We've all heard the horror stories about online privacy. Google servers read your Gmail, Facebook once sold your data and Google Buzz shared your personal activities with your mail contacts. And that's just the major vendors.
Then there are the legions of Web sites that track what you do so they can sell targeted ads.
There are solutions for those that hate all this as much as I do. Plenty of software titles exist to block these snoops. Problem is these tools can be harder to use than an F-14.
A recent study looked at the usability of nine anti-tracking tools and didn't find much to like.
The problem is each tool has to be set up to match the user's goals. There are various types of tracking, and it is not at all intuitive as to which does what, how to choose what to block and what not to block. Beyond that, once you set these tools up, they are a bit invisible -- some don't tell you exactly what is going on, making it difficult to fine tune your settings.
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Posted by Doug Barney on 11/16/2011 at 1:18 PM
Organizations using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or Configuration Manager will be getting a 10GB download next week that will kick off Microsoft's Windows 11 version 22H2 Unified Update Platform (UUP) servicing scheme for those premises-based management tools, Microsoft warned on Monday.
Microsoft this week announced that Azure Firewall Basic is now at the "general availability" commercial-release stage.
Microsoft this week announced Semantic Kernel, a new open source framework on GitHub at the early preview stage that aims to help developers tap artificial intelligence (AI) and large language models in their applications.
Often overlooked, it's a powerful tool that can make your life a lot easier. Especially now that Microsoft has updated its functionality.
Microsoft on Thursday offered assurances to IT pros that security and privacy issues will be respected with coming Microsoft 365 Copilot artificial intelligence (AI)-based enhancements.
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