Must See Blacklight A Real-Time Website Privacy Inspector

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We’ve been trying to educate the public since 1994 about your privacy rights and your data. We have given you updated information about how to protect yourself, through these past 25 years. We have always told you that FREE IS NEVER FREE that you pay with your data and erode your privacy, until they know everything there is to know about you and sell it to anyone or any government that asks for it.

Most people are STUPID.  Even when you tell them what is at stake they think it doesn’t matter.

But it does matter, it can save your life.

Those people who don’t care about privacy, who are still on facebook, who don’t mind that their grandchildren are spied on since birth are ruining democracy.

Everything the internet touches will die.

Save Yourself, Save Democracy, Protect your Privacy.

Blacklight A Real-Time Website Privacy Inspector

By Surya Mattu

Who is peeking over your shoulder while you work, watch videos, learn, explore, and shop on the internet? Enter the address of any website, and Blacklight will scan it and reveal the specific user-tracking technologies on the site—and who’s getting your data. You may be surprised at what you learn.

Worth reading:

Scan the Websites with Blacklight, and It’s Horrifying. Now What?

The Markup recently launched Blacklight, a free, instant privacy-inspection tool. Enter any website, and it reveals how you may be tracked when you visit the site, names the companies receiving your data, and explains what the trackers are doing—some of them watch your every mouse move and record your every keystroke. Trust us, it’s more than you’re expecting, raising the question: What can you do about it?

  • Firefox, Brave, Edge, and Safari offer stronger privacy protections by default than you get from Chrome, which is the world’s most popular browser. Tor is the most secure browser, but because of that a lot of sites won’t load properly on Tor.
  • You can get extra protection by using privacy-enhancing browser extensions such as Privacy Badger and Ghostery.

Cut to the Chase

You never have to read their word salad privacy policy anymore to find out what they tell you they are allowed to do to you  when you visit their site.

Make sure to block them in the first place, get rid of all the cookies, and Delete your History!

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