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Why Google fears Apple and the Chinese

Google is a notorious data collector — so you’re really paying for its “free” services with your privacy. But now the Chinese want a piece of the action too…

And while Google says it anonymizes all of the data it collects via Google Maps, anonymous location data can still reveal a lot about the places you live, work and frequent.

Huawei was founded in southern China in the late 1980s by a former military officer and is the world’s largest supplier of the network equipment used by phone and Internet companies. The PERFECT connection for accessing the American’s data!

In the years since, the company’s growth has tracked China’s emergence as an economic superpower. As expected, the U.S. powers, have had the CEO arrested.

Apple, for its part, has a much better data privacy policy. For one, it anonymizes your data like Google Maps. But it also does a lot of personalization on-device and doesn’t share any navigation data with third parties or advertisers.

Unbelievable but true, the Internet is now 30 years old. That’s a mountain of data! The collection of virtually anything available has led to an incredulous resource for google and company. Thankfully their “Don’t be Evil” mantra is keeping the planet’s information safe. RIGHT.

To Clear or Delete Existing Cookies and to Disable Cookies
  1. Go to the Chrome menu icon and click ‘Settings’
  2. Click “Show advanced settings” at the bottom.
  3. In the “Privacy” section, click “Content settings” button.
  4. In the “Cookies” section, Click “All cookies and site data”
  5. To Delete all cookies, click “Remove all” button.
  6. Rinse and repeat hourly, daily, weekly, monthly?

Unfortunately, you may have to give up access to YOUR device because without the permission to store those “harmless” cookies, some websites won’t work. Go figure.

Cookies are typically text files that can provide information about your browsing behavior to websites that you visit. On the one hand, cookies are useful for making your Internet experience more efficient. It’s how you automatically get logged in on sites you’ve already visited, even if you closed the browser tab, for example. But on the other hand, cookies are part of the advertising ecosystem that knows which advertisements are most likely to draw your attention—and they serve them up to you wherever you visit.

Why doesn’t Malwarebytes detect cookies?

Cookies in themselves are harmless. They are just data stored by a website in your browser, and they are not malware. It is what sites do with them that determines whether we like them or not. Some cookies are essential to use a site properly, and others might be considered a privacy risk.

Since the possible preferences are various and personal, most website operators believe in leaving the choice up to their customers. Of course, you can block sites that you know to plant overly intrusive cookies on a user’s machine.

But otherwise, it’s left up to you.

If you’re using Facebook as the primary reason to be on the internet, chances are you are not concerned in the least about your personal privacy since you’re actively sharing everything.

But if you believe as we do, that privacy is a human right, that both domestic and the Chinese communist government should NOT have access to EVERYTHING you punch into a keyboard and that this information will be used to profile, classify and sooner or later eventually arrest you, do your homework and remain anonymous.

Just something to keep in mind.

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