Concerns Grow Among Ad Industry with Rollout of iOS 11

safari-iconIn late September, Apple released the next update to its extremely popular operating system, iOS 11. Like most operating system updates it includes the normal performance improvements, security patches or bug fixes you’d expect.  This time through, Apple also introduced Intelligent Tracking Protection in its Safari browser, and major players in the ad industry are particularly concerned about how this could play out in the future.  That’s because “Intelligent Tracking Protection” sets a limit on how long certain cookies — the the ones usually used to track users for advertising and ad targeting —  can exist in the browser before they are automatically deleted. Read More



Equifax and why Identity Protection needs to be destroyed and recreated

It’s not just Equifax. The entire iequifax_tickerndustry is full of itself, corrupt, and hawking
services with close to zero value. It’s hard to find the perfect words but the best
descriptor for current identity protection is probably simple: “insurance fraud”.
The problem of managing our identity online is real – we live increasingly digital
lives with the inevitable result that our information is more and more exposed.

At the same time hackers and the tools they use for finding data online are always
improving. The Equifax data breach is literally the last demonstration the public
should need to see clearly that big company solutions today claiming to protect our
identities are a joke. They need to be destroyed and recreated from the ground up. Read More



Blur V. 7.6: Improvements, Updates and Bug Fixes

blurIt feels like it’s been FOREVER since the last Blur update! Last week, we finally released Blur v. 7.6, our first update in a few months. It may not be obvious at first, but we’ve been hard at work over the past several months improving our backend structure, a wide variety of Blur features, in addition to improving our DeleteMe service.

Check out our favorite Blur improvements below: Read More



Snap Maps: Your Newest Social Privacy Concern

snapchat-logo-10A few weeks back, Snapchat introduced its newest feature: Snap Maps. The app’s newest attribute allows you to share your current physical location with anyone that you’re already friends with on the app.

While Snap Maps seems like a great idea from a social standpoint (as demonstrated by the Snap Map introduction video), it clearly raises a variety of privacy issues that individuals have never had to deal with before. Read More



Firefox Blur Users: Data Update Required – Prepare for Firefox 55

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To all Firefox Blur users:

Firefox recently introduced “Web Extensions” — a revised framework for Firefox add-ons making them faster and more secure. You can read more by clicking this link.

You must login to Blur on Firefox to keep from losing any of your stored Blur data like accounts, passwords or auto-fill identities. Read More