This week we received an email from our friends at comparitech.com. They’ve put together research and awesome infographics of privacy in other countries, including internet privacy. There’s some really surprising information here and you should check it out.
They’ve pulled together data from 10 different sources to provide a comprehensive picture of not only which countries have the best and worst track record in terms of Internet freedom and cybersecurity but also those countries that are least prepared and most vulnerable.
You may not know this, but there is a way to remove every trace of yourself from the internet. And it can be done very inexpensively, perhaps free of cost (at least for now)! Many like minded people are tired of the endless government and internet spying conducted by ruthless corporations like Google and Facebook. Despite some of the freedom and anonymity that the internet may have initially offered in it’s early life, it now has been slowly tightening it’s tyrannical noose on all of it’s users – demanding more information of us, harvesting and storing our data and using it against the citizenry.
And now there’s a more organized way to remove yourself from the online prison matrix that is the world wide web. Read more here: http://thenextweb.com/apps/2016/11/24/delete-internet/
You are the hope! Make a change for the better today.
Have you noticed that the privacy rules are changing? Companies like Google and Amazon don’t want to know what music or book you bought yesterday. They want to know what you will buy tomorrow! And they want to get it delivered to you today.
“Here’s what’s going on: There’s a movement underway to enable businesses to not only better recognize customer needs, but to anticipate them, ideally before they’ve been consciously acknowledged by customers themselves. Achieving this goal requires not just better Big Data crunching of online behaviors (or things like offline listening habits, brick & mortar shopping checkouts, and every inch of geophysical movement), but actually knowing enough private stuff to channel it via the feedback loops of sponsored content and search results.” – Forbes article on internet privacy – May 28, 2014.
Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathansalembaskin/2014/05/28/privacy-issues-could-threaten-the-future-of-commercial-social-media/#55d499cbfef8
Since the US Patriot Act came into legal play after the 9-11 terrorist attacks, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been using National Security Letters (NSLs) to compel technology companies, such as internet service providers and telecommunication companies to give them data on users. As if that weren’t bad enough, the FBI requires anyone who receives a NSL to remain silent and tell no one about the request. Most shameful of all is the fact that almost no one, including some of the bigger companies, appears to be pushing back.
Well, almost no one. Nicholas Merrill of Calyx Internet Access began fighting in 2004 by refusing to comply with the FBI NSL. His court battle continues to this very day.
Would you know it if the government tracked your movements online, including where you shopped, what you read and what you purchased? Probably not. No one is safe anymore and privacy is all but dead. But we can still fight to sustain privacy. Don’t give up!
National Security Letters