Welcome to 2020, Dear Reader. Let’s start with something upbeat: news that privacy-safe email provider ProtonMail is expanding its product line to add an encrypted calendar. Maybe it won’t turn out to be Google and Facebook’s world after all.
Also helping to fight back: Ghostery has launched Midnight, which expands ad blocking and privacy protection features beyond the browser to include desktop applications. The product also includes a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to further obscure online activity.
Of course you know that the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect yesterday. But do you know whether and how your company will comply with it? Almost nobody does, according to The Verge. Not sure if that should make you feel better or worse.
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