Internet-linked microphones are privacy-flawed & can collect & use data w/out consent, says @msjpauly.

Google Home recordings "can become part of Google’s already ultra-specific profile of you as a consumer, that companies pay Google to target with ads." motherjones.com/politics/2019/

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A grim forecast for The Weather Channel app: it’s owner (IBM) is being sued by @CityAttorneyLA for allegedly tricking users into sharing their granular location info with 3rd parties.

Delete this app along with any apps you don’t regularly use. theguardian.com/technology/201

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Many people don't realize that several popular platforms they use (e.g. Waze, WhatsApp, YouTube, Instagram) are actually owned by larger companies (in these cases Facebook & Google) who use your data to target you with ads, or worse .

Spread awareness: spreadprivacy.com/facebook-wha

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As always, our strict privacy policy still applies — we don't collect or send any personal data to Apple (or any third parties). The location info sent by your browser is discarded immediately after use. More details here: duck.co/help/privacy/anonymous

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We're excited to announce that maps on DuckDuckGo are now powered by Apple Maps. We are proud to be among the first global companies using MapKit JS framework, and you, dear users, get improved map results, and all still private, of course. spreadprivacy.com/duckduckgo-a

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These actionable tips from @Techlicious focus on forming good digital habits in 2019, mostly related to & , including:

• Reconsider how (& if) you use Facebook
• Stop oversharing with Google
• Use only strong passwords techlicious.com/tip/tech-resol

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ICYMI check out this Quora Session from our CEO & Founder, @yegg, where he answered questions on:

• Future plans for DuckDuckGo
• Privacy protection best practices
• Important business lessons
• And more... quora.com/session/Gabriel-Wein

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Maybe it's time you ?

Contrary to their privacy policy jargon, "if you use [Facebook] at all, you don't have much control over what FB itself sees about you."

@inafried explains the disturbing where, how & why they collect your data.

axios.com/facebook-personal-da

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It's the new year and it's time to get your ducks in a row . Protect your privacy online with DuckDuckGo: duckduckgo.com/ 

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2018 was the 8th year global internet freedom declined, @FreedomHouse reports.

"Just 20% of the global internet population considered free" due to "limits on free expression, & violations of user rights & privacy."

@EmilyDreyfuss urges: fight back. wired.com/story/internet-freed

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Check out @TechCrunch's privacy how-to guide covering 2FA, password managers, & secure browsing & more.

"Security sounds complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Privacy is more important than ever." Agreed!

For our tips visit: spreadprivacy.com/device-priva techcrunch.com/2018/12/26/cybe

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Nice short case for using VPNs by @michaelgrothaus.

He also notes "VPNs alone won't magically wipe your online activity" bc “it’s impossible to hide your browsing activity from Google if you are logged into your Google account – even over a VPN.” fastcompany.com/90282668/the-o

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"Running from ads" might not be the kind of running you had in mind for your 2019 fitness goal.

Nevertheless, you can reduce ad stalking today! Install our app/extension, which blocks ad trackers (among other privacy protection features): duckduckgo.com/app 

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To test AI babysitter screener, Predictim, @bcmerchant scanned his family, friends, babysitter, and Predictim's CEO.

He found that "a system like Predictim’s is only as good as the data that it’s trained on, and those systems are often loaded with bias." gizmodo.com/predictim-claims-i

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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.

priv.gc.ca/en/about-the-opc/wh

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2018 revealed Google tracks location data when location history is turned off & Facebook collects data even if you disable targeted ads.

@itsnicolenguyen urges "read the fine print when you opt out, to figure out what is actually happening to your data." buzzfeednews.com/article/nicol

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DuckDuckGo served over 9 Billion private searches in 2018 (and is on pace to shatter that record in 2019)!

Despite our traffic growth, though, the number of personal profiles we store remains unchanged.

It's still zero.

duckduckgo.com/traffic 

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Lighten up your 2019 with our Light Theme, now available on iOS and Android in the DuckDuckGo app: duckduckgo.com/app 

Also try our Dark Theme on desktop: duckduckgo.com/settings 

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