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Just A Pipe Dream: Data Protection At Online Shops

Just A Pipe Dream: Data Protection At Online Shops

22. Jan 2018 / Editorial Staff
Are you happy?  In the Christmas shopping season, this is more for the case for shop operators than patrons.  Because what is offered to one customer as a bargain, the other gets to a much higher price - from the same shop!  The principle behind this form of profit optimization is called dynamic p Read More
Cheap Tricks: How Online Travel Portals Set Their Prices

Cheap Tricks: How Online Travel Portals Set Their Prices

22. Jan 2018 / Editorial Staff
Springtime is vacation booking time in Europe, the first warm rays of sunshine give the travel portals particularly high volume of bookings.  More and more people are making their travel plans on the Internet, as they expect the lowest price there. But the truth is that dubious method are often u Read More
Data Abuse: From Online Tracking To Re-Targeting – A Glossary Of Terror

Data Abuse: From Online Tracking To Re-Targeting – A Glossary Of Terror

22. Jan 2018 / Editorial Staff
Online marketing experts are trying to reach online customers efficiently and to spread advertising messages as precisely as possible.  What makes sense from a marketing perspective is to target advertising as accurately as possible, however, for you as an Internet user this interferes with your pri Read More
Mega Data-leech Google: Where Data Protection is Just Another Word

Mega Data-leech Google: Where Data Protection is Just Another Word

22. Jan 2018 / Editorial Staff
The 29th of October is the birthday of the Internet, on this day of the year 1969, two mainframes at American universities exchanged the first Internet message.  29 years later, Google set a milestone with the invention of their search engine. For users who took their first steps into the Interne Read More
Enough Is Enough: How To Stop Your Smart TV From Sending Out Data

Enough Is Enough: How To Stop Your Smart TV From Sending Out Data

22. Jan 2018 / Editorial Staff
Today, every device has to be "Smart."  So also does the TV.  These modern tools are no longer just for watching TV, they connect via the Internet with YouTube, show helpful information about the current program and can be extended by apps to additional functions.  Switching via voice control is a Read More
TV’s are Calling Home: Samsung Smart TV Security is Absent

TV’s are Calling Home: Samsung Smart TV Security is Absent

22. Jan 2018 / Editorial Staff
Not only hackers threaten the privacy of TV viewers.  A study by eBlocker reveals how intensively manufacturers, tracking services, and TV stations can use smart TV devices to retrieve usage data from their customers or viewers and condense them into precise personality profiles. Permanent Data Flo Read More