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March 25, 2024

Head in The Cloud: The Hidden Risks of Cloud Storage

We’ve talked about the privacy threats lurking on a host of software products and platforms: from search engines to web browsers to email providers. But as we approach World Backup…

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Privacy Advocate Articles

March 28, 2022

How to set up my Linux OS to protect my privacy

Across the web, companies often offer ways to make your personal computer more private, which link to apps or settings for your Windows or MacOS system. Rarely, however, do I find guides to making a Linux based system more private. There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, Linux is…

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March 3, 2022

5 privacy policy mistakes to watch out for

Running ThinkPrivacy.ch means that every day I am sent new product and service recommendations from companies and/or fans of those companies. Most write to me in the hope to be added to our list of service recommendations. And while I love checking out new services, the first thing I do…

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February 25, 2022

Why you should never just accept all cookies

It’s been happening for a while now, and you’re probably as annoyed as everyone else about it: when you visit a website, you’re constantly asked to accept or decline cookies. Of course, the message telling you to accept all cookies is in big bold print, usually in an easy to…

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Privacy Guides

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September 15, 2023

What Your Search History Reveals About You

As a reader of our blog, it's unlikely that we need to stress to you the importance of keeping your search history private. After all, you're already following the most private search engine in the world, which would hopefully mean that you've already added our engine to your Online Privacy…

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May 7, 2021

How to update your Microsoft privacy settings

Windows is the most popular operating system for Laptops and PCs, so it’s about time to make sure your Microsoft privacy settings reflect your needs. Here are steps you can take to protect your privacy – from turning off location tracking to making Startpage your default search engine. Microsoft's Privacy…

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Startpage Articles

May 1, 2024

Startpage & hide.me Partner for Privacy & Security

Startpage, the world’s most private search engine, has teamed up with hide.me VPN service, to offer an unbeatable combination of privacy and security. hide.me is a privacy-centric VPN solution with over 10 years of experience in the market, offering 2,400+ servers in over 89 locations world-wide. In this partnership, hide.me…

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February 14, 2024

The Ten Commandments of Mobile Device Security

When it comes to technology, there isn’t a single device that travels with us or knows more about us than our phones. They quite literally go with us virtually everywhere. They see everything from our messages to our locations to our browsing habits while we’re on the toilet (we all…

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January 30, 2024

Startpage and Vivaldi Co-Author Op-Ed for Data Privacy Day

We hope you've been enjoying all of the social content that we've been sharing for Data Privacy Week, the lead up to International Data Privacy Day. But some of you, especially tech professionals and enthusiasts in Europe, may have seen our name somewhere else on Data Privacy Day this past…

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