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How can you shake off your stalkers – Internet companies such as Google and Facebook?


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Internet companies make most of their money by stalking you. Firms such as Google track your every digital move, accumulating your personal data so they can optimize their advertising. Scientist Andy Yen believes it’s time to act, before the concept of privacy becomes obsolete. His team already has developed user-friendly email software, ProtonMail, to protect your personal data. Though ProtonMail isn’t a bulletproof solution, it’s a step in the right direction. If you’re concerned about your online privacy, getAbstract recommends Yen’s provocative presentation.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How Internet companies are invading your privacy,
  • How developers can make privacy software user-friendly and
  • How you can participate in the movement to protect online privacy.


The Internet has transformed the way people live, communicate and work. While the benefits of 24/7 connectivity are innumerable, there is a downside. Online access to personal information has rendered privacy almost obsolete. Companies such as Google and Facebook trace, analyze and stockpile your every...
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Andy Yen co-developed ProtonMail, an encrypted email system that protects senders’ and recipients’ privacy.

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