How Your Ad Blocker Can Track You Across the Web

Big business just don’t GAF about privacy or user rights….. hell did they ever?

 

Ah, ad blockers. Even if you aren’t among the growing number of people downloading one of these extensions, chances are you’ve heard people sing their praises for all sorts of reasons. They make the web a less cluttered, less laggy, less invasive place to be. So naturally, the money-hungry tech upstarts have found a way to ruin these tools for their own gain.

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Amazon Now Requires Police to Make Requests for Ring Footage Public

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Smart home feeds are a fantastic way to catch criminals in the act, but if mishandled, it gives agencies the power to spy on residents without their permission or knowledge. So now, Amazon has declared that if the police want to use Nest footage to solve a crime, they must do so in a public and easily accessible way.

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Google Allegedly Pressured Smartphone Manufacturers to Hide Privacy Settings

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None of these tech corporations are to be trusted….

Newly unredacted court documents from a lawsuit against Google reveal that the company reportedly made accessing location settings difficult. This, and other measures made location privacy almost impossible.

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How to Stop T-Mobile from Selling Your Web Browsing Data to Advertisers

 

The T-Mobile headquarters in Bellevue, Washington.
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T-Mobile will begin sharing your web browsing and mobile app data with advertisers starting April 26, 2021. T-Mobile is automatically enabling this for nearly everyone, but you can opt-out to prevent T-Mobile from selling this data to marketers.

This also applies to other T-Mobile-owned carriers, including Sprint and Metro by T-Mobile.

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How to Find Hidden Cameras Using Your Mobile Phone

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Have reason to be suspicious of a partner or employer? Feel that someone is watching you, perhaps with a hidden camera?

You could discover the truth if only you had some way of detecting the presence of a hidden camera. Fortunately, apps are available to help you find hidden surveillance cameras using just your smartphone.

Ready to find those secret cameras?

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How to Use Bangs in DuckDuckGo (to Search Other Websites)

 

The DuckDuckGo search home page on a laptop screen.
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DuckDuckGo is a search engine that respects your privacy by not selling your search history or tracking you across the web. It also has a few nifty features, including bangs, which let you search other websites right from DuckDuckGo. Here’s how.

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New lawsuit: Why do Android phones mysteriously exchange 260MB a month with Google via cellular data when they’re not even in use?

 

 

Very interesting…

Google on Thursday was sued for allegedly stealing Android users’ cellular data allowances though unapproved, undisclosed transmissions to the web giant’s servers.

The lawsuit, Taylor et al v. Google [PDF], was filed in a US federal district court in San Jose on behalf of four plaintiffs based in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin in the hope the case will be certified by a judge as a class action.

The complaint contends that Google is using Android users’ limited cellular data allowances without permission to transmit information about those individuals that’s unrelated to their use of Google services.

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How to Use Shelter to Sandbox Apps on Android

 

Shelter is a handy app that lets you create a sandbox on your Android device. This means you can run cloned copies of apps, store documents, and maintain accounts separately from your main workspace. It’s like having an extra phone living inside your device! Continue reading

Time to remove Nano Adblocker and Defender from your browsers (except Firefox)

You may wanna check your Chrome extensions for this one…

When Nano Defender was launched in 2019, it quickly became a go-to extension to bypass anti-adblocking mechanisms on Internet sites. It used code from uBlock Origin, one of the most prominent content blocking extensions, and users started to install the new extension in Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers.

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How To Protect Your YouTube Account From Getting Hacked – 9 Tips From a Hacker

Some good tips on here for protecting yourself outside YouTube as well…

YouTube Content Creators keep getting hacked, so here are 9 tips from an cybersec educator about how to protect your google and youtube account from getting hacked.

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