Third-Party Cookies in Your Browser – Why and How to Delete Them

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Why You Should Delete Third-Party Cookies in Your Browser

More often than not, browser cookies are a handy and convenient thing. They enhance user experience and make it much more streamlined than it would be otherwise. But, these data files also have another purpose, to track you. Every time you load up a website, you’ll get a cookie from the site’s server, but also a third-party tracking cookie from the advertiser that’s featured on the site.

So, occurrences like targeted ads and special offers tailored towards your interests that keep popping up on unrelated sites, all happen because of third-party cookies.  Third-party cookies have long been a big issue for privacy advocates, even though these data files most often don’t collect any sensitive personal information. Still, letting every single cookie through can compromise your privacy and even make you more vulnerable to hacker attacks. So, what can you do about this problem? Read this week’s Zlog to learn what they are, how they work, and why you should delete browser cookies. Read more...

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5 Resolutions That will Improve your Privacy in 2020

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How to Improve Your Privacy in 2020

With 2019 behind us, we can take a look at everything that has happened over the previous twelve months. The year behind us saw even more significant online advances, yet it also continued the trend of decreasing user privacy and data control at unprecedented rates. But, instead of mentioning the possible mistakes you should avoid online as most sites do, we’ll go in a different direction. In this week’s Zlog, we’re bringing you five privacy tips that can help you improve your privacy in 2020. Read more...

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5 Things You Should Stop Doing Online

5 Things You Should Stop Doing Online

5 Things You Should Stop Doing Online To Maximize Your Online Privacy

Nowadays, the internet has become an essential part of our everyday lives. We’ve all grown accustomed to all of the convenience it brings into our personal and business ventures. But, only a small portion of privacy-oriented users pay attention to the intricate ways of how this process works. The majority of online-goers have become used to certain patterns of behavior without really understanding how certain features work underneath. That’s why, in this week’s Zlog, we’ll take a look at five things most internet users do regularly but should stop doing. Read more...

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Why the NordVPN Server Breach is More Serious Than It’s Presented to Be

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An Objective Look at the NordVPN Server Breach

Last week, the internet blew up with the news regarding the NordVPN server breach that occurred in March of last year. The company immediately addressed the problem and issued a statement that no customer data was affected or stolen. With that being the case, we didn’t want to get deeper into the subject, but one thing prompted us to address this occurrence.

In the days that followed this news, several media outlets and NordVPN itself tried to put a positive spin on this, saying that it only helped the company to strengthen its security and provide a better service. But, there are many reasons why last year’s NordVPN server breach is more serious than it’s presented to be in public. And, in this week’s Zlog post, we will go over the biggest ones. Read more...

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Misleading Privacy Tips that Do Less Than You think

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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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