Monday, August 17, 2020

Google Wants To Have Revenue Cake And Eat Privacy Too

 

A landmark Australian proposal would make Google pay for news content, and threaten their free search services in the country,

Google organizes the world's info (actually OTHER PEOPLE'S content) and makes it searchable for free but generates revenue with the ads along side other people's content AND by offering analytics on that traffic.

From Google rep, "would force us to provide you with a dramatically worse Google Search and YouTube, could lead to your data being handed over to big news businesses".

Shouldn't the content owner be able to see who is viewing their content?

Is this part of Google's 1st party cookie plot to own ALL of the traffic data?

Does Google have the ability to influence the ads on other sites? If the NY Post story has one ad framework, if the traffic comes from Google Search/News does that allow them to change what ads are seen?


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Mozilla Lays Off 250 And Prays That Google Keeps Them Alive In October

  

 

Mozilla Corporation, the company behind the Firefox browser, plans to lay off around 250 employees as soon as Tuesday, according to an email sent to staff and a blog post from the company.

Let's face it, Mozilla is COMPLETELY dependent on Google, their biggest competitor and they are at their mercy when it comes to generating ANY substantial revenue.

In 2018, $430m of their $451m total revenue came from royalties from Google.

 Their contract with Google runs out in November. Perhaps these layoffs mean they are planning for a much smaller check this year.

Mozilla's problem is their management..period.

The pilot and copilot have NO CLUE as to what people want when it comes to online privacy. They are so far behind the online privacy curve in offering new technology and are merely playing the "me too" game.

 They introduced their VPN after every other player in the game had come out with one and people have now locked in "lifetime subscriptions".

It is also a bit of hypocrisy to advertise new "privacy" features" when the user's data is still being shared with the largest data gathering player.

Mozilla is still thinking of how to ADD new things to the computer to deliver privacy when it is REMOVING the computer from the browsing session that will ultimately deliver complete online anonymity.

Google won't let Mozilla die as they need to show they have a "competitor", albeit a fox who's leg is caught in the Google trap..



 

 

Friday, August 07, 2020

Gov't Gets A Taste Of Their Own Privacy Medicine

 

The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation to ban the use of the social media app TikTok on federal devices, weeks after the House approved a similar measure.

So the government doesn't like it when user data is collected and shared with unknown parties? 

While I don't think it is wise to have China collect user data, perhaps this will give them an insight on the value of online privacy.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Comcast Goes All In On Cord Cutting But Misses The Big Picture



Comcast, the country's largest cable provider, just admitted what everyone already knew...pay TV is dead and streaming is the future.

First they launch their own "network" Peacock and then they sign a deal with movie theater giant AMC.

Here is the BIG PICTURE.

Comcast owns the pipe that feeds into your home. They control EVERY bit and byte that every device of yours sees.


The question is, will they monetize it before the telcos, or before Google/Amazon/Musk create a new network?

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Does Congress Really Think They Can Stop Big Tech?

Source NY Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/29/technology/big-tech-hearing-apple-amazon-facebook-google.html


It was simply embarrassing to watch.

Politicians (um lawyers) tried to grill the heads of Big Tech, and all they did was prove how clueless they are when it comes to how Big Tech works, and how they make their money. (but they don't mind taking donations from them).

This isn't Big Tobacco or a physical product, it is data creation and monetization that they control. You can't touch it or just change the packaging.

What these ignorant politicians don't realize is that Big Tech has ALREADY identified every computing device that has connected to the Internet.

Silicon Valley is 3 years ahead of the curve when it comes to technology, and the government is 3 years behind.

If the government is really serious about breaking up Big Tech, before they start regulating ads, search or content, they need to start with HOW Big Tech is able to collect data from EVERY device that is connected to the Net.

Take away the thing that gives them their monopoly..device identification.

Remote browsing is a great start to level the playing field against Big Tech.

Sure Big Tech will still be able to collect data from the computer doing the browsing, but they won't be able to correctly match the data with the actual person that is doing the browsing.


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

How To Solve The Defund The Police Movement



Here are the cities that have announced they are (or will be) defunding the police budget.

What that does is automatically make the city "less safe". Less cops means more crime.

Here's how you solve the defund police movement.

Get the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys to start soliciting cases in any city where a crime was committed.

The dollars "saved" in the police budget will pale in comparison to the monies paid out in settlements now that the damages can be quantified.


Thursday, July 16, 2020

What Stops Google Cookies From Tracking You Online?

Cookies, those wonderful pieces of data that are inserted in your computer's memory to help websites remember you next time you visit.

Over time, it was discovered that cookies could also be used to track users across the internet.

They started piggybacking on websites, with those sites’ consent, to drop “third-party” cookies onto devices, as distinct from the first-party cookies coming from the websites themselves.

Google has ALREADY started to track you in new ways by doing this.

Soon they will be able to track you online, one EVERY site you visit and with EVERY device you use.

How do you prevent Google from tracking you?

It's easy, use a remote browser. Instead of Google tracking your computer, they track the server that you are user to browse with.

Google cannot match the real computer that is doing the browsing. They will still place cookies on the server, but NONE of those cookies will ever touch your computer.

Online privacy problem solved.






Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Mozilla VPN Exits Beta But Will It Be Too Late For Them?




Mozilla has launched its virtual private network (VPN) service to the public, starting with Windows 10 and Android in a handful of markets. 

The company debuted the browser-based Firefox Private Network last September as part of a pilot program. In June, Mozilla revealed it would soon be launching the VPN as a standalone cross-platform product for $4.99 per month and rebranding it as Mozilla VPN.

Mozilla is quickly losing market share in the browser wars and had massive layoffs earlier this year. They also face the threat of Google crushing them if they don't renew their contract, which generates over 90% of their revenue.

 So what do they do? They become one of the MANY MANY players that now offer a VPN.

Rather than think outside the box, and give users complete online privacy by running it the browser in the cloud, they are still focused on technology that was launched back in 1996.

Mozilla, once a pioneer for online privacy is now having to playing catch up. Their market share for the mobile is nonexistent and Microsoft's Edge just surpassed them on the browser leader board.

Amazon Offers Solution To Long Checkout Lines


The cart, which Amazon unveiled on Tuesday, uses cameras, sensors and a scale to automatically detect what shoppers drop in. It keeps a tally and then charges their Amazon account when they leave the store. No cashier is needed.

The online shopping giant opened a cashier-less supermarket in Seattle that uses cameras and sensors in the ceiling to track what shoppers grab and charge them as they leave. Amazon.com Inc. also has roughly 25 cashier-less convenience stores with similar technology.






 The cart, called Amazon Dash Cart, will first show up at a new Los Angeles supermarket Amazon is opening later this year.

The questions here.

Does Amazon continue to open their own cashier-less stores and take on Costco? 

Does Amazon license this technology out to other stores?

Does Amazon ad a display and offer ads while browsing in the store?

Does Amazon create their OWN ad network with these carts?

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Is Covid 19 The Start Of A New "Age", The "Remote Age"?

Covid 19 is considered a "black swan" effect.

While we have been fighting jobs going to China, this Chinese born virus is shifting jobs to other cheap labor countries.

This is an unpredictable event that is beyond what is normally expected of a situation.

In just a few weeks a ramping economy would come to complete standstill. Any business that could have their employees work remotely, did so.

Remote employees made companies take a step back and access their bottom line.
The top 3 expenses for most companies are: payroll, rent and insurance.

Video conferencing solutions like Microsoft Teams or Zoom overnight changed the corporate expense landscape.

No longer would most companies need large office space if their employees could work remotely. It also highlighted something even more important.

If an employee didn't need to physically be in the office, why couldn't a company hire freelancers (and in other countries where labor is cheap?).

Videoconferencing combined with freelance services like Fiverr and UpWork could (and definitely will) make companies much fiscally leaner.

Not only does this eliminate the rent expense and insurance costs, but the payroll expense could be drastically reduced.

So while the market will be fixated on the unemployment rate or number of new jobs created, a better gauge might be to look at profit margins.

It's no coincidence that the NASDAQ (mainly tech companies) made an all time high when our unemployment rate is flirting with all time highs too.

Things To Ponder:

Could the combination of cloud computing, automation and remote working be one of the best things to happen to our economy?

Could the Covid 19 actually be the start of a new "age", the "Remote Age"?

Does anyone else find it odd how quickly the FDA is moving on THIS virus, THIS year?

A word to those knucklehead protestors too. Whatever trivial thing offends you now is NOTHING compared to when you find out some kid in the Philippines has taken your job for A LOT less pay and no benefits.








Tuesday, July 07, 2020

How To Watch Adult Sites Safely And Privately

A new browser lets you watch any website without being identified or get a virus.

This remote browser lets you hide your device from any website so that your browsing is always private.

Also, there is NEVER any browsing history on your device either!

Watch any adult site with this new virus free browser.


Monday, July 06, 2020

How To Be Anonymous On The Internet

You want to hide your browsing from Big Tech and the government but you’re not sure what private browsing solution can really do that.

A lot of new solutions claim that you can be “private and secure” if you use a VPN, Tor or a private search engine but they also show you how to clear your browsing history and cookies from the browser.

If you have to clear your cookies or browsing history from your computer, you are NOT HIDING your browsing from Big Tech.

In order to hide your browsing from Big Tech and the government, you need to hide the laptop or PC that is actually doing the browsing, or USE someone else’s computer!

A VPN, Tor or private browser do NOT keep you anonymous online because YOUR COMPUTER is actually doing the browsing.
Sure you could go the public library or an Internet cafe and use their computer to browse but that isn’t really convenient.

Now there is an easy way to hide your browsing using your own laptop or PC without leaving your home, it is done with a remote browser.

A remote browser lets you browse the Web and use someone else’s computer (called a server).

Your keyboard and mouse remotely control that computer and the browsing session is streamed to your monitor. It’s like watching TV or a movie on Netflix.

A website cannot identify you. Your Internet provider can’t tell what sites you visited and EVERY search you make is private.

There is no browsing history or cookies to delete. This private browsing also keeps your computer from ever getting a virus either!

A remote browser like TraceFree is the best private browser because you are completely anonymous online and always virus free.

Think of it like driving a rental car. All of Big Tech’s cameras still scan your license plate but they cannot tell that it is you or your computer that is actually doing the browsing.

This is how you can browse anonymously!



Thursday, July 02, 2020

The Best Private Browser

You want to surf the Web without a website identifying, tracking or infecting your device?

A VPN can't do that because data from a website still gets on your computer.

Big Tech is so afraid of this new browser because they cannot identify the user, their device or their true location.

Start your Free 7 Day Trial today.


Monday, June 29, 2020

How To Be Completely Anonymous On The Internet

Think you're private and secure when you use a VPN, Tor or the Brave browser? Think again.

If your browser runs on your computer (instead of in the cloud) data is sent from your computer to a site and data from a site is sent to your computer.

You cannot be private or secure unless you use the only virtual private browser TraceFree.


Monday, December 30, 2019

Virus Free Browsing

Do you want to surf the Web without ever getting a virus?

Here is the first virus free browser.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Safest Browser Is TraceFree

Are you looking to surf the Web without getting a virus and hiding your identity on ANY website?

Would you like to know that your Internet provider cannot tell what sites you visited?

What if there was NEVER any browsing evidence on your computer from your browsing session?

TraceFree is the new way to browse the Web. More private than a VPN and safer than the best antivirus program.

 Start your 30 Day Free Trial today (no credit card required).


Tuesday, November 05, 2019

The Safest Way To Browse The Web

Remote browsing. The Department of Defense and many major financial institutions are switching to the remote browser as a way to surf the Web without harm to their network.

If you want a solution that is better than the best antivirus software, get the FIRST Virus Free Browser TraceFree.



How To Create A Spoof Email

Play a trick on your friends. Send an email FROM any email address TO any email address.
For entertainment purposes only. 
Send an email to any email address from any email address.

Monday, November 04, 2019

The Safest Browser

Do you want to surf the Web and never get a virus?

Do you want to know that a website can never identify or track you?

Get the safest browser, TraceFree.

Start your 30 Day Free Trial to the virus free browser.

Friday, September 27, 2019

How The Online Privacy Problem Can Be Solved

This week’s “right to be forgotten” case ruling should be a wake up call for all Web users.

Browsing the Web is very much like driving a car on a city street. There are cameras everywhere scanning the car and license plate. This data is then sold or shared with parties without the user’s consent.

You can’t control being recorded and who is seeing the data, but you can control the data they get. 


Cloud browsing, also known as remote browsing, is like renting a car to drive through the city filled with surveillance cameras. When you browse the Web with a rented browser, websites record the car and license plate of the cloud provider’s computer, not the user’s car.

The Internet provider cannot see or share this data either. They only see that you drove your car to a “browser rental agency”. They cannot see the car, the license plate or any sites you visited. Just like renting a car, there is NO evidence of where you went in or on your own car.

This is how the online privacy problem is solved.



Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Best Private Browser

Private browsers like Tor and Brave claim to offer "private and secure browsing" but that's not really true.

Browsing using a VPN?  Well your data may be secure, but your device isn't.

A private browser is:
  1.  When a website cannot identify who you are or where your real location is
  2.  A website cannot leave any cookies, malware or viruses on your device
  3. Your Internet provider cannot tell what sites you visited.
  4. There is no browsing evidence of any kind on your device
The future of browsing is to use a server in the cloud. This isolates the browser from the user's device. 

When you want complete privacy and security get the best private browser TraceFree.



Tuesday, May 14, 2019

How To Tell If You Are Private Online



Your VPN says you're "private and secure". Tor and the so called private browsers promise "complete anonymity". How can you prove it?

Here's a simple way to tell if your private browsing solution REALLY is keeping you private.

While using your VPN, Tor, or any private browser simply do this:

1. On any website, right click on any image.

2. Click "Save Image As..."

3. When the popup window appears, does it show YOUR PC?

If you are seeing your PC in the popup window it means that website (and any website) can see and touch your device. If a site can see your device there is no way you can be private (and definitely not secure).

True online privacy comes when you isolate your device from the browsing session. That can only be done with a cloud browser like TraceFree

Monday, May 13, 2019

Virus Free Browsing Is Always Better Than Antivirus

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Isn't virus free better than the best antivirus software?

Thursday, February 28, 2019

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Sunday, February 03, 2019

Online Privacy Secrets





Think your browsing is really private? Think you're private when using a VPN or the Tor browser?


Want to know a couple easy ways to tell how private you are?

Want to know why industries are switching from a VPN to the cloud browser?


The book Online Privacy Secrets Revealed will show you how you can tell what information you are revealing when browsing.

The experts told you to use Google's Incognito to surf privately. Thos same experts are recommending to use a VPN. Don't make the same mistake again.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

What Is A Private Browser?



What is the one thing the privacy experts told you to do to in order to be private while browsing the Web?

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

What Most People Dont Know About Using A VPN




Everywhere you look you see ads for VPNs. They tell you that a VPN, or a virtual private network will keep you secure when browsing the Web.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Could The Online Privacy Problem Be Finally Solved?


the only virtual private browser


Yesterday TraceFree, announced the world's first virtual private browser and may have finally solved the online privacy problem.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

How to get the best prices online




A Ferrari with Neiman Marcus bags in the front seat and a minivan with plastic WalMart bags pull into the car wash center. Who do you think gets serviced first? Who do you think is offered the higher priced options?

Exactly. Why? 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

How To Hide From Google


TraceFree browser
Private Search on Google is now possible


If you want to hide your browsing from Google or your company relies on Google's Ad Sense or Google Analytics, you are really going to want to read this.

Google is good, I mean REALLY good at tracking you and your browsing. Between Search, Chrome browser, Android phones, Google Maps, YouTube or any one of the millions of websites that have Google Analytics script on them it is VERY HARD to hide from Google.

However is it now possible and it is having a major impact.

Monday, April 16, 2018

How To Tell If You're Private Online


We hear mainstream media recommending different applications and services for online privacy. Most of these outlets are wrong and it’s frustrating to see the public be mislead.

There are 2 ways to determine how “private” your private online solution is.

The first way to know is the easiest. Is It Free?

You’ve heard the expression, “if it’s free, you’re not the consumer, you’re the product”. Well that's very true. Remember in the early days of the Internet when all the critics were asking’ “How will these free sites make money?” Now we know how

For starters, your browser was free wasn’t it? It either came with your device or you could download it for free. This amazing tool that lets you access so much information is free? How do you think a software company that had to pay to build that browser stays in business? How do you think they can afford to make updates? Your “free” browser knows EVERY search you made, every site you visited, every email you read/sent. Sounds pretty costly now doesn’t it?

So you surf in Incognito Mode? How much did you pay to use that? That free ad blocker program keeps you private right?

Now let’s look at all of those wonderful sites that let you do so many great things, for free. You can get just about any question answered by asking Google. You can share your thoughts and pictures with your friends on Facebook. You can play doctor by asking WebMD medical questions. You can communicate with anyone with email. Hmmm, those are all free aren't they?

That “private” search engine doesn’t share your search queries right? It really doesnt matter if they do or not, because your browser, your Internet provider and the sites you visit will be able to identify you, your device and know what you searched for. Private search engines are one of the biggest online myths out there and yet the media still advises the public to use them.

“Free” WiFi? Have you ever wondered how those retail stores that were struggling before, are now able to do so well after free WiFi was offered? You paid a couple bucks for a cup of coffee and then logged into THEIR website to accept their terms and conditions for their “free” WiFi service. Your device touched their website. What other establishment would let you take up space for hours without purchasing something. You are the product baby.

“One person, one cup, one neighborhood at a time”...doesn’t sound so wholesome now does it?

With each click, search, surf, email, post etc you are allowing every site and ISP to know more about you. If they aren’t leaving identifiers (cookies) on your device, they are reading the ones that are already there. With these identifiers that can build a very extensive profile of you.

The second way you can determine how “private” you really are. One of the best websites we know of is www.whatismybrowser.com This site gives you a complete rundown of your device on their site. It analyzes your OS, browser and all of the functions your browser has.

What we hope you can see here is that it PROVES that if their site can see, touch and identify your device, then ANY site can. When a website can see and touch your device it can identify you by the numerous cookies on your device. If the site is friendly you will probably only receive more cookies and be tracked online. If the site isn’t friendly, you could get a virus, be tracked and or locked out of your computer. Either way, all the info from your device will be sold and you have no idea to who.

Our next blog will show you How To Be Private Online

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

What Do North Korea, WannaCry And Bitcoins All Have In Common?



It's official North Korea was behind the massive WannaCry cyrberattack.

North Korea behind the virus.

Victims received ransom demands, paying did not unlock their computers. Victims were told to pay in Bitcoin (untraceable).

Companies are now buying Bitcoins in order to hedge themselves against the next cyberattack.

What percentage of bitcoin buying is investment oriented versus hedging?

Ok companies are buying Bitcoin as a hedge, but what can they do to protect themselves in the mean time?

Easy. Just do this.





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Who Is A Bigger Threat To Internet Advertising Industry Than Google And Facebook?




 "the tech duopoly’s dominance threatens the marketplace of ideas"

 In 2017 Google and Facebook have accounted for 84% of all digital advertising outside China, including 96% of its growth, according to an industry forecast this month from Zenith, Magna and GroupM.

This is scary.

Google is used for nearly 90% of online searches in the U.S. A Pew survey this summer found that the four most popular social-media sites for getting news are Facebook, YouTube (owned by Google), Twitter (which has a Google partnership), and Instagram (owned by Facebook). No more than 5% of Americans use another social-media platform to get news.

Who has even greater influence than Facebook and Google?...your Internet provider.

They control the "pipe" to your device. They are the ultimate gatekeeper and would have even more control over what ads and news you see.

France Has A Problem With Facebook And Their Whatsapp Privacy




When you understand that EVERY application on your phone can see every other app, your contacts and activity (calls, texts, pics, location, email, messages) of your phone, you will be more careful of which "free" apps you download.

France’s data privacy watchdog may fine messaging app WhatsApp if it does not comply with an order to bring its sharing of user data with parent company Facebook (FB.O) into line with French privacy law.

“The only way to refuse the data transfer for “business intelligence” purpose is to uninstall the application,” the CNIL said in a statement.