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Stop Google tracking for good by changing these settings

CNET – “If you are using any Google app, it’s likely you’re being tracked. Even if you turned off location history on your Google account, you’re not completely in the clear yet. While disabling that setting sounds like a one-and-done solution, some Google apps are still storing your location data. Just opening the Google Maps… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 11, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 11, 2021 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

Workers Are Using ‘Mouse Movers’ So They Can Use the Bathroom in Peace

Vice: “…At the beginning of the pandemic almost two years ago, there was much speculation about how the global crisis of COVID-19 would bring a newfound appreciation for how short life is, and how no one really wants to spend it chained to a desk. Out of that, we got the “Great Resignation” with people… Continue Reading

EU – Electronic Monitoring and Surveillance in the Workplace

Ball, K., Electronic Monitoring and Surveillance in the Workplace, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2021, ISBN 978-92-76-43340-8, doi:10.2760/5137, JRC125716. “This report re-evaluates the literature about surveillance/monitoring in the standard workplace, in home working during the COVID 19 pandemic and in respect of digital platform work. It utilised a systematic review methodology. A total… Continue Reading

Consumer Reports’ VPN Testing

“Consumer Reports conducted an in-depth test of 16 well-known VPNs, carefully evaluating their security measures (how resistant they are to leaks and hacks) and their privacy practices (how much data the services themselves collect, what it’s used for, and who it’s shared with). We based our results on inspection of VPN features, analysis of network… Continue Reading

Keep it Locked – A special issue about protecting yourself in extreme circumstances

The Verge: “Security isn’t just about passwords and databases. It cuts down to the most basic questions of what we need to protect ourselves and the people we care about. So this week, we’re bringing you stories about how people protect themselves in the most extreme conditions — whether it’s Muslims navigating FBI surveillance or… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 4, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 4, 2021 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

8 Privacy Settings You Should Change on LinkedIn Right Now

LifeHacker: “LinkedIn, like all social networks, uses a lot of your personal information to show you ads and sponsored content. Just as you’d be wary about sharing more of your data with Facebook, you should also exercise restraint when sharing information with LinkedIn. If you haven’t been doing that so far, now is the time… Continue Reading

How to fix social media? Start with independent research.

Brookings: “…The system of APIs set up by Twitter over the past decade—most of which were set up for business purposes as opposed to research—led to a flowering of academic research using Twitter data. And to be very clear, Twitter deserves kudos for making so much data available, including specialized collections around Russian Internet Research… Continue Reading

What Is You.com and How Is It Different to Other Search Engines?

MakeUseOf: “You.com is a search engine that puts its users first. Using a combination of search results, apps, and shortcuts, it presents information in rows that “form an interface of your digital life”. If you’re someone who spends a lot of time scouring the internet for content, You.com may be for you. You can use… Continue Reading