- Apr 24, 2016
Browser wars, Privacy Day, malicious tracking prevention: AdGuard's digest
Read the full digest on the AdGuard Blog:Congrats folks! January 28th was the globally celebrated Data Protection Day. Make sure you celebrate it properly by reviewing your online behavior to satisfy the safetly guidelines.
On 26 April 2006 the Council of Europe decided to launch a Data Protection Day to be celebrated each year on 28 January, the date on which the Council of Europe's data protection convention, known as "Convention 108", was opened for signature. Data Protection Day is now celebrated globally and is called Privacy Day outside Europe.
The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. It is currently observed in the United States, Canada, Nigeria, Israel and 47 European countries.
Of course it's clear that absolutely every day of any year must be a Data Protection day. But the "official" date is quite an occasion to give it an extra thought, to review your habits and practicies regarding personal data safety, to test some new tools, to boost your understanding of the problem. We wish you safe online experience and hope you'll never have to deal with any data abuse!
And now to the meat of the digest.
Chrome's high throne becomes shaky
One doesn't simply turn location tracking off
What are popular messengers reporting to FBI?
Apple Air Tag can be used for tracking you
What if the golden era of privacy finally came?
US senators go after targeted ads — and fail
Some good news and some advice
If you have missed the international Data Privacy Day on the 28th of January, just celebrate it today on your own: check your security policies and practicies, change some passwords, install some adblocker and VPN.