Choosing the Best Data Privacy Tool

Safeguarding private data and avoiding mass digital surveillance is essential not only for businesses but for laypeople as well. Did you know that Facebook collects more than 120 types of data about its users? It pursues one goal — making more money selling advertising to you. And that’s the plainest example of your data use. If you read the Terms of Use of any application carefully, you will discover a lot of interesting stuff — usually, you say yes to the data used by the companies for their own purposes voluntary. That presupposes selling data to third parties, as well. The next thing you realize — you’ve lost control over your personal data. Check why online privacy matters.

There are a huge number of tools designed to protect our data privacy. That’s become a huge, popular big-money industry nowadays. Some of these tools are worth considering; some of them do not worth a jigger.

This article familiarizes you with the main online privacy means and tools and offer the best alternative existing for the time being.

Methods of keeping personal data private

People managed to invent a huge number of privacy tools. We’ve gathered the most common ones.

Cryptography. They include methods for ensuring the confidentiality of information, including encryption and authentication usage.

Identification and authentication of users. Authentication is the verification of the identity of the subject of access. In other words, authentication consists of checking whether the connecting subject is who it claims to be. And identification provides the implementation of the functions of establishing authenticity and determining the authority of the subject when it is admitted to the system, monitoring the established authority in the process of a work session, recording actions, etc.

Access control. Means aimed at limiting and registering the entry and exit of objects in a given territory through “access points”;

Logging and audit. Logging provides the collection and accumulation of information about events occurring in the information system. The audit is a process of analyzing accumulated information. The purpose of computer auditing is to monitor the compliance of a system or network with the required safety rules, principles, or industry standards. An audit provides an analysis of everything that might be related to security issues or anything that might lead to security issues.

Data protection process

Anonymization. The easiest way to keep your activities on the Internet private is to use the services of anonymizing sites. In order to access a blocked Internet site, you need to enter the address of the site on one of these services. The main disadvantage of this method is that these anonymization services work quite slowly and are not suitable for convenient surfing.

VPN usage. VPN is a generic term for technologies that provide one or more network connections (logical network) over another network (for example, the Internet). Despite the fact that communications are carried out on networks with a lower unknown level of trust (for example, on public networks), the level of trust in the constructed logical network does not depend on the level of trust in core networks due to the use of cryptography. Depending on the protocols and destination used, a VPN can provide three types of connections: node-to-node, node-to-network, and network-to-network.

Proxy. Proxy is one of the commonly used methods and not so reliable de facto. Proxies are special computers on which specialized software is installed that allow you to accept requests for connection to various sites. When establishing a connection with a proxy server, the ordinary user’s computer “as if entrusts” such a server with connecting to a specific site. In this case, the browser works as usual. But to use the proxy server, you must specify its IP address in the settings of the browser used.

Thus, we have data loss prevention tools, tools for endpoint protection, encryption software, etc. In most cases, you have to use several tools that apply a couple of these methods and means for preserving data privacy to provide a decent level of privacy and security. But what if you could use just one tool to keep your data private 100%?

Why is Utopia a better alternative?

Yes, the Utopia ecosystem was developed to keep your online activity untracked and personal data private. To guarantee the desired privacy level, we made use of:

  • Decentralized peer-to-peer type of network which excludes the possibility of unauthorized access to users’ data. Read more about all the advantages of a decentralized network.
  • Best encryption methods which keep the confidential data confidential. Utopia applies AES (256-bit key length) and Elliptic Curve Cryptography (Curve 25519) to protect users’ data.
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  • Unlimited sphere of application — there are no restrictions. Utopia can be used by anyone and for different purposes: private online communication, browsing, payment processing, etc. Thus, anyone who values data security and privacy — writers, political, ecological and social activists, journalists, enterprises, and rogue agents — can feel the power of encryption.

Conclusion: Best data privacy tool exists

So what data privacy tool to consider the best? What should be in your privacy toolbox? Most likely, the tool that guarantees total protection of data, the one that doesn’t require using any other additional tools and methods of protection.

We’ve developed the Utopia ecosystem just for a reason. It is the tool that can replace Tor, brave browser, cookies auto delete, all protected messengers. Now, there is no need to choose between convenience and reliability.

3 years ago

Interesting article. Tell me, does this application apply to Darknet?
I’ m interested in data privacy applications, but I would not want to do anything illegal. And, it seems, I read something about the P2P application – is it somehow connected with the blockchain?

Matthew Turner
3 years ago

Good afternoon, Leam! Thanks a lot. Utopia is an ecosystem that belongs to the deep net. There’s nothing illegal about it. On the contrary, the developers have done everything possible to ensure the privacy and security of each user on the internet. You can legally start using the ecosystem and remain anonymous. Sounds cool, right?
As for the second question, you are right. Blockchain is a peer-to-peer system. P2P is a network of interconnected computers that does not rely on a central party to facilitate interaction. Blockchain is a web of connected machines (in many cases known as miners) that make up the network itself.

3 years ago

Hi! Good article, thanks. You’ve mentioned 1 privacy tool as alternative that combines 5 necessary functions for Internet work. Like ”five in one tool”. However, you did not tell us in detail about each of them. Could you give some characteristics of each tool?

Matthew Turner
3 years ago

Good afternoon, Reby! With delight! So, Utopia is a decentralized ecosystem that combines 5 privacy tools: anonymous browser, instant messenger, email, crypto wallet, mining bot. Idyll Browser allows searching the net without leaving traces, so you can visit any sites anonymously. uMessenger is an encrypted messenger that sends and receives any text or voice messages. You can create a private chat and even a channel for your subscribers. uMail is a protected email service that helps to transfer any confidential file. uWallet is a crypto container that saves the Utopia’s cryptocurrency – CRP. Mining Bot gains CRP for each internet session via Utopia. You can read more about them on the official site of Utopia P2P.

3 years ago

Thank you for the article. It was interesting to read. But tell me, please, what do you think about Duckduckgo email? Can I use it for confidential file sharing with friends and colleges?

Matthew Turner
3 years ago

Hi, Joy! Thank you for your feedback! To date, we only know that the Duckduckgo is planning to launch Duckduckgo email service. However, we do not know exactly when this will happen. The company has not announced the release of the service until now. When it happens, we can talk about it in one of our articles. Stay in touch!

3 years ago

Well, I caught the main idea of the article – we need to protect ourselves by privacy tools. But is privacy safe? I mean that today everything looks like unsafe measures for protection.

Matthew Turner
3 years ago

Good afternoon, Sara! You are right. Today it is really difficult to ensure the privacy matters on the net. There are lots of cyber threats that you can face in the World Wide Web. But there is a good thing too. Reliable privacy tools can maximize the measures you use for internet protection.

3 years ago

Pretty cool article! Yesterday, I read the news about the mass browserleaks. People used popular browsers that tracked their actions, then copied all the information and passed it to government, sold it to advertising agencies, and even shared it with third parties. Thank you for your advice about Utopia. I’ll try to use it.

Matthew Turner
3 years ago

Good afternoon, Arny! Almost every day, we read the articles under the same topic. Unfortunately, such browserleaks happen very often. As we can see, this is practically not regulated or penalized by the state. Therefore, we must think about our own internet security. Utopia can provide us with reliable protection. Please, share with us your impressions after using Utopia:)

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