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On October 28, 2021, Facebook announced the rebranding of its parent company from Facebook to Meta. Since then, the term “metaverse” has been a hot topic of discussion.  From facial expressions to biometric data, the metaverse has the potential to c
DNA companies are using, sharing, and profiting from millions of people’s genetic data in ways they can’t always control. Genetic testing companies have become very popular in the last decade as people seek to find out who they are and where their a
Fingerprinting is a way to identify you on the internet and can be very hard to prevent. In this article, we discuss what fingerprinting is, and how to reduce your fingerprint. * What is browser fingerprinting? * What is device fingerprinting? *
In 2017, hackers stole the private financial records of some 156 million people from servers belonging to Equifax, while the 2018 Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed how personal data belonging to up to 87 million Facebook users was harvest
USB peripherals (commonly known as “flash drives”), memory cards, and external hard drives all make backing up and sharing your data simple. And they are becoming more critical as modern-day schooling, work, and life are increasingly awash in data. B
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From Hong Kong to Minneapolis, protesters around the world are standing up for their human rights. The right to peaceful assembly and protest are bedrocks of democracy, and we support everyone’s ability to exercise these rights. We created Proton Mai
Whenever you send or receive information on the Internet, it passes through a network of multiple computers to reach the destination. Historically, any of these computers could read your data, because it was not encrypted. Much of this data is quite
The number of data requests the US government sent to Google has increased 510% since 2010. US government requests to Facebook have also increased 364% since the beginning of 2013. The databases of private companies are increasingly being used to mon
Nearly all public health experts say we will have to employ testing and tracing on a massive scale to combat the spread of COVID-19. This has led a number of countries and tech companies to develop coronavirus contact tracing apps for smartphones. Th
Working from home is one of the many massive societal changes that COVID-19 has forced upon the world. Millions of people are now handling sensitive work data outside their office for the first time. It can be hard enough to keep data secure in the o
During this American presidential election campaign season, politicians have scored points calling out tech companies for abusing the personal data of their users. Yet many political campaigns are engaged in very similar practices.  Political campai