Category: Net Ne

For EU Users: Disable Behavior Ad Tracking @ Y…

Hey there /r/privacy. For those of you in the EU, check out this website to opt out of 113 behavior-based ad trackers. According to the site*, this is not an exhaustive list, so don’t expect to blacklist all behavior ad tracking.First you’ll want to head to the splash screen at YourOnlineChoices.eu in order to select your country.Then, you’ll want to disable your privacy and anti-tracking plug-ins for this site (e.g. uBlock Origin, Privacy Badger, and HTTPS Everywhere) for the next part to work.Next, select Your Ad Choices and proceed to select or disable all website providers who track your online behavior.! If you are seeing lots of sites come up orange (i.e. the website is reporting an error and cannot relay your data collection preference), see step #2 and disable all your anti-tracking and privacy add-ons and plugins and refresh the page.—* I’m preempting the debate about who is running this website. YourOnlineChoices.eu is managed by the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance. They are not an EU regulatory agency. Rather, they are a coalition organization (comprised of advertisers, the advertising agency sector, the direct marketing sector, the advertising network sector and the media sector). They report to EU-level regulatory agencies to comply with privacy laws, and they are attempting to organize and license companies engaged in Online Behavior Advertising (OBA). OBA-licensed website providers will then allow web users the ability to allow or disable tracking directly on that website. I’m not sure anyone can be sure they are totally transparent – a grain of salt is always advised when it comes to privacy measures. I’m on the fence about a coalition of advertisers running such a site, but I figure registering privacy preferences with them can’t hurt while continuing to use other anti-tracking and privacy software.

This company embeds microchips in its employee…

This company embeds microchips in its employees, and they love it:

This company embeds microchips in its employees, and they love it

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The darknet is not a hellhole, it’s an answer …

The darknet is not a hellhole, it’s an answer to internet privacy:

The darknet is not a hellhole, it’s an answer to internet privacy

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Uni requires “monitoring software” to access n…

As the title states my university requires “monitoring software” (to check for torrenting), and “other software as periodically deemed appropriate” by the IT dept. They state they will revoke access to the network for using “obscene language in either public or private networks”… Implying the mandatory software is basically a key logger.

So this is shady as hell, any ways around it?

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BBC will not appeal against Cliff Richard priv…

BBC will not appeal against Cliff Richard privacy victory | Media:

BBC will not appeal against Cliff Richard privacy victory | Media

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Basic first steps to increase internet privacy…

Hi all I want to take some steps so increase my internet privacy. It bugs me that everything I do online could be attributed to me and affect people’s decisions.

Data that I want to protect – subtle data (i.e. browsing, messages, usage patterns or times, likes) – Photos of me/ face ID

I am interested in improving my privacy because of – career / job search – future insurance or other financial ramifications

I would like my online presence to be professional only, but I use services all the time that track and share my data…

I am going to stop liking posts and spend less time browsing uselessly.

What else can I do? I have a Facebook page and gmail account / chrome that surely shows so much
What are some basic newbie steps I can start with?

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Heads-up: 2FA provider Duo Security to be acqu…

Heads-up: 2FA provider Duo Security to be acquired by Cisco (ugh):

Heads-up: 2FA provider Duo Security to be acquired by Cisco (ugh)

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Reddit Joins Social Media Collapse With Massiv…

Reddit Joins Social Media Collapse With Massive Leak Of User Data:

Reddit Joins Social Media Collapse With Massive Leak Of User Data

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Private Firewall: unable to block all traffic,…

I never know when the application updates. It does so in the background. However, just recently in my Windows 7 x64 PC I went to disable all the internet traffic. I selected the red circle (red light) and I then opened up my browser and I was able to connect.

I tried other browsers and applications too, for whatever reason it’s no longer working. I uninstalled Private Firewall and ran a registry cleaner. I reinstalled again. Same thing.

I have since installed Zone Alarm which is quite bloated. It works and shuts off all internet traffic. I emailed PF support but they have not responded.

Has anyone else noticed my issue?

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How one woman’s face ended up on hundreds of a…

How one woman’s face ended up on hundreds of ads across the world:

How one woman’s face ended up on hundreds of ads across the world

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