You’re being watched, followed, and a profile is built about you as you leave traces of your visits while online. Even the German newspaper Springer wrote an article saying your browser knows everything about you the second you open it. The actual problem is not the “transparent citizen,” who is at the mercy of the “surveillance state,” but rather the fact that no state of the world can protect us against the threat of anarchy in the Web. Already the largest data collectors such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and many more seem to monitor everything – and yet there still is no really identifiable guardian. A very personal profile; your interests, shoe size, personal preferences, even which diseases you have shared about yourself. Of course, you are disclosing which websites you like to stay for a long time.
Sounds like the script of a dark detective story? No, this is everyday life in an unprotected worldwide data network called the Internet, and it affects all of us. The sad thing is that we have been conditioned to accept privacy abuses as the price of using the Internet. These abuses generally involve having our search engine send us “better” ads, which most of us believe cannot be too dangerous. The Huffington Post wrote an article about this a few years ago and did a great job in telling how dangerous and unpleasant targeting can be with a scary example. Let’s assume that a consumer has come back from a wild bachelor party in New York, with no clear memories of how he spent Saturday night. He suspects he has engaged in unprotected sex with one or more individuals. He is frightened and Googles the incidence of HIV/AIDS. Soon after, he gets an ad for insurance policies for guys who sound like him, with the same lifestyle, in the right age group, single, and non-smokers. Now imagine all these ads popping up while being at work or while sitting with your partner looking at the same screen.
A small, powerful little device can stop all the data snooping, but first, you need to understand what and who is threatening your privacy…
Personality profiles invade your privacy
“Tracking” is the harmless new term for data collection, the attempt of companies to create user profiles. These profiles are not only used to stalk people with annoying advertising, but the snooping also goes much deeper! Our entire surfing behavior is analyzed – on almost all online pages you visits and with practically all devices including computers, mobile phones, laptops, tablets. The combination of these collected data-sets creates personality profiles that dig deeply into our private circles.
What exactly does that mean? After all, my baker also knows which rolls I like to buy. And my dentist has a record on my fillings and crowns. That’s right. But in the real world, the baker knows nothing about your teeth besides you have a nice smile. On the other hand, their internet traces are for sale.
Anyone who wants to get information about you can get your very personal file with all kinds of data about you. The much-cited “transparent citizen” has long been a reality on the net. And that doesn’t mean anything good; Internet shops can adjust prices to your predicted purchasing power. Now even airplanes started setting fares according to a passenger’s personal flight history – according to Travel Weekly as refinery29 wrote. Banks derive creditworthiness and financial reliability from your Internet browsing history, and it is official: your browsing history IS for sale. CNN tells you about everything you need to know about the the terrifying truth of what mass of information you’re disclosing. Having said that, you might want to protect your privacy or stop throwing away money.
How can you surf undetected and protect yourself from data spies? isn’t it enough to regularly delete the so-called cookies and use the “private mode” of the browser? No! Because data snoopers no longer rely solely on cookies. The methods are much more sophisticated and are constantly being refined. Today our actions across the Internet, across devices, leave a virtual fingerprint. With sophisticated machine learning and artificial intelligence, our actions, as anonymous as we may think they are, can be connected together and compiled into a personality profile.
Have a look at our video about Bennie and how he’s been tracked while on an innocent shopping trip.
Now there are manual methods to help bock this tracking, but you would have to take care of the security of every Internet-enabled device in the household on your own. Apple notebook, Android mobile phone, tablet – Playstation, Smart TV and the Smart Home refrigerator: for these devices, you can forget the term “Do it yourself”.
Back to the little box. It’s an effective tool against data sniffers. The device is called eBlocker Pro!
Protect your privacy
eBlocker Pro allows anonymous surfing – on all devices, Internet browsers and operating systems. It simply connects to your home network and is a plug-and-play solution that instantly protects your home’s privacy. It protects all devices without additional browser plug-ins or software installations.
Here a glance of what this little wonder box can do:
- Blocks trackers and data collecting ads
- IP anonymization (country of IP freely selectable)
- VPN & Tor for all devices
- Browser protection against malware & phishing
- Device cloaking
- Mobile protection
- Multi-user capable
- Individual settings per device
- Protects all operating systems, devices & browsers
- No software installation
Safer and faster over the Internet
All features of eBlocker Pro can be set individually – be it blocking out data collectors, blocking tracking ads, anonymizing your own IP address or cloaking the device you are using. A pleasant side effect: Since ads and trackers are not loaded in the first place, surfing the Internet is much quicker!