TRUSTe earlier this month launched the TRUSTe App aiming to give consumers control over the ads they want to see. The launch follows months of field testing in which 0 out of 10 consumers chose not to opt out of targeted ads and instead to share their interests directly with advertisers in exchange for more relevant ads. The app is an extension to the company’s privacy-compliance solution TRUSTed Ads and allows consumers to choose to update their advertising privacy preferences directly from an ad via the AdChoices icon or download the TRUSTe App to manage and update their preferences and share their ad interests in one place.
STEALTHbits Technologies has released version 2.2 of their sensitive data discovery solution StealthSEEK. The product aims to provide granular sensitive data discovery for unstructured data residing on file systems across desktop, server and NAS infrastructure for organizations to be able to answer questions such as, “Where is my sensitive data?” “Who has access to it?” and “How do I remediate it?”
PASSO is a private and data management platform that combines customer billing and personal data syncing; customer shopping data aggregated from person web-wide purchases; military-grade customer data protection and full data control and usage transparency for customers and merchants. It aims to help merchants to maintain consistent customer data while lowering homepage and shopping cart abandonment rates. It allows users to securely sync and share their information across internet connected devices and aims to bring more transparency to personal data usage across the web. For consumers, it aims to help them to monitor and understand how applications and websites are using their personal information and how often they’re accessing it, giving consumers full control over what information they want to share.
Cybersecurity software development company Absio has released a private digital communications application. Absio Dispatch is an alternative to e-mail that aims to provide secure digital delivery of confidential messages and attachments. While it looks and feels like e-mail, it allows users to send, receive and store messages in a continuously encrypted format automatically, allowing only the sender and designated recipients to access and read each message. It also gives users the power to control with whom they are communicated and who to accept into their trusted contact network.