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Privacy has become a major topic in recent years, with the rise of the internet creating a more interconnected world than ever. This has led to the collection and sharing of personal data on a colossal scale, with the risk of large-scale breaches and privacy violations.

Big tech companies like Google and Facebook have come under the spotlight over their handling of user’s personal data. Their disregard for user’s privacy, usually in the pursuit of profit, has resulted in them having to pay huge fines and a loss of trust from the public.

Governments around the world are also known threats to privacy with their extensive surveillance networks, intelligence alliances, and censorship programs. Governments often defend their actions by claiming that they are in the interest of national security.

Cybersecurity is also a significant concern. The number of hackers and malicious players out there is increasing, and they’re coming up with more sophisticated ways to steal your valuable data. Damage from cybercrime is expected to cost $6 trillion per year by 2021.

Just as new technologies have brought about new privacy challenges, they also have the potential to bring better solutions. The use of VPN services is on the rise, private browsers like Tor are available, and blockchain technology has the potential to make the transfer of data more secure. Through attaining the right knowledge and taking action, everybody can significantly improve the level of privacy they have.

Here at [blokt], we keep you well informed on how to protect your privacy and stay safe online. In our Privacy Guides section, we provide practical guides and review the latest security products, including the best VPN services, ad blockers, secure browsers, and more. Our journalists also report on the major events around the world that are shaping and affecting privacy. You can find these latest developments here in our Privacy News section.


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Google Will Introduce Auto-Delete Controls for Location History and Search Data

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Report: Ransom Amounts Following Cyberattacks Rose by 90% in Q1 of...

A report published by Coveware, a company that assists ransomware victims in facilitating cryptocurrency ransom payments, claims that ransom amounts requested following cyber attacks...

Enigma’s Privacy Protocol Solves Key Blockchain Issues Preventing Global Adoption

Although blockchains are offering disruption to the way we store and distribute assets and data, they are fundamentally bad at privacy - as the...

European Union Votes to Create a Huge Biometrics Database

The EU’s parliament voted to create a big biometric database known as the Common Identity Repository (CIR). The database will bring together the records...

Utah Bans Warrantless Searches of Electronic Data by Police

Law enforcement agencies in the state of Utah are banned from doing digital data searches without a warrant, making it the first state in...

ExpressVPN Tightens Network Security by Getting Rid of Server Hard Drives

Leading VPN service provider ExpressVPN has rolled out a new platform for customers who aren’t willing to give an inch when it comes to...

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