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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
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
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