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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Why You Should Choose to Encrypt…Everything

Search Encrypt/ April 6, 2018

Integrity With encryption you know that your message hasn’t been altered by a third party. Authentication Because you have to have the encryption key to decrypt the message, you know the source of the information. Confidence You know where the message came from and that it hasn’t been altered. This means the sender can’t

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Why the Facebook Data Scandal Won’t Happen to Us

Search Encrypt/ April 5, 2018

After Facebook gave Cambridge Analytica the data of 87 million people, many companies scrambled to make sure their data security and privacy were up to par with industry standards. Data breaches are terrible for business because they harm the company’s image and diminish consumer trust. Most companies assume their security measures are good enough until

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Search Encrypt – Chrome Extension

Search Encrypt/ April 5, 2018

Keep your searches private by redirecting searches that may be tracked to Search Encrypt, a privacy-focused search engine The Search Encrypt extension protects your privacy by encrypting your search terms and expiring your searches from your browser history. Search Encrypt’s private search engine will be set as your default search engine and other searches

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Facebook Won’t Fix the Internet’s Bigger Privacy Problem

Search Encrypt/ April 4, 2018

Facebook just revamped its privacy settings and terms of use, mostly in response to users who were upset about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. These changes may improve the public opinion of Facebook, but there is still a glaring privacy issue with the internet as a whole. Privacy should be ingrained in all websites and

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Session Replay Scripts Could Be Leaking Sensitive Data

Search Encrypt/ April 4, 2018

Websites running tracking scripts could be inadvertently gathering your sensitive information. Websites use “session replay scripts” to view your mouse movements and keystrokes while visiting their webpage. If you type sensitive information like credit card numbers or passwords, you could be unknowingly sharing this information. Over 400 of the most popular websites record your

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Why Privacy Is Essential on The Internet

Search Encrypt/ April 3, 2018

The internet is a platform for information to flow freely and openly. However certain information must remain private. An internet that allows users to maintain their privacy, and control which information they share is better for all users. Privacy helps the internet in many ways, these are a few key examples: Privacy Offers Protection

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How To Use the Search Encrypt Chrome Extension – The Private Search Engine Tool

Search Encrypt/ April 3, 2018

Install Search Encrypt’s extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/de… This video shows how to add and remove Search Encrypt’s private search extension. You can easily install Search Encrypt by going to the Chrome extension store and it will block any searches that track your information. You can quickly remove Search Encrypt by removing the extension from your browser.

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