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Full Online Tracking Protection with Blur and a VPN

You need both a VPN and Blur to be fully protected and private online. Every time you use the internet, you put yourself at risk.  Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) can log your every move online and sell that information to advertisers.  Hackers can monitor your internet activity, including your personal information.  Imagine the scenario […]

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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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Online tracking could kill your credit score

If you’re friends with financially irresponsible people on Facebook, you might be irresponsible yourself. At least that’s what some lending companies believe, and it’s why they’re incorporating thousands of online data points into their determinations of people’s creditworthiness. It’s the subject of a great CNNMoney story this week by Katie Lobosco. As many as 8,000 […]

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What Firefox’s new privacy settings mean for you

Mozilla recently introduced a patch into its Firefox browser that blocks third-party cookies, and it’s an interesting, long-awaited development.  The change stops third parties from putting cookies on your machine unless you’ve ever visited their website, which stops one of the easiest and most direct ways that users are tracked. This third party cookie blocking […]

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6 new trackers added to DNTMe’s block list

Advertisers and trackers are always coming up with new ways to follow you online. Our collaboration on a Web Privacy Census with the UC Berkeley Center for Law & Technology found that online tracking is on the rise: the use of third-party tracking cookies on the 100 most popular websites increased by 11 percent from […]

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