Tag Archives: Privacy

Action for GDPR violations against Oracle and Salesforce

[German]Two U.S. companies, Oracle and Salesforce, are being sued for data breaches by a consumer privacy group in a court in Amsterdam. The accusation: The two companies collect user data without their consent and then sell the data to third … Continue reading

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Cloud Privacy: Well, I’ll just encrypt…

[German]Some users are concerned about the security and confidentiality of their data stored into the cloud. Often we heard advice: “Then I encrypt that stuf, and I’m sure that no one can read my data’. During the last days, two … Continue reading

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European Court cancels EU-US “Privacy Shield”

[German]It is a bang – the data protection agreement “Privacy Shield” concluded between the USA and the EU has just been overturned by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). This now affects all cloud services hosted in the USA. Advertising

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Google records every search and YouTube playback

[German]Brief information from the world of Google. The search engine giant records every search query and every video played for most users. However, the data is deleted after a certain time. In addition, you can view the data of your … Continue reading

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Oracle BlueKai: Tracking database data leak

[German]Oracle’s subsidiary BlueKai operates a huge database for user tracking via the cloud. Through an unsecured server, the extent of this tracking has now become visible. Millions of user data, partly identifiable as persons, were openly available on the Internet … Continue reading

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Facebook’s privacy report isn’t accurate

[German]After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook offers the possibility to download data about oneself and also to check whether advertisers have uploaded data for a profile. But the data prepared by Facebook isn’t correct. Advertising

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AVAST: Jumpshot will be closed after privacy scandal

[German]The antivirus vendor AVAST announced its preparing to close down its subsidiary Jumpshot after the latest data scandal that I’ve also discussed in this blog. Advertising

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EFF: Ring Doorbell app shares user data with third parties

[German]The app for Amazon’s Ring Camera (Ring Doorbell) shares user data, which makes the owners identifiable, with third party companies such as Facebook & Co., as the Electronic Frontier Foundation has found out. Advertising

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Leak revealed: Avast user data was sold

[English]A leaked document reveals that a subsidiary of the Avast antivirus manufacturer sold user data (searches, clicks, purchases, etc.) collected by its software to customers. Advertising

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Undermined privacy: How Apps spy on us legally

[German]It is actually known to informed people: Apps on smartphones are data sink holes collecting data – and data brokers are busy to get in touch with this collected data. Advertising

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