Gmail’s New “Confidential Mode” Is Not Confidential

Search Encrypt/ April 13, 2018

Google revealed earlier this week that it’s launching an updated Gmail design. The new Gmail will offer new features like “Snooze” and “Smart Reply”. Also included is a newly added “Confidential Mode”. With Confidential Mode, users can control if the message can be forwarded, copied, downloaded or printed. Engadget reported that Gmail’s restrictions will

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Firefox for iOS Adds Tracking Protection By Default

Search Encrypt/ April 13, 2018

Mozilla first added tracking protection to its iOS browser in September of 2017. The tracker blocking was automatic with Private Browsing mode, but was an option in normal browsing. Firefox’s latest update enables the tracker protection by default. This change is big for Firefox because it makes it more private by default. While many

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Facebook is Not The Internet’s Only Privacy Villain

Search Encrypt/ April 11, 2018

Facebook is getting battered for recent news involving Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook user data. The company’s stock price (FB) fell around 11-percent as a result, in which the company lost more value than Tesla’s entire market cap! The privacy concerns that have existed on the fringes of the internet forever, finally made their

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Top Privacy Stories of The Week

Search Encrypt/ April 10, 2018

Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before Congress Mark Zuckerberg is testifying to Congress today regarding the treatment of user data and the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Follow along on Twitter for tons of commentary. View Story Google’s File on You Is 10 Times Bigger Than Facebook’s — Here’s How to View It Facebook is the main

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Twitter Is Most Vulnerable To Data Licensing Regulations

Search Encrypt/ March 28, 2018

Twitter‘s stock is fell yesterday after Citron Research reported that, “Twitter will generate $400 million THIS YEAR, by just selling user data. Not advertising.” As a result, Citron added, Twitter is the social media company “most vulnerable to privacy regulation.” The news that Twitter is being included, along with Google and Facebook, in a

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Apple’s Latest iPad Release is Big On Privacy For Education

Search Encrypt/ March 27, 2018

In the wake of the Facebook data privacy scandal, Apple has focused on its longtime commitment to privacy. Today Apple released a new iPad, intended to compete with Google and Microsoft’s tablets that hold the majority of the education market. People are hyper-focused on privacy right now, after Facebook received loads of negative press

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Why The Internet Needed the Facebook Data Scandal

Search Encrypt/ March 22, 2018

Recent news about Cambridge Analytica using Facebook user data brought privacy into the spotlight across the web. The widespread outcry from Facebook’s users (over 2 billion people) is exactly what needed to happen to let people see the serious implications of data privacy. Advocates for privacy and data security have been outspoken on the

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Improving and Growing Our Private Search Engine

Search Encrypt/ March 15, 2018

Our search engine has changed a lot in the past year. We’ve made more improvements recently that will help you find exactly what you’re looking for online. Look for more changes coming in the future to improve our search engine’s privacy and usability. Our latest change is to our video feed. Let us know

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Search Encrypt on Crunchbase

Search Encrypt/ March 13, 2018

The Search Encrypt extension protects your privacy by detecting searches that may be tracked and tied to your personal information. It intercepts those searches and redirects them to Search Encrypt’s privacy-enhanced search engine which will be set to your default search engine. Search Encrypt is supported by sponsored ads featured on our search results

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