Tag: tracking

  • How to remove YouTube tracking

    Dries Buytaert: After some research, I discovered that YouTube offers a privacy-enhanced way of embedding videos. Instead of linking to youtube.com, link to youtube-nocookie.com, and no data-collecting HTTP cookie will be sent. This is Google’s way of providing GDPR-compliant YouTube videos. Time to go update your links. This ties in with removing Google Analytics from […]

  • Uber executive suggests digging up dirt on journalists

    BuzzFeed wrote about Uber executive Emil Michael suggesting that the company should dig up dirt on journalists who criticise Uber. By now, you probably have read about the comments by the Michael, the backlash and Uber’s response to the incident. If you haven’t, the following sums up what he said: Over dinner, he outlined the […]

  • Why Apple really cares about your privacy

    Macworld writes about why Apple cares about your privacy. And when you really dig into the details, you learn that Apple lets you NSA-proof your iCloud keychain, encrypts Messages and FaceTime calls end-to-end, protects an employee’s personal information from his or her employer when using Mobile Device Management, and has designed the iPhone without law-enforcement […]

  • Popular Android flashlight app has been secretly tracking you

    When an app has been downloaded over a million times and garnered over 800,000 5-star ratings, you’d expect the app to be good and not dodgy. A flashlight app itself isn’t too hard to develop, but the Brightest Flashlight Free app was doing a few things without informing the user. It turns out that the […]