Tag: Privacy

WordPress Protection

WordPress Protection

I know it’s been a long time coming, but we finally have SSL encryption on this news blog since a new plugin allowed it! I’m happy to note that this is no longer plagued with people stealing my IP address and either flooding the upload bandwidth or flooding my entire Internet connection (DoS attacks). What I’ve essentially done is made a condom for my news blog and it’s just another way we’re moving forward to protect your data and your connections to this site as well as our other ones. Since I have a dynamic IP address, that’s been easily changed and it is now hidden.

 

Thank you very much for reading, see you in the next post.

The EU Are Killing The Internet

The EU Are Killing The Internet

I guess this is a nice segway from the last post which was about the Internet being open for everyone to curate, the EU are planning to abolish that so that’s fun…

On the 30th May, we got warned that the EU have plans to put in place a law on the 20th June which abolishes all fair use laws and will make it illegal to upload anything to websites or services which have copyrighted material in it. For example; Pictures with brands in them, memes, fair use content, parody and edits. Even if you credit the original author, it will still be copyright infringement according to this new EU law as linking to different services is now illegal as well. *claps*

Furthermore, there will be a heavy censoring field on all websites that let you upload and if that website doesn’t abide to these new EU laws, the website will have to make users pay for uploading content and monitor everything you upload which is just outrageous.

Here’s a run down of what happens if this EU law is passed; “The European Commission and the Council want to destroy the Internet as we know it and allow big companies to control what we see and do online. Should Article 13 of the Copyright Directive proposal be adopted, it will impose widespread censorship of all the content you share online.” – https://saveyourinternet.eu/ is the website which that paragraph and pictures are lifted from and is also where you should go to “Save Your Internet”. Write to your local MEP if you live in the UK, or any country in Europe to help save the Internet as we know it and don’t let your memes be dreams.

Hopefully this stupid article doesn’t get passed because if it does, kiss good bye to the Internet.

Thanks for reading.

Google Thinks It’s Okay to Scan Your Hard Disk

Google Thinks It’s Okay to Scan Your Hard Disk

There’s been a recent update to Google Chrome which is called “Clean Up Computer” and this was added in the version 65 update a few weeks ago without my knowledge or anyone’s for that matter as it was not even once mentioned in the update log for Chrome 65. This feature apparently “finds and deletes malware on your computer” with a button, but there is also a setting which is very dubious which says the following;

What this suggests to me and many others of the same volition is that Google is actually scanning all of your hard disks and most probably collecting data about your files and folders on your computer. We at WindowsLogic Productions recommend you turn this off so you’re more safe online and not unwillingly giving your data to Google. In theory this could even suggest they are actually downloading data from your computer and keeping it to find out more about you, scary stuff.

But that’s not all that Chrome collects… If you search, “privacy” in the Chrome settings, you’ll find a list of settings which are also quite dubious in the way they’re presented;

When your Google Chrome privacy settings look like mine above, you’re safe to start browsing on the Internet again. You can also gain more privacy with a VPN (Virtual Private Network), but these usually have a fee. Another option is by using a different browser which doesn’t track data such as Vivian ESR or Mozilla Firefox.

Thank you for reading this post about how you can stay safer when using Google Chrome!