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What Is Surveillance Capitalism? How Does It Work?

One of the outcomes of computers being involved in the majority of our transactions, is the opportunity for data collection about the transaction and about the parties involved. Unfortunately, the tracking capabilities websites and other internet services use have grown tremendously from that point. Surveillance capitalism refers to the business of collecting user data through…

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Search Encrypt Has Better Privacy By Default Than DuckDuckGo

Search Encrypt and DuckDuckGo are both “private search engines”. Both Search Encrypt and DuckDuckGo work to minimize tracking on the internet. There is a key privacy issue that we found with DuckDuckGo that Search Encrypt solves. We’ve discussed encryption before, and Search Encrypt is serious about it (encryption is in our name). By using advanced…

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Search Encrypt Going Big on Privacy for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). The National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched NCSAM in 2004 in an effort to give Americans the resources they need to stay safer on the internet. Popular Topics in Cybersecurity for 2018 The National Cyber Security Alliance is addressing some of the…

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Why Using a Private Search Engine Actually Matters: What is Search Encrypt?

Contents: What is Search Encrypt? What is a Private Search Engine? 5 Ways Search Encrypt Protects You How Does Search Encrypt Work Internet Search Engine Search Encrypt Browser Extension Why You Should Use A Private Search Engine Data Profiles Get Used Against You Which Private Search Engines are The Best? Private Search Engine Browser Extensions…

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What is Search Neutrality? Is Your Search Engine Biased?

Search neutrality is the idea that a search engine does not limit or influence a person’s ability to access information on the internet. The search engine market is very one sided with just a couple companies controlling the entire market. “Search neutrality is a principle that search engines should have no editorial policies other than that their results be comprehensive, impartial and…

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Gmail’s New “Confidential Mode” Is Not Confidential

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 “probably…