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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
Spyware Warning: Web Trackers Are Spying on our Children on the Internet

Spyware Warning: Web Trackers Are Spying on our Children on the Internet

22. Jan 2018 / Editorial Staff
Children and Internet?  Almost all parents are concerned about the dangers such as violence, bullying, and pornography on the web.  Safe alternatives suggest offers explicitly aimed at the young target audience, such as child-friendly sites for entertainment and educational sites.  Nobody expects 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
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