ISPs a Greater Threat to Online Privacy than Facebook, Google, or the NSA: Survey

US residents believe that their internet service providers (ISPs) represent a greater threat to their online security than either Facebook or Google. That’s according to a new survey conducted by tech outlet PCMag, which asked respondents to identify the greatest threat to their online privacy. Of the 1,000 individuals who responded to the survey, 25 … Continue reading “ISPs a Greater Threat to Online Privacy than Facebook, Google, or the NSA: Survey”

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  • Mar 31, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • News, Privacy, Security,

Thanks to repeal of FCC online privacy rules, Android phones on Verizon will soon come with pre-installed spyware called Appflash

Soon, every Verizon user on Android will have a new online privacy concern that they need to be aware of – pre-installed spyware called Appflash. This week, Verizon announced their intentions to release a default, pre-installed new search experience for their Android users. In the next few weeks, the telecom will roll out a Google search … Continue reading “Thanks to repeal of FCC online privacy rules, Android phones on Verizon will soon come with pre-installed spyware called Appflash”

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Today, Senators will vote to allow ISPs to sell your internet history and end FCC online privacy rules

On March 23rd, 2017, the US Senate votes on S.J.Res 34, which would use the Congressional Review Act to strip away online privacy protections gained under the FCC and also disallow the FCC from enacting privacy rules in the future. The resolution, if passed along with its House counterpart and then signed into law, would pass the responsibility … Continue reading “Today, Senators will vote to allow ISPs to sell your internet history and end FCC online privacy rules”

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  • Mar 9, 2017
  • Sam Hoger
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

If the government won’t protect your online privacy, you’ll have to do so yourself

With the Trump Administration settling into office, we are seeing more legislation passed and even agency action all with the end goal of doing away with the protection of individual online privacy. The laws that were placed to give us more consumer protection during previous administrations, such as the FCC Act “Protecting the Privacy of … Continue reading “If the government won’t protect your online privacy, you’ll have to do so yourself”

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