Mozilla launches a new service that helps Internet users protect their data Mozilla launches a new service that helps Internet users protect their data

Mozilla launches a new service that helps Internet users protect their data

Mozilla launches a new service that helps Internet users protect their data

Mozilla announced the launch of a new service that helps Internet users monitor their personal data spread across the network, to maintain the privacy of that data.
The company indicated that the new Mozilla Monitor Plus service will be available to users for $8.99 per month if they have an annual subscription. This service will automatically monitor users’ personal data, such as passwords and email addresses, and will verify more than 190 brokerage sites that sell such data. It is collected from social media networks and applications, and if the service finds data related to the user, it will create an electronic request to delete that data from the servers of the mentioned sites.

For his part, Tony Chenuto, the company's "Mozilla Monitor" product manager, said that Mozilla cooperates with Onerep to conduct Internet searches and submit requests to remove user data from some sites, and that processing requests usually takes between 7 to 14 days, but in some cases, Sometimes data removal may not be possible.

Chenuto noted that Mozilla will continue to improve its new service, and will provide it with instructions to help users delete data themselves.

It should be noted that Mozilla previously provided many services to protect the privacy of Internet users' data, such as the free Mozilla Monitor service, and also provided other services that focus on privacy while using the Internet, such as the Mozilla VPN and Firefox Relay services.


Media: A European country may prevent government employees from using Facebook

The Dutch government may ban government employees from using Facebook over concerns about data security on the platform, De Telegraaf reported on Monday.
Minister of Digitalization, Alexandra van Heuvelin, told the newspaper in a statement that the official report on this issue is awaiting review.

She explained that the government has long-term reservations about how Meta, the American parent company of Facebook, deals with sensitive user information.

Last November, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (AP) was asked to advise whether government officials should use Facebook. Van Heuvelin added that a response is expected to be issued soon.

Sources told De Telegraaf that a memorandum imposing the ban had already been prepared after Dutch officials deemed Meta's response to their concerns insufficient.

The report claimed that preparations are being made at the government level to disengage from the platform.

Last year, Prime Minister Mark Rutte's government banned officials from installing the TikTok app on their work phones, due to concerns about potential espionage.

This step heralded the introduction of a list of pre-approved applications for government agencies. Officials indicated at the time that Facebook and Instagram could be removed from the list in the future.

Last week, Van Heufelen published what she described as her latest update ever on the X platform, owned by billionaire Elon Musk. She told national media that the decision was personal and motivated by X's refusal to comply with EU data laws.

A number of European Union officials criticized the American businessman for declaring himself a defender of freedom of expression. Critics claim his stance led to the spread of misinformation on X. Brussels launched an investigation into the platform in December.
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