Misleading Privacy Tips that Do Less Than You think

Misleading privacy tips

Misleading Privacy Tips You Should Be Aware Of

There are many privacy tips and tricks circling the web. While some of them can really help you maintain a low profile when using the internet, there are also quite a few misleading privacy tips that aren’t as useful as they seem and, if you’re not careful, can cause you more harm than good. We don’t want to discourage you from using these tips in the future. The main purpose of this week’s privacy-oriented Zlog is to provide you with all of the pros and cons of using these tools, so you can have a better understanding of them before you use them. To help you stay as safe and private as possible when using the internet, we’re going to take a look at the most misleading privacy tips you should be aware of when browsing the online world. Read more...

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What Not to do After a Data Breach

What Not to do After a Data Breach

The Most Important Things NOT to do After a Data Breach

In the past few years, the number of data breaches has seen a significant increase. Just last year, we saw breaches that compromised hundreds of millions of online accounts, personal information of users and their payment card numbers. Most privacy blogs and security-oriented sites provide you with detailed guides on what to do if something like this happens. On the other hand, there is little to no information about the things you shouldn’t do when exposed to a data breach. That’s why, in this week’s Zlog, we want to go in a different direction than most online privacy sites and talk about what are the most important things not to do after a data breach. Read more...

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How to Stop Facebook From Listening in on You

How to Stop Facebook From Listening in on You

Fear that Facebook is Listening in On Your Conversations? Here’s how to stop it

Over the previous two weeks, we’ve talked about how Amazon and Google are using their AI assistant devices and services to spy on their users’ online activities and gather personal information. In this week’s Zlog, we’re rounding up the topic with yet another huge online platform that has been of undertaking similar activities – Facebook. The most popular social media platform has been the focal point of many privacy scandals over the years, including accusations that it is listening in on the conversations of its users. Read this week’s Zlog and find out the myths and the truths surrounding this controversy, as well as a few useful tips you can apply to stop Facebook from listening in on you. Read more...

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How to Stop Google from Listening in on you

Stop Google from listening in on you

Google is Definitely Listening to You – Can you stop it?

In last week’s Zlog post, we addressed the growing concern of Amazon Echo users that Amazon’s super-popular voice assistant, Alexa, is listening in on its users all the time. This week, we continue the story with Google, yet another big company rumored to be listening in on its users. Read this week’s Zlog to learn the truth behind the allegations that the company is storing user recordings and find out how to stop Google from listening in on you.

How is Google Listening?

Being a voice-command-based service, Google’s Assistant works in a similar way to Amazon’s Alexa. Every time you want to use it, you can activate it by voice by saying “OK Google”. While the company says that the voice search function can only be activated by saying these special words, investigations from several sites show that even just by saying “OK” or a similar sounding word activate the voice service for 20 seconds. Read more...

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How to Stop Amazon’s Alexa From Listening In On You

Stop Amazon’s Alexa From Listening In On You

Fear that Amazon’s Alexa is Listening In On You? Here’s How to Stop It

 Since the beginning of 2019, almost every major news outlet has reported that Amazon Echo, better known as Alexa, is listening in on you all the time. This has stirred up a lot of attention among privacy advocates all around the globe and shed light on two other companies that have also been accused of similar tactics – Facebook and Google. Seeing that this is a topic of extreme importance, here at ZoogVPN, we decided to put all of our efforts into researching the depths of this subject to find out the truth about these recently-developed events. Read more...

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