Privacy Digest 08/24

"It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser" and we couldn't agree more!

Wired recently ranked the Ghostery Private Browser second, just behind DuckDuckGo, in its lineup. We are thrilled and proud of this achievement. This recognition motivates our team to continue enhancing and innovating our product for the benefit of our users.

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YouTube now sabotages ad-blocking apps that stream its vids

The past few months have seen a number of crackdowns from the platform directed at adblockers. We will continue to work in favor of our users and the wider internet community who we believe deserve a private and ad-free experience. The EFF criticizes the latest Youtube move as "lazy and deliberately malicious".

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Best Ad-Blocker Friendly YouTube Alternatives

If YouTube becomes frustrating again, we've compiled a list of alternatives for you to consider switching to. Changing habits can take time, so it's wise to be prepared. Explore platforms that honor your privacy and advertising preferences.

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Touring a Rental? A Face Scan May Be Required

With the rise of self-guided tours, many companies are requiring facial recognition to see a property.

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Understanding the privacy risks of wearable tech

Techradar argues that we are already cyborgs, not through science fiction-like implants but through everyday interactions with technology, such as using fitness tracker, glasses or smartphones. Devices like the Apple Vision Pro exemplify this integration, enhancing our capabilities and interaction with both digital and physical realms. However, they also pose significant privacy risks by collecting and merging various personal data types. These risks, encompassing health, biometric, and location data, need careful management to preserve the benefits of wearable technologies while ensuring privacy and safety.

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