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
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
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
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
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).
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.
Comparing Both Sides of The Pond
Internet-based applications are building up privacy concerns worldwide. The UN has even named privacy in its Universal Declaration of Human Rights. How exactly does privacy regulation differ in the United States and in the European Union? See below for the top ways in which privacy regulation varies between these two large economies.
UR is a web browser focused on user privacy. Learn more more about the privacy feature here.
UR Protects You in Three Ways:
Focusing on three axes—security, anti-tracking and anti-profiling—we explain how UR protects your privacy and keeps you safe online.
Be prepared when traveling
If you are traveling through the US border, you may be subjected to an invasive device search. This is beginning to raise questions amongst those who want to protect the private data on our computers, phones, and other digital devices.
On these grounds, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released a new guide for those traveling to the US. In a long or short format, this guide gives travelers the facts they need in order to prepare for border crossings while protecting their digital information.
See more on the EFF website: https://www.eff.org/press/releases/digital-privacy-us-border-new-how-guide-eff
Digital Privacy Guide at the U.S. Border
EFF’s pocket guide
Your constitutional rights
Every click, like, purchase and search is potentially recorded, analyzed and stored. What impact does this have on our privacy?
What is Big Data?
“Big Data” is an umbrella phrase used to mean a massive volume of both structured and unstructured data that is so large, it is difficult to process using traditional database and software techniques.
Big Data has the potential to improve operations and make faster, more intelligent decisions. It’s not just companies that are collecting and analyzing these massive stores of data.
- The healthcare industry is using it to better research cures and treatment options.
- City planners are using it to build smarter cities that waste less.
- Environmental organizations are using it to track the progression of climate change.
This data, once captured, formatted, manipulated, stored, and analyzed can help a company or organization gain useful insight to predict behavior, increase revenues, obtain or retain customers and recognize emerging patterns, among others.