Even if the winter holidays are just around the corner and a breeze of hope and optimism seems to be in the air, privacy issues are happening at their usual pace. Here is what caught our attention in this week:
Snooper’s Charter already claims first victims
In a recent survery, forty-four percent of over-55s said they would consider downloading software to protect themselves from government in a recent survey.
However, a VPN such as CyberGhost is the solution at-hand recommended by security experts.
Potentially stricter privacy rules for Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype
Popular platforms such as Google, Facebook and WhatsApp face a strict new privacy crackdown from the EU, as per some new proposals leaked from the European Commission.
The rules would force websites and browsers to ask for users’ consent before directing advertising at them based on their browser history. Users currently have to actively opt out of receiving such advertisements.