Posts Tagged ‘privacy settings’

Google Intensifies Tracking: Check Your Privacy Settings

Monday, October 24th, 2016

If you’d rather not be served ads for everything that you search for and mention on Google, you might want to take a look at the privacy settings recommended by this article.

Google made a significant change to the company’s privacy policy recently which changes in a significant way how the company is tracking users on the Internet. Previously, the company kept its DoubleClick advertising engine apart from its core user services such as Gmail, Search or YouTube. While users could give Google consent to use the information for advertising, it required users to become active and opt-in for that.


DoNotSpy10 – Configure Windows 10 Privacy settings

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

I think this is the third article I’ve read today regarding privacy problems with Windows 10 default settings. From what I’ve read, the solution is to either change the privacy settings manually, use a program like this one to do it automatically or stick with Windows 7 until Microsoft fixes the privacy problems.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system ships with quite a few default settings that users may find invasive. We have listed them all in our Windows 10 privacy overview, and if you went through the long guide, you may have noticed that it takes quite a bit of work to adjust them all. That’s where the free program DoNotSpy for Windows 10 comes to play. It provides you with options to set privacy settings from within its interface with just a couple of clicks.


How to Disable Privacy Sensitive Features in Google Chrome

Monday, November 11th, 2013

I’ve often heard it said that, “nothing is free,” but if we’re talking about browsers, then that old adage is doubly true …

It’s likely that one of the core reasons for creating Google Chrome in the first place was a desire to use it to collect user data. While Google already has services in place that allow the company to do so, a web browser would provide Google with additional data that its services are not able to collect.