Online privacy has been a hot topic for years. We are slowly becoming more aware of the privacy risks the internet brings. These discussions about privacy have heated up after the implementation of impactful new national and international privacy laws. Moreover, there have been plenty of privacy scandals, like those concerning Facebook, where the privacy of users wasn’t handled with care. This dossier will be interesting for anyone who wants to know more about internet and privacy.
You probably don’t want everybody to know what you do online. In that case, you need to find a way to browse anonymously. The Tor browser, a VPN, and the incognito mode all offer different ways of hiding your identity online. In this dossier you can read everything about anonymous browsing, Tor, and hiding your IP address. Moreover, we’ll offer you countless tips and tricks to stay completely anonymous online.
You might have heard the words “dark web” before. This part of the internet is sometimes also called the “dark net” and contains hidden websites that aren’t available to everyone. This sounds exciting, but it can also be dangerous. Some websites on the dark web sell illegal products or contain malware. At the same time, the dark web is a place where many people, including journalists and whistleblowers, can share information for the sake of online freedom. You can read all about it in this section.
In all likelihood, you’re using devices that in some way connect to the internet pretty much every day. Their operating systems, including iOS, MacOS, Android, and Windows, save a lot of information about you. The companies behind your devices might use this data for commercial purposes. Luckily, there are ways to change your privacy settings in order to keep the risks as small as possible. Whether you have a smartphone, laptop, tablet, webcam, or smart speaker, the articles in this category will help you protect your privacy.
Downloading torrents can be dangerous. Firstly, you should make sure you’re downloading legally and aren’t risking a downloading fine. Moreover, there are unsafe downloading and torrent websites, making it incredibly important to protect your system. Downloading with a VPN will increase your privacy and security. You’ll be able to read more about safe and legal downloading in this section.
Bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency and PayPal. Perhaps you’ve heard these terms before. They’re all in some way related to making financial transactions on the internet. Of course, you want to be able to pay safely and prevent your bank details from ending up in the wrong hands. In this section, you’ll be able to read everything about how privacy and the internet affect financial matters.
Privacy and social media may not seem to go together very well. That’s exactly why it’s so important to be very careful with the information you choose to share on your socials. Ever since it was discovered that Facebook wasn’t exactly treating their users’ privacy with care, people have become more aware of the privacy risks of social media platforms. But Facebook isn’t the only platform that invades the privacy of users: other platforms are exactly the same. This dossier shows what you can do to safely use social media, for example by adjusting your privacy settings.
The various apps you use on a daily basis also collect and store information about you. Several companies have already faced negative publicity because it turned out they didn’t properly protect the privacy of people that used their apps. Whether it’s about fitness apps or dating apps, every app has its own privacy concerns. That’s why it’s very important to be aware of the information an app collects about you. This section will tell you everything you need to know about popular apps and their privacy risks.
Laws and Regulations
Privacy and politics are always intertwined. Laws and regulations all over the world state how businesses, governments, and other parties are allowed to handle our information. Some countries have many privacy laws in place, aimed at protecting their citizens, while others do not. Sometimes, controversial policies put people’s privacy at risk. In this section, we’ll be looking at privacy legislation from all around the world.