Tag Archives: Privacy

Windows 10, the telemetry and the GDPR privacy problem…

[German]We have January 2020, Windows 7 reaches the end of live and users shall upgrade to Windows 10 (according to Microsoft’s plans). People who jumps on Windows 10 with enthusiasm should keep the telemetry in mind. Just realizing that even … Continue reading

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Privacy-Tool PrivateWin10 V0.60

[German]David Xanatos has updates his open source tool WinTen (Private Win10), with which you can control the privacy and firewall settings of Windows 10. Now we are at version 0.60. Advertising

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Windows 10 once again facing EU GPDR investigation

[German]Microsoft has once again come into the focus of the European data protection watch guards with regard to Windows 10 privacy. The Dutch data protection authority (DPA) has accused Microsoft of remotely collecting user data of Windows 10 Home and … Continue reading

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Office365 violates GDPR in schools

[German]The Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in the German state Hesse, declaring that Windows 10 and Office 365 is not compliant with the GDPR for use in schools. Advertising

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Data Breach revealed 1.5 Million Freedom Mobile Customers

Bad news for customers of Canada’s fourth-largest wireless communications provider Freedom Mobile (formerly Wind Mobile). Security rearchers discovered a breach which exposes up to 1.5 million active Freedom Mobile users’ personal data. Advertising

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Huge data breach impacts 80 million US households

Ethical hackers from vpnmentor found an unprotected database on the net on a cloud server. The data base contains sensitive data from 80 million US households. And no one knows who owns the database. Advertising

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Privacy: Microsoft with Windows 10/Office 365 under pressure

[German]Microsoft comes again under pressure in the USA and Germany due to privacy concerns about Windows 10 and Office 365. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has launched a “Fix It Already!” campaign, in which Microsoft also appears with Windows 10. … Continue reading

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Dutch report says Microsoft Office is not GDPR compliant

[German]It’s no real surprise: An investigation for dutch governement found, that Microsoft spies on users for individual use through its Office Pro Plus modules. Office 2016 Pro Plus and Office 365 isn’t compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). … Continue reading

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Google changes sign-in and Cookie policy in Chrome 70

[German]After Chrome developers implemented a ‘mandatory sign-in’ in Google Chrome 69, the received a slash back from media. Now Google pulls back and announced some changes in upcoming Google Chrome 70. Advertising

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Firefox addon Web Security transfers private data

[German]It isn’t a nice story so far: Mozilla’s developers have recommended the addon Web Security for a short time to protect privacy and to secure the browser. However, this addon transmits the URLs and other (possibly private or sensitive) data … Continue reading

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