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Disconnect: the App that protects you from PRISM

The PRISM scandal has once again turned the spotlight on the problems concerning privacy. The European Union and international guarantors are increasingly concerned about the implications that new technologies (such as those coming in for Facebook) may have on the right to privacy of world citizens. Not only institutions are attentive to the phenomenon and also private companies (…)

The PRISM scandal has once again turned the spotlight on Privacy issues. The European Union and international guarantors are increasingly concerned about the implications that new technologies (such as those coming in for Facebook) may have on the right to privacy of world citizens.

Not only the institutions are attentive to the phenomenon and even private companies and Venture Capital are working to offer solutions that contrast possible privacy violations. cos Disconnect, creator of a app from the name Antitrackinghe just picked up $ 3.5 million in new funding.

Disconnect creates applications that promise to make online browsing faster and safer. The latest app, Disconnect 2, an extension of the Safari and Opera browser, which allows users to better understand and block more than 2,000 third-party sites that track navigation stories. Currently for Chrome and Firefox available Disconnect 1.

"Increasingly, people want to know who is monitoring online and want to have a say in what information is gathered about them.Says Casey Oppenheim co-founder of Disconnect.

A new loan received by the company also from FirstMark Capitaldi New-York, which believes in the utility of Disconnect recently certified as B Corporation, or as a company engaged in social responsibility projects. And Rick Heitzmann director of FirstMark Capitalcommenta "We believe that online privacy is an increasingly important "megatrend" for more and more people for many years to come, and we believe that Disconnect will continue to take care of it."