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What does the Internet know about me?

What does the Internet know about me?

02. Mar 2018 / Editorial Staff
Word has spread: Surfing the Internet leaves traces. How many clues are there, how expressive they are and how deep they penetrate our privacy - is surprising and rather disturbing. This article explains what you disclose during an everyday trip into the data network. Read More
Setup a VPN: How it works

Setup a VPN: How it works

01. Mar 2018 / Editorial Staff
To set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN), you must first create a user account with a commercial VPN provider and specify how you want to pay the VPN access fees. In addition to the usual payment methods such as credit card, direct debit or bank transfer, many providers offer anonymous payment me Read More
Why should I hide my IP address?

Why should I hide my IP address?

01. Mar 2018 / Editorial Staff
For unique identification, a device requires an address within a data network - be it in the home LAN or on the Internet. This is the only way to ensure that data packets reach the right recipient. This is done via the so-called IP address. Read More
Big Trouble in Little Data

Big Trouble in Little Data

21. Feb 2018 / Editorial Staff
‘Big data.’ ‘Metadata.’ ‘Raw data.’ B.J. Mendelson has a passion for privacy, so he created a book “Privacy” from his collection of essays on privacy protection.  This is an excerpt from the chapter entitled "Big Trouble in Little Data."  We felt it was worth sharing. Read More
Naked In The Net: What Our Internet Data Reveals About Us

Naked In The Net: What Our Internet Data Reveals About Us

22. Jan 2018 / Editorial Staff
We are increasingly online and continuously leaving data traces on the Internet.  According to "Online Study 2017" by ARD and ZDF, more than 50 million people call information from the Internet every day in Germany alone.  On average, every German is on the net for almost two and a half hours a day Read More
Only The Tip Of The Iceberg: Data Scandal At Web Of Trust

Only The Tip Of The Iceberg: Data Scandal At Web Of Trust

22. Jan 2018 / Editorial Staff
The case was one of the biggest data scandals of 2016!  Web of Trust (WOT) with 140 million users is one of the most popular browser extensions - turned out to be a nasty data spy or as the Germans called it “Datenschleuder” with translates to Sling Shot.   The service collected information ab Read More