Search using DuckDuckGo -> Security equals privacy. (Nope!) Google Tracks you on 75% of the top Million Websites

Heil Google at HoaxAndChange.com

Search using DuckDuckGo -> Security equals privacy. (Nope!) Google Tracks you on 75% of the top Million Websites

Heil Google at HoaxAndChange.com

Heil Google at HoaxAndChange.com

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Privacy Mythbusting #6: Security equals privacy. (Nope!)

When we talk about online privacy, we often hear responses like: “I’m protected by my antivirus software, spam filter, etc.” While security software is important in staying safe online, it is a common misconception that security = privacy. It does not. Emoji showing confused face

A great example is Google’s ad network. While connections to it are securely encrypted, Google’s trackers still appear on 75% of the top million websites, tracking you across the web, inundating you with highly targeted ads that follow you everywhere. There is security, but no privacy.

Another example is the antivirus company AVG (owned by Avast). In 2015, they updated their privacy policy to be more “transparent.” Wired magazine rightfully noted something alarming in their new privacy policy:

Quote from the Wired article about AVG's privacy policy change.
Security without privacy is like having a house made of bullet-proof glass. Sure, no one is getting inside, but your personal life is still on display.

A small demonstration house with glass walls.
Fig 1: Stalker-friendly House of Glass
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