Posts Tagged ‘privacy policy’

Why it Pays to Read the Privacy Policy Before You Sign Up for a Service

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

This is especially true when signing up for “free” services and programs. Those free services and programs are usually designed to make money in one form or another; whether it’s selling your data or borrowing your bandwidth.

I browse the Firefox add-on store regularly to find out what is new and updated. Discovered the add-on Zapyo in the store which promises “Internet without restrictions”. It is not only available for Firefox but for all major browsers including Chrome and Internet Explorer. The service is not offering VPN-like functionality but acts as a proxy for users so that blocked or restricted contents can be accessed (so that traffic flows through their servers).

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Google’s New Privacy Policy Takes Effect Today

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Google needs to make up its mind whether it wants to be a search engine or a marketing research tool … strike that, now that I think about it, I guess Google has already made up its mind.

By now you have probably read about Google’s privacy policy changes that take effect today. Some of you may have deleted their web history and other Google history, or even migrated Google services to other service providers with stricter privacy policies.

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