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The value of privacy may soon have a purchase price on it allowing users to opt-out on a pay-as-you-go basis.
For Facebook, is the $19bn dropped on WhatsApp an expensive insurance policy against privacy concerns, or an Innocent diversion? Coke's buyout of the 'cuddly' smoothie-mongers provides some clues...
Web cookies were born in the early days of the web to provide a mechanism for pages to ‘remember’ a user state, without having to store data on the server.
The trends shaping our tech habits are moving far and beyond the fixed screen with two dimensional experiences controlled by a QWERTY. Here are some of the areas to keep an eye on:
Do you realise that your phone number is being used to ‘credit’ score your activities online?
Facebook is not talked about as occupying the upper echelons of privacy defence, but this hidden data feed will surprise you.
The Financial Times recently predicted that 2014 will be 'the year of Privacy'. Will this translate into a new wave of jobs and skill requirements for professionals? We think so, and the Linkedin job boards don't lie...
It’s not just online that you should manage your privacy. Your personal data is warehoused and traded in the offline world – though less prolific these days, the crossover of “clicks to bricks” means what you do offline will be just as important to online. In data terms each feeds off the other.
The essence is simple – every action leaves a trace which firms combine and analyse to learn more about you and your habits – whether you like it or not.
The lengths firms go to track and profile your online movements are limitless. In response Governor Technology has put together a guide for your first steps towards regaining your elementary privacy, both on and offline.