Tag Archives: privacy

uBlock Origin

The funny thing about subscribing to a lot of feeds on twitter is that uBlock Origin then has something to do. This is the icon after a couple of hours, telling me that the browser plugin has blocked more than … Continue reading

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Smart phone usage predicting personality

I mentioned the Big Five personality traits before; research into personality traits (and “sub-traits”) and smart phone usage appear to show that some traits are correlated to usage: Weather app use predicts conscientiousness Wake-up time predicts ambition Nighttime phone ringing … Continue reading

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The other side of the conspiracy

From Marcus Hutchins comes this: Imagine what a plot twist it’d be if it turned out Bill Gates wasn’t trying to inject people with tracking chips, and actually the tracking chip was in the social media app those people were … Continue reading

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Delete Facebook

This is your regularly scheduled reminder to delete Facebook. This time brought to you by “why do we keep tracking the location of our users, even after they turned location tracking off? Because we want the location data.” Facebook acknowledged … Continue reading

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Facebook accidentally accessing your camera

At this point, why bother? Facebook users, who really should reconsider their life choices right about now, are noticing that Facebook’s iOS app is accessing their iPhone or iPad camera while they’re doing completely unrelated things, like skimming their FB … Continue reading

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Listening in on other people’s children

Since apparently someone still thinks this is news, here we go again: Microsoft had third parties listening* in on Xbox recordings, sometimes of children and sometimes of recordings that had been made by mistake. I’ll repeat: Any internet connected camera … Continue reading

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More good advice for privacy and security

From NordVPN, “20 bad Internet behaviors – and how to fix them” is worth a read. I like how NordVPN continues to communicate. And I also like this meme: (from this picture)

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Best browsers for privacy

I switched VPN provider to NordVPN and they are a much more communicative company than my previous VPN provider. That’s probably good. They have published a nice article with the best browsers for privacy and security. Interesting read. On my … Continue reading

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Dating apps and data leakage

What could be worse than having a dating app make it possible for everyone else to pinpoint your current location down to less than a meter? Oh, have it be a dating app for a sexual orientation that is still … Continue reading

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Laws of surveillance, data and life

I have written about this before, but only in Danish. First law: Everything you write will be read. Everything you say will be heard. Everything you do will be seen. Second law: All data that can be linked will be … Continue reading

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