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Entrepreneurs, Businesses Focused on Privacy

PRIVACY BUSINESS

October 28, 2013

Internet companies and entrepreneurs are making headlines with their privacy-focused business ventures. The Washington Post reports on ManageURiD, formed last year to “dynamically and automatically determine how much of your sensitive personal information is available on the Internet and who is selling it” as well as manage its removal, monitor its reappearance and provide “a Personal Privacy Dashboard so you can see the current status, history and details … at any time.” Ars Technica describes how Private Internet Access, a small U.S.-based VPN, is “trying to stand up for privacy”—in part by not logging anything. Meanwhile, Mozilla’s new Lightbeam add-on for Firefox shows users “what companies are behind each cookie stored in their browsers and what information those companies are gathering.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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