HostsCK updated to version 2.1.7.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.1.7.0

This update includes the following:

  • Fixed: Not all comments were being removed if Show Comments was
    disabled in settings.
  • Improved: HostsCK does not need restarting when switching between
    showing and hiding comments.
  • Added: HostsDE. A small program that can run in the system tray and
    provides quick access to disabling or enabling the Hosts file.
  • Removed: Removed “Delete Saved Sites” from textbox right-click menu.
  • Corrected: The correct German language code (DE) is now used and
    shown in the installer.
  • Updated: All language files.
  • Updated: Help file.

Please note that the ListCK and KnockKnock bundle for HostsCK should also be updated
if it is installed. Download the bundle HERE.

Mozilla Joins George Soros’s Efforts In Launching A Strike Against “Fake News”

Mozilla Joins George Soros’s Efforts In Launching A Strike Against
“Fake News”

‘Mozilla, the non-profit organization which runs the Firefox internet browser, said Wednesday it was launching
an effort against “fake news,” as fact-checking software backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and George Soros
got its first run-out in public to shape our Orwellian nightmare of future truth arbiters.’

Mozilla Joins George Soros’s Efforts In Launching A Strike Against “Fake News”

 

If the government won’t protect your online privacy, you’ll have to do so yourself

If the government won’t protect your online privacy,
you’ll have to do so yourself.

‘With the Trump Administration settling into office, we are seeing more legislation passed and even agency action all
with the end goal of doing away with the protection of individual online privacy.
The laws that were placed to give us more consumer protection during previous administrations, such as the FCC Act
“Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services,” are now quickly finding
themselves to unraveling in a tornado of legislative posturing and consumer contravention.’

Read more: If the government won’t protect your online privacy, you’ll have to do so yourself

 

Microsoft Says It Cannot Stop Windows 10 From Spying On You

Microsoft Says It Cannot Stop Windows 10 From Spying On You,
Doesn’t Think You Should Be Concerned.

‘Microsoft has a commanding control of the world’s PC market, and now the company wants even more control over its users’ data.

This is all, of course, in an effort to better improve the experience of using Microsoft’s latest and greatest Windows 10 operating system, or so the company says. Albeit Windows 10 is arguably a much better product than Windows 7 and Windows 8.’

Read more: Microsoft Says It Cannot Stop Windows 10 From Spying On You

 

Microsoft may be collecting more data than initially thought

Microsoft may be collecting more data than initially thought.

Microsoft recently told the world that its new Windows 10 operating system was active on over 200 million devices.

The company stated that Windows 10 was its fastest growing operating system to date beating Windows 8 and even everyone’s darling Windows 7 so far, and that it was seeing great adoption in retail and the Enterprise sector.

Considering that Windows 10 is offered for free currently to existing Windows users on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, it is not really a surprise that this is happening.

The same article revealed data that may be of concern to privacy conscious users. If you read it carefully, you will notice that Microsoft provides aggregate usage statistics not only for the operating system’s uptime, but also information about individual programs running on it.

Read more: http://www.ghacks.net/2016/01/05/microsoft-may-be-collecting-more-data-than-initially-thought/