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Monday, July 29, 2013

How to protect our data a little more 'online'?

"Oh, this website seems maja! Let's see ... I'm going to create me an account to browse some of what goes. Oh look, mobile and everything.'s Payment for one euro is ... nothing will happen. Which heavy with forms ... Buf, why ask me for my mobile number? Hala, downloading ... Ready! " Meanwhile, somewhere, someone is rubbing his hands with such personal information voluntarily given up cheerfully . It would be fine if they stayed only in the domains of business or services that we have requested. But what will really with them? Will there be closed and bolted on a creative Excel? Did they lose? Do steal? Do more firms will your group? Will sell to the highest bidder in a secondary market? And if not, why everyone gets so much crap into the 'spam'? No doubtsomething happens to personal data of millions of users and their marketing, for the benefit of companies or government interests .Surely if the National Security Agency of USA calls the front door, little can be done to hide personal data. However, it is possible to put it more complicated . Either one can be armed with filters against intruders or against companies thirsty for our personal data. In the halls of MIT while working with personal data protection on the Internet. The phenomenon is gaining increasing further following revelations of Edward Snowden and scoop put the U.S. government in citizens' personal data. One of the recent developments have aroused the interest of the reputed institute is a tool 'online', called MaskMe, which allows users to hide their personal information at any online management. For example, if you are high on a form that asks for the email account, and does not have to provide it. MaskMe create an email alias(98989sj989@gfhf.com style) that will go into the business or service I have requested. Thus, data will alias but never personal. The company thinks that the new user is the alias and tell us "Hi, 98989sj989@gfhf.com! Thank you for your interest." Furthermore, any communication you send the requested service company or personal email will reach but always bounced from MaskMe.Such emails will shipping confirmation via MaskMe and a link to delete the service in case the customer bored with successive post. Finally, MaskMe includes a control panel with all the services that one has been discharged and allowed to unsubscribe from the tool. It so happens that MaskMe assign a different alias for each of the services or products requested . This is very useful when you know what companies have sold the data to third parties, since we can recognize what Spam messages are sent with an alias or another. MaskMe is a free extension for Chrome or Firefox and only activated when navigating through a form . The tool is free to email aliases. For $ 5 a month you can access the same mechanics for purchases 'online' so-hidden treal number of credit-card or phone numbers alias. Also exists as MaskMe mobile app for Android and iOS. From the Blog Abine, the creator of MaskMe sentencing: "Businesses desperately want to know our real self to get cut. But why let them know our data? If you give your real information disclosed online, there is no benefit to you , user ". Also, ensure that work to "shift the power of the network to the user is who he must belong" .

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