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Welcome to Episode 10 of The Privacy Blog Podcast, brought to you by Anonymizer. In July’s episode, I’ll be talking about the storage capacity of the NSA’s data center in Utah and whether the US really is the most surveilled country in the world. Next, I’ll explain why the new royal baby is trying to […]

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In the March episode of The Privacy Blog Podcast, I’ll run down some of the major privacy news events of the last month. Learn how Facebook “Likes” can paint an extremely detailed and eerie picture of your real-life character traits. I’ll provide my take on Google’s Street View Wi-Fi sniffing controversy along with how “Do […]

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Jul/12

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New look for the blog

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you have probably noticed the new look. I would appreciate feedback and please do let me know if we have broken anything in the process.

I am very excited that we have finally released our new free “Anonymizer Nevercookie” product. You can download it here from our facebook account. It enhances the private browsing mode in Firefox to protect against a whole range of new kinds of tracking cookies that currently are nearly impossible to delete.

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Anonymizer’s survey of consumers finds them to be confused about threats and what solutions apply to which problems.

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RIM averts BlackBerry ban in UAE | Security – CNET News The announcement provides very little information about what RIM did to avert the ban, whether they made significant changed (compromises) to their system, or whether the UAE blinked and backed down from the threatened ban.

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We discovered a major security hole in Facebook almost by accident. The exploit is so trivial I can’t justify calling it hacking. Any time you are on an open WiFi and accessing Facebook, anyone else on the same network can easily grab your credential and access Facebook as you with full access to your account. […]

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We are working hard to improve our website and would welcome your suggestions and feedback on how to improve it. One new addition is our Knowledge Center where we are trying to share information about privacy and security issues. Within the Knowledge Center we have a section we call “The Lab” (click the tab in […]

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The European Parliament appears to be trying to create a regulation to require search engine companies to retain total information about their user’s searches for a period of years. If you are in the EU area, I strongly encourage you to reach out to fight this. Declaration29: “A group of members of European Parliament is […]

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I am very excited to be organizing a couple of panels at this year’s “Computers Freedom and Privacy” (CFP) Conference in San Jose June 15-18. Historically the conference has focused on personal privacy / freedom issues, technologies, and policies. That was certainly my focus as well when I started Anonymizer. Over time I have become […]

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