly expressed his disappointment regarding the worldwide web’s evolution, segmented in silos and proprietary platforms, at odds with the philosophy of his pioneers. Continue reading

Share our Privacy Manifesto

As we are actively discussing the implications of GDPR for all adtech stakeholders, we took the initiative to compile in 10 points a Privacy Manifesto. We invite you to share this statement to assert your fundamental rights from the first contact with an online service provider. Continue reading

Spectre allows the execution of malicious scripts via your browser!

meltdown spectre malicious scripts browser

You’ve probably heard of two vulnerabilities recently revealed by a 22-year-old German researcher, a member of Google’s Project Zero team, Jann Horn: Meltdown and Spectre. Continue reading

Browsers are two-way windows.

browsers are open windows

For most of us, web browsers are an open window to the endless twists and turns of the internet. But these two-way dormers also allow the outside world to intrude, at times, sneakily into our privacy, record our every move on the web so as to understand our aspirations and influence our behaviour, not to talk of simply infecting our machines, by pure desire to harm or to sell us a cleaning solution. Continue reading

Using your browser to save your passwords? Be careful, you could be tracked …

password could be cracked browser

Remembering different passwords for the wide range of sites we visit daily is a real challenge. How many times did you not have to press the “forgotten password” link to generate a new one? Some services have noticed the aberration of the classic password and offer to authenticate via a code received by SMS or a push notification in a dedicated app. This saves you from constantly having to go back through email. This is the most secure technique, which is also found in the double-authentication process. Continue reading

GDPR: How Businesses Will Be Affected

CCTV cameras looking at couple

Do you know who’s watching you?

What is the GDPR?

On April 27, 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted in the European Union after four years of negotiations. This law will strengthen data protection for individuals residing in the European Union (EU).

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Low Battery? Your Privacy May Be Compromised

battery status impact on privacy

Your battery status can have an unexpected impact on your privacy

The remaining battery power on your smartphone may reveal your location to websites, concerning privacy-conscious web users. This occurs from a simple HTML web script that repeatedly monitors the status of identifiers and obtains information from the Battery Status API.

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