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Implementation of ePrivacy Regulation – re-gain control over your personal data

A privacy law proposed by the European Commission is about to set a new model in terms of online privacy for people residing in Europe. The ePrivacy Regulation was initially drafted in 2002 and was revised in 2009. In the beginning of 2017, the EU updated the text and introduced new policies regarding users’ prior consent when it comes to websites and marketing companies processing and controlling their own personal data.

The updates will bring significant changes to the web surfing activity, if they are indeed accepted. The legislation still needs to be approved by the member states during a vote that will be held in a Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg next week.

These new privacy proposals align with changes suggested by the GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation); the organization has as main aim to make sure EU citizens enjoy online privacy and are protected from data breaches. The difference between the two is that GDPR wants to enhance Article 8 of the European Charter of Human Rights referring to personal data protection, while the ePrivacy regulation is meant to complement Article 7 of the charter in respect to a person’s private life.

The fundamental changes of the ePrivacy rules refer to:

  1. Cookies law – give your consent for web tracking

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iOS 11 new anti-tracking feature and how to get rid of targeted ads

Apple has recently announced that iOS 11, the latest operating system for mobile phones will introduce a new feature for the Safari web browser called “smart tracking prevention”. Along with it, the tracking prevention option will also be available for Apple’s MacOS High Sierra that will be released on September 25th. If you’re annoyed (or even if you’re not) by all those pop-up ads, this is certainly good news!

Ok, iOS 11 will not block all ads, but here is how it will work:

  • The iPhone will detect which first-party cookies are desired by users, and which are set by advertisers. This means that you will continue to see ads, but only coming from websites you visited. Advertisers who use third party cookies won’t be able to track you any longer.
  • Third-party cookies will be blocked after the first day and will be deleted from your device after one month. This way, surfing on the web becomes a pleasant and less annoying experience.

Apart from interrupting your web surfing, ads have disadvantages such as:

  • making your phone battery run out
  • using up our monthly data allotment
  • slowing down internet speed

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How to Turn On Anti Browser Fingerprinting

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Today we’re going to show you how to make use of a very cool CyberGhost feature that’s aimed at keeping your privacy on the web as intact as possible.

You may have heard of browser fingerprinting before. Or you may know that some info about your browser gets sent to the websites you visit, but don’t know that the name for that is browser fingerprinting.

However little/much you know about it, here’s the gist:

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Avoid Being Tracked Online: 3 Super-Easy Things You Can Start Doing Today

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You’re being tracked online and you know it. Whether it’s Google, Facebook, or your favourite blog, there’s virtually no place on the Internet where you’re not assaulted by ads tailored to your browsing behaviour.

It seems inescapable, doesn’t it? And you’ve probably been told that it actually is and you might as well just give up trying to do anything about it. Or go live in the woods.

CyberGhost is here to tell you there is still hope:) Online tracking is not inescapable and if you’re just looking for some peace and quiet on the Internet, it’s also pretty simple.

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