Archive for the 'Online Privacy' Category

Freelancer Dot COM Website Will Not Work Without Info Sharing with Google

Open letter to Freelancer.com: To the Developers of Freelancer: We have not used Freelancer for some time and are currently making heavy use other websites for sourcing talent. We logged in today to our Freelancer account only to learn that your website WILL NOT WORK without our agreeing to allow maps.googleapis.com script access to our [...]

Is Twilio Sharing Customer Data with a Competitor?

We were never fans of Google Voice. Not sure why Google Voice never caught on, but it never felt right letting Google have even more data about our business and personal lives than they already do. When it comes to voice service, it may be better to simply trust the phone company. Or maybe even [...]

Equifax Data Breach and the Continued Potential to Inadvertently Share Customer Data

Equifax Potentially Sharing Customer Data With More Third Parties Worried you may be affected by Equifax’s massive data breach? The credit bureau has set up a site, equifaxsecurity2017.com, that allows you to check whether your personal information was exposed. But regulators are becoming concerned that the site could pose risks to consumers. As a result, [...]

Message to Fiverr on sharing of Customer Data with Google and Facebook

A message to Fiverr in the same vein as what was posted about ooma. These companies just do not get it. So they abdicate important technology decisions to lazy software developers. Fiverr is not the only one doing this, but this Google grab is getting ridiculous and good companies are falling for it hook, line [...]

How to get rid of Google APIs

From Reddit: I have a few questions about googleapis.com and how to block privacy-endangering web software. I am a backend software developer and Debian user, but I have no real clue about today’s web software; so when what I write is a bit naive, please don’t hesitate to correct me. The motivation for this is [...]

Intent by Google and Mozilla Cronies to Deprecate HTTP

A suggestion on the Mozilla Dev forum aims to deprecate HTTP in favour of HTTPS. Has it really come to this? Browser devs dictating the protocols we use? Of course, it is all in the name of freedom. http://www.i-programmer.info/news/86-browsers/8494-intent-to-deprecate-http.html

10 Reasons Why Ooma Will Share Customer Data with Google

Oooma Review Ooma’s relationship with Google We were never fans of Google Voice. Not sure why Google Voice never caught on, but it never felt right letting Google have even more data about our business and personal lives than they already do. When it comes to voice service, it may be better to simply trust [...]

Adobe Flash Phones Home Uncontrollably

We recently wrote an article about Google Spyware in which we basically complained about Mozilla Firefox phoning “home” to their deep-pockets investor also known as “Google”. What is Phoning Home “Phoning home” is a secret or background internet communications activity whereby data from your computer is sent to the computers of a company who develops [...]