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"They have been harvesting our data on a tremendous scale and the issue of tracking in search has now gotten out of hand..."
We have partnered up with our friends at Vivaldi with a guest blog post all about the need for privacy & alternative search engines. Check it out!
vivaldi.com/blog/privacy-alter

"They have been harvesting our data on a tremendous scale and the issue of tracking in search has now gotten out of hand..."
We have partnered up with our friends at Vivaldi with a guest blog post all about the need for privacy & alternative search engines. Check it out!
vivaldi.com/blog/privacy-alter

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Is it time to ban #Google Fonts?

In order to track users Google is offering and installing fonts with a custom identifier embedded.

daringfireball.net/linked/2019

#web #fonts #privacyMatters

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Dear PTIO community: after quite some work in the last few days, we are proud to show you our new browser recommendations! We now list recommendations for desktop Android and iOS!

See for yourself:privacytools.io/browsers/#brow

Greetings, the PTIO team

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“In this guide to privacy and security, we offer a toolkit for dealing with issues like identity theft, online harassment, and general data security. In short, don’t just worry about today’s privacy issues — do something about it.” theverge.com/2019/9/6/20802082

“This also serves to highlight the lack of transparency. We still don’t really know what they were doing with the technology and how they were able to get away with using it for so long without the public knowing.” theguardian.com/technology/201

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Rises and falls of web browsers in our modern history...

In my life, I think I've only used (as main browsers) :
- Netscape (on PC)
- Opera (on PC and BeOS)
- NetPositive (on BeOS)
- Safari (on Mac)

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Ever visited a mental health website before? How much do you think they keep and share about your website visit?

"It’s that time of year, Silicon Valley’s investor technocrati and advice-giving Twitter celebrities descended upon Pier 48 in San Francisco to judge the latest summer batch of Y Combinator startups..." techcrunch.com/2019/08/19/all-

Here's a snippet from our Search Engine Map infographic. This section breaks down the 'Major Components of a Search Results Page', differentiating 'Organic' and 'Non-Organic Results'. To see the infographic in full or to learn more about search engines - searchenginemap.com/

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> We’ve passed a milestone in Google’s evolution from search engine to walled-garden. In June of 2019, for the first time, a majority of all browser-based searches on Google.com resulted in zero-clicks.

sparktoro.com/blog/less-than-h

#google #web #internet #domination #walledgarden

"Technology companies used to be widely seen as having a positive impact on society. That's no longer true" salon.com/2019/07/30/americans

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The EU's highest court has decided that website owners can be held liable for data collection when using the so-called "social sharing" widgets.

theregister.co.uk/2019/07/29/e

#privacy #privacyMatters

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Excellent documentary on #Netflix called #TheGreatHack - highly recommend for anyone interested in learning more (or anything) about how valuable our personal data is today, and how powerful the companies are who effectively own it all. We've experienced all-time lows for democracy - but we're also (I pray) experiencing the pivotal wake-up call needed. #privacy #digitalrights #onlinerights #humanrights #Facebook #bigtech #socialmedia #politics

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Google’s plans for Chrome extensions won’t help security—but they will crush innovation around privacy and security. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/goog

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Over 100 million Americans and Canadians had their personal information exposed in the Capital One data breach nyti.ms/2ypkB8s If you think your data is at risk, you can protect yourself, but you need to act fast. Get started now with our guide: protonvpn.com/blog/if-data-was

Well worth a watch! Search experts Rand Fishkin and Barry Schwartz discuss Google's anti-competitive practices and more. searchengineland.com/video-ran

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Release: SAFE Mobile Browser

Today, we have released the very first mobile browser!

>Overview

A cross-platform mobile browser, built to provide mobile web browsing experience to the users on the SAFE Network.

>Features

Fetch static websites from the SAFE Network

Use bookmarks (sync with SAFE Desktop Browser)

safenetforum.org/t/release-saf

“The US Justice Department has announced an investigation into leading online platforms, examining whether they are unfairly restricting competition.” bbc.co.uk/news/business-490898 via BBC News

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