Privacy Online News
Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (4/21): Our children have lost Privacy of Location
December 15th, 2017, 12:25 PM

In the analog world of our parents, as an ordinary citizen and not under surveillance because of being a suspect of a crime, it was taken for granted that you could walk around a city without authorities tracking you at the footstep level. Our children don’t have this right anymore in their digital world. Not … Continue reading "Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (4/21): Our children have lost Privacy of Location"

The post Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (4/21): Our children have lost Privacy of Location appeared first on Privacy Online News.

Private Internet Access Statement On End of Net Neutrality
December 14th, 2017, 12:25 PM

At Private Internet Access, while we have always had strong hope that governments would do the right thing, we’ve never based our business nor service around variables. As such, using technology, not legislation, we’ve continually worked hard to provide unrestricted, unfiltered and neutral access to netizens all over the world. In the past and present, … Continue reading "Private Internet Access Statement On End of Net Neutrality"

The post Private Internet Access Statement On End of Net Neutrality appeared first on Privacy Online News.

The FCC votes 3-2 for net neutrality repeal
December 14th, 2017, 12:25 PM

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just voted 3-2, along party lines, to repeal Net Neutrality. The Open Internet Order of 2015 is no more – the online privacy and net neutrality protections gained by American citizens during the Obama Administration are now all gone. The FCC will no longer be responsible for policing net neutrality … Continue reading "The FCC votes 3-2 for net neutrality repeal"

The post The FCC votes 3-2 for net neutrality repeal appeared first on Privacy Online News.

Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (3/21): Posting an Anonymous Public Message
December 13th, 2017, 12:25 PM

The liberties of our parents are not being inherited by our children – they are being lost wholesale in the transition to digital. Today, we’ll look at the importance of posting anonymous public messages. When I was in my teens, before the Internet (yes, really), there was something called BBSes – Bulletin Board Systems. They … Continue reading "Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (3/21): Posting an Anonymous Public Message"

The post Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (3/21): Posting an Anonymous Public Message appeared first on Privacy Online News.

Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (2/21): The analog, anonymous letter
December 11th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Our parents were taking liberties for granted in their analog world, liberties that are not passed down to our children in the transition to digital — such as the simple right to send an anonymous letter. Sometimes when speaking, I ask the audience how many would be okay with sites like The Pirate Bay, even … Continue reading "Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (2/21): The analog, anonymous letter"

The post Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (2/21): The analog, anonymous letter appeared first on Privacy Online News.

Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights: Our children should have the same rights as our parents
December 9th, 2017, 12:25 PM

In a series of 21 posts on this blog, we'll examine how privacy rights — essential civil liberties — have been completely lost in the transition to digital. The erosion is nothing short of catastrophic. In a series of posts on this blog, we will take a look at all the different areas, where privacy … Continue reading "Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights: Our children should have the same rights as our parents"

The post Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights: Our children should have the same rights as our parents appeared first on Privacy Online News.

Private Internet Access by London Trust Media has acquired Cypherpunk VPN
December 6th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Dear Private Internet Access users, Today, we are happy to announce that London Trust Media, the creators of Private Internet Access (PIA) VPN, has acquired Cypherpunk VPN (www.cypherpunk.com). The Cypherpunk team has joined the Private Internet Access team to bolster our ability to serve you – our customers. Together, the team will continue to work … Continue reading "Private Internet Access by London Trust Media has acquired Cypherpunk VPN"

The post Private Internet Access by London Trust Media has acquired Cypherpunk VPN appeared first on Privacy Online News.

You thought targeted Facebook ads were bad for privacy? Wait until you see cross-screen addressable ads…
December 4th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Last month we wrote about Cambridge Analytica, and how its micro-targeting may have had a significant influence on the US election and Brexit. A new article in Fast Company reveals that the firm is extending its services to the world of TV: “Since last year’s presidential campaigns, the company has sought to expand further into … Continue reading "You thought targeted Facebook ads were bad for privacy? Wait until you see cross-screen addressable ads…"

The post You thought targeted Facebook ads were bad for privacy? Wait until you see cross-screen addressable ads… appeared first on Privacy Online News.

Once again: Privacy promises from a company are worth nothing, because companies can’t promise anything
December 2nd, 2017, 12:25 PM

In the last post, I recalled that the only thing that matter whether data collection is taking place is whether it's technically possible, and that if you carry an electronic sensor, you must assume it to be active. Here's why it doesn't matter one bit if the sensor was made with "good guys" with exemplary … Continue reading "Once again: Privacy promises from a company are worth nothing, because companies can’t promise anything"

The post Once again: Privacy promises from a company are worth nothing, because companies can’t promise anything appeared first on Privacy Online News.

Once again: If you carry a sensor of any kind, you must assume it to be active and collecting data, you can’t trust pinky promises
November 30th, 2017, 12:25 PM

As Quartz revealed, Google has been tracking your location since the start of 2017. At this point, the story should not be about why Google did this, but why, with all the experience at hand, anybody expected otherwise. Privacy is your own responsibility today. When Quartz broke the story that Google is tracking and collecting … Continue reading "Once again: If you carry a sensor of any kind, you must assume it to be active and collecting data, you can’t trust pinky promises"

The post Once again: If you carry a sensor of any kind, you must assume it to be active and collecting data, you can’t trust pinky promises appeared first on Privacy Online News.