Facts & figures worth knowing
We love digital, and we bet you do too. Sure, we use them all the time, our little digital helpers - apps and services that come free of charge. But are they really free? No. In fact, their providers finance themselves through the 21st century‘s currency – personal user data.
On the expense of your privacy, these services track, save, process, and sell all of your clicks, likes, searches, purchases, and other activities. Worst case, you'll fall victim to cyber criminals, just like every second user in Germany.
Read here the latest results from worldwide studies about digitalisation, data security, and data misuse.
Over 80% of Americans say they worry about their online security
More than 80% of Americans are more concerned about their online privacy and security than a year ago. Furthermore, an overwhelmin majority of 95% are worried about businesses collecting and selling their personal information without their consent.
77% of Germans don't trust U.S. providers on the Internet
More and more Germans are sceptical about using e-mail services or social networks based in the U.S. 77% of the Germans – and that's more than in the year of Snowden‘s revelations – consider the handling of private data on Facebook, Twitter and the like to be problematic.
Every second German Internet user has fallen victim to cyber criminals
A representative survey conducted by Bitkom showed that almost half of all German Internet users have personally suffered from cyber crime in the last 12 months. Most of these cases were malware attacks, but also identity theft as well as online banking and online shopping frauds were reported.
News Worth Reading
Hardly a week goes by without new privacy violations being revealed. Here, you'll find the latest news on topics such as privacy, data misuse, and surveillance that we believe are worth taking the time to read. #encryptionhelps
620 million accounts stolen from popular websites
12 Feb 2019 - A new report revealed that cyber criminals have placed 620 million online account details from 16 hacked websites up for sale on the dark web. The list includes popular websites such as MyFitnessPal, My Heritage, Dubsmash, Sharethis, and Animoto. Are you affected?
Read at forbes.com
Popular apps secretly record your screen
07 Feb 2019 - ♫ Every tap you make. Every step you take, ... I'll be watching you. ♫ iPhone apps like Hotels.com, Expedia, and Hollister record your smartphone screen without asking for permission.
Read at techcrunch.com
WhatsApp will soon show ads
01 Nov 2018 - It's time for Zuckerberg & Co. to monetize WhatsApp - their free messenger service and one of the most widely used ones. How exactly? Soon, Facebook wants to show ads which will pop up in your WhatsApp status.
Read at engadget.com