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Online Privacy Leaders including Abine, Brave, DuckDuckGo, Mozilla Firefox, and more launch “GPC” (Global Privacy Control) Standard for Web Browsers

Announcing a New Standard for Online Privacy Announced today, the Global Privacy Control (“GPC”) is a new standard web browsers and websites can use, to simplify making and handling online privacy requests – particularly requests like “Do Not Sell” (do not sell my data to third parties without my consent). Such online privacy requests have […]

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The Pros, Cons and Neutral Cases for CPRA/Prop 24

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – the country’s most ambitious state-level attempt at online consumer privacy protection – went into effect this year, and quickly disappointed many privacy advocates for its limited oversight and weak enforcement mechanisms. Prop 24 – or, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) – aims to plug many of the […]

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Privacy Tips for Working at Home (3 part series)

Part 1: updated 4/14/20 Part 2: updated 4/20/20 Part 3: updated 5/11/20 Starting in March 2020, cities and states across the US began implementing ‘stay-at-home/ shelter-in-place’ recommendations for any non-essential workforce to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and your average worker has started working at home instead of in the office. In this 3 […]

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Contact tracing by Apple and Google: is privacy dead?

Apple and Google mobile operating systems will offer a common way for anyone’s smartphone to log its location and the location of all the other phones it has been in close proximity to each day.  In essence, imagine a Facebook “social graph” of all your Facebook family and friends and their connections – but instead […]

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This Billionaire Spent $30,000 on Privacy–You Can Stay Private for $168

“Bitcoin Evangelist” Jameson Lopp spent $30,000 to stay completely private online. With Blur and DeleteMe, you can do the same for just $168 a year.

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