DuckDuckGo Privacy Weekly

DuckDuckGo Privacy Weekly For Mar 18, 2021

T-Mobile to Share Customers’ Web Browsing Data With Advertisers Unless They Opt Out [pcmag.com]
Are you a T-Mobile customer in the US? Be warned they’re going to start selling your data to advertisers, including web browsing and device activity. It takes effect from April 26 unless you opt out here.

How to Stop Facebook From Tracking You? (Off-Facebook Activity) [fossbytes.com]
To stop Facebook from tracking you across the web, (a) get our app/extension to block their trackers from even loading, and (b) if you have a Facebook account, follow these directions from Fossbytes to tweak their app and website site privacy settings.

How to Stop LastPass From Tracking You in Three Easy Steps [forbes.com]
Password managers are our recommended way of securing your hundreds (thousands?) of online accounts. If you use LastPass, who were exposed for having seven trackers within their Android app, make sure you tweak these privacy settings (doesn’t apply to iOS).

How to Manage PlayStation, Switch, and Xbox Privacy Settings [nytimes.com]
Privacy when gaming is often an afterthought, but it doesn’t need to be. Thorin Klosowski shares simple steps you can take to protect your privacy on popular consoles, including how to limit data collection and how to mute the PS5’s always-on (yes, really!) microphone.

How to Shut Stalkers Out of Your Tech [consumerreports.org]
If you’re in or have left an abusive relationship and potentially face being stalked or spied on, Yael Grauer has compiled ways you can take back control, including checking smart home devices, using a password manager, and multi-factor authentication.

Surveillance-Based Advertising: An Industry Broken by Design and by Default [edri.org]
We applaud EDRi’s report on ad tech calling for EU legislative changes to stop intrusive ads and pervasive user tracking, which harm people’s privacy rights and fuel disinformation. Companies can be profitable using non-creepy ads.

After months of stalling, Google finally revealed how much personal data they collect in Chrome and the Google app. No wonder they wanted to hide it. Spying on users has nothing to do with building a great web browser or search engine. We would know (our app is both in one).

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser has been the second most downloaded mobile browser in the US (after Chrome) and, as you might expect, doesn’t collect any data that’s linked to you, making it simple to get the privacy you deserve online.

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