DNT+ take back user online privacy

Free IE and Firefox plugin blocks advertising tracking sites

By Stephen Pate – DNT+, short for Do Not Track, is free browser plugin that stops advertising and online behavioral sites from tracking a users every move on the web.

The software is from Abine The Online Privacy Company. Users or organizations can download it free. There are browser specific versions. DNT+ downloads the plugin for each. Visit the site with each browser and a browser specific version is downloaded and installed.
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Privacy Advice – Don’t Lose Your iPhone

Don’t lose your iPhone, Android or Blackberry!

iPhone 4s (Apple Corp.)

Message systems will show more than you want to the person who finds your phone, like your email accounts, your contacts and your message conversations. That’s been a problem for a people whose phones have been stolen. Same goes for laptops, the “found laptop” can show not only your personal information but confidential information about your business or company.

Solution – on laptops use encryption and complex passwords. There are complex solutions your IT department can implement to protect smartphones such as “MobileIron, Sybase Afaria, AirWatch, Tangoe and even RIM’s recently announced BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. Each offers a specific set of supported platforms, features, and enterprise systems integration tools. ” ComputerWorld. Continue reading

Facebook and your privacy

In its IPO filing, Facebook said that potential privacy legislation, evolving attitudes around user privacy and cyber attacks, among others, contribute to “risk factors” for its business, The Wall Street Journal reports. Continue reading