Do you take Care of Digital Privacy? Here’s Why You Should

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Why You Should Take Care of Your Digital Privacy

A few decades ago, the concept of privacy was relatively straightforward. Nowadays, things aren’t all that simple. In the online world, this idea is skewed out of proportion, mostly because the majority of people don’t really understand what online privacy really means and how important it is. In this day and age, private data has a lot of value. If you want to protect it, you will need to be aware of everything it includes and know how possible data leaks can affect you. Read this week’s Zlog and find out how to take care of your digital privacy. Read more...

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Facebook’s Privacy Compromised Again – ZoogVPN Blog

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Facebook Suffers Another Major Breach

Over half a billion Facebook user data records were leaked after another security breach that happened recently. Even though Facebook promised to amp up security and privacy measures, this was yet another third-party related scandal that made the news in the last few days. Read this week’s Zlog edition and find out how and why this happened.

History Repeats Itself with Major Privacy Breach

Over 530 million unique user entries were compromised after it was discovered that websites and third-party partners stored their data on unsecured servers. This information was recently revealed by the security researchers from the renowned cybersecurity firm UpGuard. The exposed records include everything that the users shared with the website, including their passwords, names but also all of their likes, comes and interests. Read more...

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Is Technology Changing Our Perception of Online Privacy?

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Can Technology Affect Our Perception of Online Privacy?

Technology is a big part of our everyday lives. It makes our lives easier, more convenient and more entertaining. But, are we relying on technology so much that we can’t see into the possible dangers it brings to our privacy? When it comes to online privacy awareness, 2019 could be the most important year in recent memory. In this week’s Zlog, we’re going to take a look at how technology affects our perception of privacy and online privacy, and what can we do about it.

How Modern Technology Affects Our Privacy

Given the current mainstream media and social network environment, it’s clear to understand that there is a growing movement of privacy advocates. Big names like Facebook and Google are quickly going down the ladder of companies we trust, mainly due to their reputation of mishandling personal information of their users. As researches show, the majority of internet users are aware that their personal information is being used in one way or another, but they also feel that they can’t do much about this. Read more...

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The Biggest Security and Privacy Scandals of 2018

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Most Impactful Security and Privacy Scandals of 2018

2018 has seen its fair share of security and privacy scandals, with major leaks from big companies making the front news all throughout the year. So, in this weekly edition of the ZoogVPN Blog, we’ll take a look at the four biggest security and privacy scandals of 2018.

The Facebook – Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The Facebook – Cambridge Analytica scandal was without any doubt the biggest privacy scandal that occurred in 2018. It was much more than just a privacy and security breach, as it became a major political scandal. It erupted in March 2018 and was covered by all major media outlets, and reached front pages of the Guardian and BBC. Read more...

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How to Securely Shop Online on Black Friday

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Black Friday is Almost Here – How to Privately and Securely Shop Online

Black Friday is almost here, so prepare your wallet for some great deals. Over the past few years, online shopping on Black Friday has become very popular. Shopping over the internet is very convenient, and might seem like the safest way of doing business. But, the truth is, it can also put you in risk of losing your money, and even worse, jeopardize your internet privacy and safety. Read this week’s Zlog and find out how you can shop over the internet in complete online security and privacy.

How to Securely Shop Online on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

When it comes to online security, many internet goers are confident in their cyber security knowledge, undertaking only minimal precautionary measures, which often leaves them vulnerable to cybercriminals and hackers who are especially active at this time of year. That’s why you should never leave your online shopping up to chance.

Practice Tight Security and Monitor your Credit Card

Strong password security is always an absolute must. Practice tight security by creating secure and unique passwords for every site you’ll be carrying out your transactions on. You can install browser extensions, password managers and other useful tools. This will not only improve your online security and privacy but will also make it easier for you to manage all of the passwords.

As you start hunting for the best Black Friday deals, it’s important to keep your cool and always keep track of your purchases. This can help you spot potential frauds or security breaches, so you can react in time. Also, it’ll be easier to keep note of any dishonest dealings, as even legitimate businesses can overstate their discounts or charge you with extra fees when completing the transaction.

The Less Information, the Better

If you’ve completed an online purchase or two before, you know that you’ll have to give the website your billing information, address, name and contact info. This is basically all of the information you’re legitimately required to give to them. If a website asks for any additional info that you must provide them with in order to proceed, you’ll be better off canceling your purchase. Never give more information that you’re required and share any of your personal details except the above-mentioned details.

Be careful with Website Links

Lastly, it’s always important to make sure you’re visiting a legitimate site. Before entering any personal information, make sure you’re on the right site by looking in your URL bar. Additionally, if you can, avoid clicking on URL shorteners. Many websites use them, as they are a great way of making long URL’s shorter and easier on the eyes, but these shorteners can also lead you to a scammer-created link.

Use a VPN for Safer Online Shopping

The previously mentioned measures will greatly help in ensuring you’re safe while shopping online, but this one will all but guarantee your privacy and security. Using a VPN you will create an extra layer of security between you and the online world. With a VPN service, you’ll be able to shop from anywhere you want, even on public Wi-Fi networks, without having to worry about your online security and privacy. You will shop knowing that your address is secure and that you can’t be compromised by cybercriminals.

Use a VPN to save money when Shopping Online

Using a VPN will not only guarantee your online security and privacy. It can also save you a lot of money when buying products and services on the internet. Here are just a couple of things you can do to save money on Black Friday by using a VPN:

  • Get Software and Games at lower prices – Software, games and other entertainment products are among the top Black Friday and Cyber Monday sellers. Using a VPN you can access foreign locations to buy it at much lower prices that you would be able to do in your own country. This is possible because the cost of certain products varies drastically based on the location and currency.
  • Unblock Restricted Shopping Websites – Popular online shopping sites like Amazon, eBay, and Target all offer great Black Friday deals every year. Unfortunately, they also restrict their content, allowing only certain regions of the world to access their websites. With a VPN, you’ll easily be able to get around these restrictions and shop at any website of your choice.
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