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The Privacy Newsletter
#006 - November 2021
Privacy news that you shouldn’t miss. Short, sweet, and to the point.
I wish there was more uplifting news the last month. But privacy and business does not go hand in hand, yet. At the same time more apps are created to protect our privacy. One app that you should really know is Fake Name Generator. It's a tool to pretect your own privacy with fake data. I use it a lot online and would recommend you do the same.
What happened in the last month

The U.S. government is secretly ordering Google to provide data on anyone typing in certain search terms, an accidentally unsealed court document shows. There are fears such "keyword warrants" threaten to implicate innocent Web users in serious crimes and are more common than previously thought.
The OAIC has found 7-Eleven breached customers' privacy by collecting and storing their facial images as part of efforts to understand the demographic profile of its customers.
Apple's decision to change the privacy settings of iPhones caused an estimated $9.85bn of revenues to evaporate in the second half of this year at Snap, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as their advertising businesses were shaken by the new rules.
"A good example of privacy innovation - train windows automatically blind when passing residential areas." A smart commenter: "Just give passengers free wifi. It's cheaper."
New privacy apps

Get a daily email with an overview of your site's analytics. It now works with Simple Analytics as well.
ViewTube is an alternative way to watch YouTube without ads or tracking. It also integrates SponsorBlock.
Forward an email to the Scary Senders email address to receive a report and their privacy-protecting ghosts scan it to detect spooky tracking pixels that spy on you.
With Maildim, you can instantly generate a disposable mailbox that self-destructed by keeping your real email address private and your inbox clean from spam.
Veil is a human-filtering video app built with iOS design guidelines in mind. Record videos whilst censoring people in real-time.
A classic. Many websites request personal identifiable information which they don't really need. For those websites this Fake Name Generator can be super useful. It generates fake names, addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, ...
News from Simple Analytics

3 privacy tips for organizations that use online data. This article explains the why and the how about the way organizations watch you. The 3 tips are found at the bottom of this article (please scroll down if you want to skip the intro and research).
New features in Simple Analytics

Some customers use Microsoft Power BI for building reports. Because we care about privacy, we don't store any personal data. No personal data from your visitors will end up on the servers of Microsoft. Follow our tutorial to get your data into Power BI.

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