Privacy Digest 09/22

Mastercard launches ‘smile to pay’ system amid privacy concerns

The company’s stab at the biometrics checkout market has raised debate about data storage and tracking.

Biometric Data Tracking Data Security Data Privacy Mastercard

How to ensure that the smart home doesn’t jeopardize data privacy?

As more and more people buy into the smart home, there is an ever-bigger price to pay when it comes to data security and privacy.

Smart Home Smart Devices Data Security Privacy Data Collection Privacy Protection Data Privacy AI Artificial Intelligence Internet of Things IoT

Guide: *Privacy Not Included

The Mozilla Foundation has created a guide to help you shop for safe, secure connected products. It is often difficult for consumers to get clear, concrete information from companies about the security and privacy of their connected products. Is the personal data shared or sold in ways you may not have expected? What is the company’s known track record for protecting the personal information they collect on you? How does the company regularly test for and fix security vulnerabilities? It's a good start and practice to check in with this catalogue first to better navigate this landscape by understanding what questions you should ask and what answers you should expect before buying a connected tech product. Today we feature a review of mental health and prayer apps.

Privacy Protection Data Privacy Consumer Privacy Mental Health Data Data Security Mozilla Mozilla Foundation Product Privacy Review Health Care Apps

How to Disable Ad ID Tracking on iOS and Android, and Why You Should Do It Now

The ad identifier - aka “IDFA” on iOS, or “AAID” on Android - is the key that enables most third-party tracking on mobile devices. Disabling it will make it substantially harder for advertisers and data brokers to track and profile you, and will limit the amount of your personal information up for sale.

Android iOS Tracking Mobile Devices Ad ID Tracking Ad Tech Advertising Privacy Tracking Third-Party Tracking

New ad: DuckDuckGo is NOT Watching You

As siblings in privacy, Ghostery and DuckDuckGo follow the same ultimate goal of protecting your privacy online. We're sharing their newest ad with you today: memorable due to the Police song, quite funny and totally online lifelike.

DuckDuckGo DuckDuckGone Private Search Privacy Protection Privacy Data Privacy Consumer Privacy
Back to all editions