Tag Archives: Privacy

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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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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