1. Telos

    Privacy Alert Facebook, WhatsApp Will Have to Share Messages With U.K.

    Social media platforms based in the U.S. including Facebook and WhatsApp will be forced to share users’ encrypted messages with British police under a new treaty between the two countries ... The accord ... will compel social media firms to share information to support investigations into...
  2. N

    Q&A Eliminating Chrome telemetry

    I was wondering, if doing privacy tweaks for Google Chorme , like e.g., https://www.howtogeek.com/100361/how-to-optimize-google-chrome-for-maximum-privacy/ completely eliminates telemetry Google collects. If not then probably staying logged into account + following GDPR processes may be the...
  3. N

    Q&A O&O ShutUp 10 and Windows Defender GP/ConfigureDefender tweaks

    I was wondering if someone uses O&OShutUp 10 in combination with ConfigureDefender or Group Policy tweaks. Do the two work together well ? eg does BAFS conflict with tightening privacy/what can be sent to Microsoft ?
  4. oldschool

    Privacy Alert Encrypted DNS Could Help Close the Biggest Privacy Gap on the Internet. Why Are Some Groups Fighting Against It?

    Thanks to the success of projects like Let’s Encrypt and recent UX changes in the browsers, most page-loads are now encrypted with TLS. But DNS, the system that looks up a site’s IP address when you type the site’s name into your browser, remains unprotected by encryption. Because of this...
  5. oldschool

    Discuss Is tracking protection really useful?

    I just read this article, poached from Wilders: Browser Fingerprinting: An Introduction and the Challenges Ahead | Tor Blog . So I started to re-think this subject after recently testing different forms of tracking protection. The most interesting point raised by the author is that it may be...
  6. Correlate

    How to manage your privacy on Google

    Google has many services, like Gmail, Chrome, and Drive, that are the most popular products in their market. Unfortunately, they are also how Google can watch all of your online activity. We will explain some of the simple steps you can take to make Google products more private...
  7. S

    Privacy Alert Microsoft Office 365 banned from German schools, now illegal

    Schools in the central German state of Hesse have been have been told it's now illegal to use Microsoft Office 365. Continue reading below https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-office-365-banned-in-german-schools-over-privacy-fears/
  8. S

    Privacy Alert Facebook still tracks you, even if you Deactivate your account

    Quoted from: Facebook actively tracks users with disabled accounts Facebook tracks users with disabled accounts as if the account were active. The social network doesn’t mention this practice in its data policy. Facebook states that disabling accounts is meant to be used to hide their accounts...
  9. S

    Q&A Should I be worried about installing Epic Game Store on PC?

    Q&A: Should I be worried about installing the Epic Game Store on PC? Earlier this week, I found this: reddit - Epic Game Store, Spyware, Tracking, and You! post. Later this was posted by Polygon: The fury over the Epic Games Store, explained I'm not unsure what to think of the "Conspiracy...
  10. Jake Miguel

    Discuss Invasion of Privacy Incidents: If Diana was spied upon, so can YOU!

    Here is a quick breakdown of countries in each of the Eyes alliance that are an enemy of the internet: 5 Eyes: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand 9 Eyes: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Norway 14 Eyes...
  11. oldschool

    Web California's Digital Dividend Would Let Consumers Share Billions

    "California Governor Gavin Newsom proposed a “digital dividend” that would let consumers share in the billions of dollars made by technology companies in the most populous U.S. state. In his 'State of the State” speech on Tuesday, Newsom said California is proud to be home to tech firms. But...
  12. J

    Q&A Is Tor good for anonymity?

    I installed TOR latest version today and checked my anonymity with 'whoer.net'. It was showing 40% anonymity!!! How is this possible?
  13. crezz

    Q&A O&O Shutup10 - is this free software worth using to improve privacy?

    I recently discovered some free software by O&O called "Shutup10". I understand that it provides an easy way to improve privacy in Windows 10, including those which are not easily contolled under the standard Windows settings options. My questions are... Has anyone used this ? Would people...
  14. Windows_Security

    Q&A Which FREE Windows 10 privacy tool are you using and why do you like it so much?

    Forum members, I have a question Tools like O & O shutup, W10Privacy, DisableWinTracking, PrivacyRepairer, Private Winten promise the user to take back some control over Microsoft's telemetry data gathering machine. Since I will be installing Windows10Pro soon on my desktop, I am interested to...
  15. Jake Miguel

    On Sale! NORD VPN Black Friday Deal 2018

    Nord VPN is on 75% discount. Lowest price $2.99 per month. Avail it at Nord VPN Black Friday Deal.
  16. K

    Privacy Alert Top VPNs sharing data on users with Facebook – Again!

    The ghost of Facebook pixel tracking on VPN websites is back! Running a VPN service has a lot to do with building trust. Most of us are not really aware of what happens online, behind the binary shroud. We don’t know when we’re being tracked or where that data ends up going. That’s why trust is...
  17. Thales

    Q&A Do you use Bitcoin?

    Hi, I would like to ask you about the Bitcoin. Do you use it or not? Pro and Con. Tell us what you think about it!
  18. S

    Facebook Facebook's Patent to Spy on Users; explained

    A patent application filed by the Menlo Park-based company details a convoluted process to trigger users' devices to record the ambient audio surrounding them — be that your conversation or the sounds in your bedroom — and then send some form of data based on that recording back to the company.
  19. S

    Microsoft Outlook app allows users to Block External Images

    Quoted: "Microsoft Outlook has gained the option to block external images in emails. While this might seem like a minor tweak, it can be helpful for privacy-minded users, as images can be used to track whether emails have been read — valuable information for spammers. Here's the changelog...