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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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Twitter, Facebook, and Google are Fighting Internet Privacy Laws

Recently, the Information Technology Industry Council, which represents companies like Amazon, Visa, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Apple, released its “Framework to Advance Interoperable Rules (FAIR) on Privacy”. On the surface, it looks like tech companies are trying to protect user privacy. In reality, they want to make sure that they can continue to profit off […]

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Google Tracking Mastercard Purchases

For the past year, Google and Mastercard had a “secret deal” allowing Google tracking of spending habits of two billion Mastercard card-holders.  Using Blur can protect you from tracking, online and off. The deal gives Google “an unprecedented asset for measuring retail spending”, as they  compete with sites like Amazon. Mastercards were used in roughly […]

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Why Chrome’s adBlocker doesn’t go far enough: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

Google has released its new Chrome ad blocker. Yes, that’s correct. Google has announced that beginning February 15th 2018, the Google Chrome browser will begin blocking some types of ads by default on some websites. While on the surface this sounds like Google is taking a stand for the consumer, trying to make the internet […]

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Using Abine Blur with Google Allo

This past week, Google debuted their new messaging app, Allo, to a mix of criticism and praise. While some feel that the company is right on target with this release, others find it strange that Google has elected to omit many features that people in 2016 have come to expect from their beloved messaging apps […]

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