Tag Archives: Privacy

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Let them block ads!

A lot has happened since we last took a look at the ad blocking landscape—time to come up for some air. Although ad blockers have been used in desktop browsers for years, it all really kicked off in September 2015 when Apple opened up iOS for ad blocker plugins, and since then there’s been a...

The Oxymoron of Mobile Privacy

Introduction There could hardly be a more perfect privacy invasion machine than today's smartphone. It's with you at all times, it knows precisely where you are, it can see and hear you and it knows exactly what you are doing much of the time. If data is the pollution of the digital age then your smartphone is an overweight 1970's V8 gas guzzler with asbestos brake pads, a leaky freon-charged AC system, burning leaded fuel as it barrels down the highway: you are silently spewing out reams of potentially harmful data all day, every day...

28 percent of the top 100 apps still dont have a privacy policy

Research from the mobile association MEF highlights the need for app publishers to take user privacy more seriously to improve consumer trust in apps. Analysis of the top 100 free mobile apps available from the Apple App Store and Google Play reveals lack of privacy policy before download (45 percent), lack of privacy policy within app (68 percent) or failure to provide any privacy policy at all (28 percent)...

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