No matter how deeply buried or indiscernible a privacy setting is, Priveazy Lockdown will make sure our users have it set according to their own preferences.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 27, 2012
Priveazy, Inc., a startup company focusing on consumer online privacy and safety, has released a pioneering new online privacy tool. Priveazy Lockdown is a free web browser extension for Google Chrome that provides user notification of problematic privacy and security configurations, one-click navigation, and always up-to-date guidance, thus dramatically simplifying the process of controlling privacy settings for the most popular websites.
According to PEW, 48% of social media users report some difficulty in managing their privacy settings. And for websites not focused primarily on social media, studies show that users rarely change their default settings. These are the problems that Priveazy Lockdown is trying to attack. "Default is almost never the best option for privacy settings." said Jay Herbison, the CEO of Priveazy. "No matter how deeply buried or indiscernible a privacy setting is, Priveazy Lockdown will make sure our users have it set according to their own preferences and are ultimately in control of their own information."
Naturally Facebook and Google rank the highest among user privacy concerns, but the true power of Priveazy Lockdown is that it is much more than just protecting Facebook and Google users. It also notifies users when other websites are using or sharing their information in unexpected ways, such as Pandora making user playlists and listening activity public by default, or Amazon making user wish lists public by default.
"Priveazy Lockdown is currently covering 12 of the most popular websites, be we are just getting started. We intend to expand our coverage to all of the top sites where there are significant privacy or security concerns." said Herbison.
Herbison also says that Priveazy Lockdown will keep customers on top of any new website features or changes to privacy settings that may more publicly expose previously private information, as Facebook has been known to do. All of the guidance and up-to-date information will be available through the Priveazy Lockdown program, meaning a user no longer needs to be a dedicated reader of technology news to keep their account settings 'locked down'.
But perhaps the most attractive feature of Priveazy Lockdown is that it provides just-in-time guidance as a user is browsing a particular website. With one glance, the user knows if they have finished adjusting their privacy settings for the current website they are visiting and they know whether there are other important default settings that Priveazy Lockdown can help the user adjust.
About Priveazy Lockdown:
Priveazy Lockdown is currently only available for Google Chrome, but Priveazy has plans to release it for other major browsers soon.
To learn more about Priveazy Lockdown for Chrome, please visit this link.
Priveazy is driven by the motto of 'Privacy For the People', creating software tools and educational resources that puts the user back in control of their own personal information.
Priveazy provides free comprehensive online privacy and security educational resources at priveazy.com.