Just arrived at Kampala HQ. Ben didn’t overpromise 🙂 We call it “The Cloud”, well met for an SaaS company. During the founding of awamo, there has been a funny discussion about awamo’s logo. Some feedbacks were like “Are you somehow connected to the Illuminati order?”. We found that very far-fetched and stuck to the draft. Our new business address at Kampala: Illuminata Nakyejwe Close. The flag has already been ordered 😉
The browser plugin Web of Trust (WOT) claimed to protect your privacy. Instead, WOT recorded your internet usage from your browser, performed poor anonymization of this data and then sold it. Consequently, the private lives of millions of users have been compromised. Their account balances, their travel, their families, many things have been exposed.
Problem is: most browser add-ons are capable of monitoring your activities and noone knows what happens to the data they record. This is a wide field, but focusing on the WOT scandal and browser extensions, you can protect yourself.
- Delete any blocker/tracking add-on with commercial background, e.g. AdBlock (Plus), Ghostery, WOT etc.
- Instead, use open source or trusted-source add-ons like uBlock Origin (open source, Chrome, Firefox), Privacy Badger (by Electronic Frontier Foundation, Chrome, Firefox) and HTTPS everywhere (by Electronic Frontier Foundation, Chrome, Firefox).
If you think you’re safe, think again.
How did I deserve THIS as a birthday present? Besides, some important representatives are missing. Funny side effect: in Germany, Hitler is somehow ubiquitous, even for a 3-year-old. So our son recognized him, asking who that acutally is. Every time he gets aware of Hitler, he now is referring to him as “the Blitz Trompf” 😀
Our son (3) proudly created this today, calling it “a Vader” 😀 Seems I have to have a word with his caregiver in the kindergarden…