Turns out just deactivating a Facebook account is not enough to stop them tracking you, reports @alfredwkng.
So if you're ready to #deleteFacebook instead, this guide from @GadgetHax will show you how.
A new survey by @DCNorg shows "many of Google’s data practices deviate from consumer expectations," "people don’t want surveillance advertising," and "a majority of consumers indicated they don’t expect to be tracked across Google’s services."
New polling by David Binder Research & @ALCU shows amazing support for privacy rights by Californians.
• 94% want companies to get permission before sharing personal info.
• 90% don't think you should exchange your right to privacy for free products.
When we grow up, we're gonna be THIS big!
If you're a fan of the dark theme in DuckDuckGo search ( https://duckduckgo.com/settings#theme ), you'll be excited to know that it's now enabled in our Apple Maps integration for improved map results.
Check it out here:
1 Billion! That's how many monthly searches we served in January. (Yes, that’s a record.) We're publicly loving this very private start to 2019
2018 was a breakout year for online privacy, the likes of which we haven't seen since the surveillance revelations of 2013.
In 2018, we expanded beyond search and, thanks to you , our searches leapt 63% to 31 million daily (and up 723% since 2013).
Check it out with some examples:
Search for an address:
Search for a geographical place:
Search for a type of business:
Search for places nearby:
Maybe it's time you #DeleteFacebook?
@inafried explains the disturbing where, how & why they collect your data.
This graphic novel by @PrivacyPrivee "tells the story of [siblings] who learn about the privacy risks related to social networking, mobile devices & texting, and online gaming."
A great resource to teach internet-savvy kids to protect themselves online.
At DuckDuckGo, our designers are focused on protecting your privacy with every decision.
Our Design Lead, @habber, recently advocated for your privacy to designers at Framer's Loupe conference: https://framer.com/blog/posts/loupe-2018-recap/
(Oh, and we're hiring! https://duckduckgo.com/hiring/#open )
Europeans, Your Online Choices offers a simple tool to opt-out of behavioral advertising from over 100 companies. Click your country then "Your Ad Choices."
Non-europeans, try the UK version: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices
Many people now realize their personal data is used for ad targeting, but that's only the shallow end of a deep pool of nefarious data uses.
Here is a list of 10 instances when data can be used against you, like the gig economy, politics, & social media.
Google hid major Google+ security flaw that exposed users’ personal information https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/8/17951914/google-plus-data-breach-exposed-user-profile-information-privacy-not-disclosed?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter