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Articles tagged with privacy

November 12, 2019

Stop Your Devices Phoning Home

The Pi-Hole administration console shows which and how many requests it has blocked.

No matter what we do online there are companies trying to follow us, learn more about what we do, and build profiles. Some web sites contain more tracking code than actual content. On the web you can use ad blockers and search engines like DuckDuckGo or Startpage but there's little you can do about apps on your iPhone or your Amazon Echo calling someone you don't what them to talk to. (more)

October 8, 2018

Chinese Spy Chips? That's Why DEVONthink Uses Strong Encryption

Last week Bloomberg Businessweek published an article named The Big Hack. The authors claim that testers have found a tiny microchip on server mainboards that wasn’t part of the original designs:

During the ensuing top-secret probe, which remains open more than three years later, investigators determined that the chips allowed the attackers to create a stealth doorway into any network that included the altered machines. Multiple people familiar with the matter say investigators found that the chips had been inserted at factories run by manufacturing subcontractors in China. (more)

April 4, 2018

Welcome SSL/TLS and Good-Bye Facebook

We know that you like to keep your private data private. And our software and processes are designed to keep it that way. Here's what we've done recently to protect your privacy and security as well as our own integrity in these matters: … (more)

February 12, 2014

The Day We Fight Back

We like the Internet and especially its openness. The latter, however, means also that everything that travels through it can be intercepted, stored, and analyzed. And we don't like to be watched. We clearly support an open Internet free of mass surveillance. (more)

January 12, 2010

Secure Your DEVONthink Databases

And if you are, and you should be, interested in security, here's a tip for you: DEVONthink Pro databases are, for various reasons, unencrypted, e.g. to let Spotlight access the files for indexing. To encrypt a database with industry-strength encryption create an encrypted disk image using Disk Utility and put your DEVONthink Pro database on it. (more)

March 25, 2009

Our Privacy Policy

Dealing with privacy issues becomes more and more part of our daily lives the more web sites and businesses collect our personal information. We respect your privacy and handle the information you give to us with care. Please feel free to check our privacy policy directly on our web site.