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Google Will Delete Millions of Gmail Accounts Starting Tomorrow
After Google's announcement that it will prevent ad-blocking extensions in Chrome from doing their job, here's more bad news if you have an old Google account: Starting in December Google will mass deleted unused Gmail and Drive accounts to free up storage space. Find out whether your Gmail will be affected and how to prevent deletion.
Google Pays 1150 Times More for Its Search Monopoly Than for Lobbying in the EU & US
Google has built a huge monopoly with search - one that is finally being investigated at by the US Department of Justice. It now became public that Google paid $21 Billion in 2021 alone to keep its search engine market share of staggering 90% - which is more than 1150 times as much as the tech giant pays for its lobbying efforts in the US and the EU. This is just a glimpse of how much your data and attention is worth to Google. It's about time that we take back our data!
Congress, Stop Supporting Censorship! KOSA Threatens Free Speech in the US.
US Senate pushes for censorship, instead of looking for real solutions. Here's why KOSA legislation will fail to help the children, and will ultimately pose a threat to free speech. Congress must stop this dangerous legislation now!
FBI Uses Backdoor Searches On US Citizens Without Warrants Or Probable Cause. Will Republicans Stop This Practice?
Under FISA Section 702 the NSA can scoop up foreign communication in bulk. FBI Director Wray now admits that the FBI uses this information to run so called backdoor searches for investigations on US citizens - without getting a warrant for these searches. Now this backdoor access for the FBI could come to an end!
Emails, Contacts, and Passwords - Oh My! New Outlook Overshares with Microsoft
The latest version of Microsoft's email client behemoth Outlook is nearing release and it has security experts concerned. Outlook, a business staple for decades, has become more demanding in the data which it collects from its users. This latest update doesn't change the pattern. To the contrary: it makes things worse. The new version of Outlook will share not only the unencrypted content of your mailbox, contact lists, and calendar events, but can also share sensitive login information like passwords with the Microsoft servers in the USA.
Net Neutrality Round 2: A Win for Internet Freedom
The Internet as we know it is a magnificent space where everyone has the right to share their thoughts freely. Upcoming changes to US Net Neutrality Laws are a positive sign for global internet freedom. People living in dictatorships know why net neutrality is so important: Censorship, blocking of major sites or social media platforms are normal to them. We must not give Internet Service Providers (ISPs) the power over who can access what information online. Now is the time to back important US legislation to safeguard net neutrality!
Online Safety Bill Criticism: UK authorities can't even secure their own data. How do they dare to undermine encryption?
The Online Safety Bill aims to make the UK "the safest place in the world to be online" - and it might actually become a law later this year. However, criticism of the Online Safety Bill is never ending. This UK bill aims to lay down rules in law about how platforms should deal with harmful content. But the plans for a new "internet safety law" will do more harm than good and reduce everybody's security online. And the recent inabilities of the UK government to protect data show that criticism of the Online Safety Act is more than appropriate.
The ad-based business model on the Internet is dying - and it's getting worse in the process.
Some of the most profitable businesses generate most of their income from ads. Best known representatives of the as-based business model are Google and Facebook. But the ads you are constantly being shown online have become so invasive and also problematic that the signs of death are looming above these business models.
Quit MS Outlook - Now You've Got More Reason Than Ever
It looks like moving away from Microsoft Outlook is becoming a trend - especially among tech-savvy people who value their security. As recent news show, using big tech email services poses numerous risks. Here's another example of security vulnerabilities discovered in Outlook and other Microsoft tools - and these are only part of a long line of security issues reported about MS Outlook.
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