Public Flocks To Google Alternative DuckDuckGo After PRISM Controversy

The PRISM controversy has rocked a large number of people, as it presented an example of just how unprotected our data is really is. It has caused a lot of people to lose faith in many of the internet companies that we use on a daily basis, but seems to have done a lot of good for Google alternative, DuckDuckGo.

DuckDuckGo market themselves as an entirely anonymous search engine, claiming that they are the only ones that do not track or filter searches based on your past history. It was launched in 2008 by entrepreneur Gabriel Weinberg and he claims that there data is so anonymous, that it would be completely useless to the NSA! Continue Reading

Yahoo’s Privacy Statement Reports More Than 12,000 Requests For User Data In Last 6 Months

In a bid to distance themselves from claims made by media outlets like The Washington Post and The Guardian that companies like Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Apple had allowed the NSA to access user data as part of the of the PRISM program, Yahoo have released a privacy statement detailing government requests for user data.

Yahoo and several other companies that were linked to the PRISM program have eagerly sought to deny their involvement in the program.
In the statement made earlier this week, Yahoo stated that between December 1st 2012 and May 31st 2013, they had received more than 12,000 requests for user data. They said that the majority of these requests concerned “fraud, homicides, kidnappings and other criminal investigations.”Continue Reading