Phone Apps Breach Privacy

Phone apps breach privacy, few devices know more personal details about people than the smartphones in their pockets: phone numbers, current location, the network you are connecting from, often the owner’s real name—even a unique ID number that can never be changed or turned off.

These phones don’t keep secrets. They are sharing this personal data widely and regularly, every time you use them, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found.

An examination of 101 popular smartphone “apps”—games and other software applications for iPhone and Android phones—showed that 56 transmitted the phone’s unique device ID to other companies without users’ awareness or consent. Forty-seven apps transmitted the phone’s location in some way. Five sent age, gender and other personal details to outsiders, according to The New York Times.

On July 24, 2019, the FTC announced a settlement order closing its investigation into Facebook. Facebook agreed to pay a $5 billion fine and make a number of changes with regards to privacy. The order covers a number of practices that undermine user privacy, including finding that Facebook uses phone numbers it collects for security to target ads. This undermines trust in two factor authentication (2FA), a critical security feature that allows users to get a code texted to them when they log-in to confirm their identity. We don’t think Facebook is alone in this practice.

@i3.net we do not ask for your name or your address or your phone number. You pay to PayPal using a credit or debit card or your PayPal account, we don’t get any personal information from PayPal. You will be billed annually by PayPal prior to your account expiration.

Several of our competitors use apps from Apple and Android to connect to their services, phone apps breach privacy, we don’t believe this is consistent with privacy or security. We do not ask for your phone number, or your name, or the country you connect from, we don’t need any personal information to provide you with email service. Our network is secured, all connections to our mail servers are secure both incoming and outgoing.

Start now by getting your own private, secure anonymous email account @i3.net when you click on the “Create Account” button below or the “Open an Email Account”  link in the left hand column of the desktop site, fill in the email address you want as “name”@i3.net when finalized this will be your email address and your username, then type in and confirm your password, don’t forget your password, we don’t know it we can’t get it, The “Secret Question” and “Secret Answer” fields are used for verification that you are the account holder.  We don’t know who you are. Click on submit and you will be taken to PayPal to complete the transaction. if you get an error correct it and click submit again. A username that is already in use will give an error they are checked in real time, enter your next choice and click submit. You will be charged $30.00 for one year of email service, this service will automatically renew each year until you unsubscribe through PayPal.

After completing payment you will get a message to return to merchant click on it or you will go directly to the login page at mail.i3.net, enter your (username / email address) and password click on LOGIN, if you are asked to save the login save it, and you have completed your email setup. To check your email from any device use your secure web browser and go to https://mail.i3.net and enter your email address as your username and password to login. Do not save this login if you are logging in from a device you do not own.

Almost Anywhere
Almost Anywhere

Our system utilizes all open source solutions, combined in such a way that we provide real verifiable security. We have the fastest hardware and network in the industry with native SSD’s a 40 Gbps network and fast processing combined with multiple firewalls and server backups coupled with specific email security including whitelists and blacklists.   Your information lives on our system in your private directory as long as you let it. You have direct access to it and you can delete it.

Your connection to our servers is always secure, whether you are connecting from your computer, phone or other device using our native email web client that supports desktop or mobile devices.

Almost Anywhere™ Your account includes webmail a calendar and contact manager, allowing you to send and receive email using your browser without an installed email client from wherever you are. We publish in English our native web client speaks 70 languages

We provide remote domain support  and an external hardware-based virus firewall is employed to eliminate incoming Emails as a source of viruses.

The external firewall not only scans for viruses, but also checks for malware, spyware and Fedware.  The content filters and mailer reputation tables are constantly updated.

We don’t scan or read your mail, we don’t sell any of your data to anyone. There are no advertisements on our mail client.

A private secure email address can reduce the chance of your personal information being compromised and releasing your private information to the cloud.

@i3.net 22 years of continuous operation.

©Copyright 2017 ati3.net, LLC., all rights reserved.

Intuitive Web Interface
Intuitive Web Interface
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Private Secure Email

@i3,net provides individual internet freedom, privacy and security. Your Email is uncensored coming or going and anywhere in between. @i3.net meets the highest standards set for Email security, we have an A+ rating, but because we only have individual users there are no logging or retention regulations. There are no group or business accounts on our servers only individual users. We only scan for known vulnerabilities, viruses, spam, malware. We are EU GDPR compliant.

  • All accounts have built-in Email, Calendar and Contacts.
  • The same email you see at your office PC is the same that you see with your mobile device, whether it’s another portable laptop, notebook, tablet, or phone.  It does not matter whether the device is Apple or Android, Windows or Linux.
  • We fully support of the IMAP “DLE” function.  This is the mechanism which allows for real-time notification of new mail.
  • Our system has been designed around the Webmail interface which has been enhanced with many commercial themes and plugins.
  • Most other systems are designed around their backend systems and the user is relegated to using their rudimentary Webmail interfaces.
  • Our Webmail package includes “Responsive” themes.  These dynamically adapt the look and feel of the web-based interface to match the display resolution of the connecting device.
  • From within Webmail, multiple identities and signatures can be defined.
  • Users can manage their passwords.
  • Encryption key-pairs can be created to send email encrypted with PGP technology.
  • Pre-defined (“canned”) responses can be setup, to quickly reply to Emails.
Create an account
Create an account

You know you should take control of your privacy on the internet, the problem is it takes changing your habits. One thing we can all agree on is that no one wants to change their habits. I have a suggestion for an easy  way to get started, create a new you. This is how it works, the new you has no habits as a matter of fact the new you doesn’t have much. No name, no address, no phone, no social security number, no friends, no enemies, no politics, no history. The new you is anonymous. You can hang on to all your old habits and use the new you to explore and move to the private secure internet.

To become real you are going to have to give the new you a name. Your Email address is your name on the internet. What should the name be be? I don’t recommend “jane_doe@i3.net” if that’s your real name try “janed@i3.net” or “j1a2n3e4d5@i3.net” or “flowerpot@i3.net”. The rules for an email address are, all lowercase letters, numbers 0>9 and the only special character allowed is the ( _ ) underscore. This name will be your email address and your username on our system and you will want to use it when opening new accounts for secure services.

The weak link
The weak link

The weak link, why do I have to change my email and my browser, do I need a VPN?

The weak link in any security situation is the user. Why do I have to change my browser? We recommend the Brave browser because it’s an easy way to change old habits and become privacy conscious. “Brave fights malware and prevents tracking, keeping your information safe and secure. It’s our top priority. Our servers neither see nor store your browsing data – it stays private, on your devices, until you delete it; which means we won’t ever sell your data to third parties.”

Our web based mail client and the Brave browser complement each other; @i3.net meets the highest standards set for Email security, we have an A+ rating, but because we only have individual users there are no logging or retention regulations. There are no group or business accounts on our servers only individual users. We only scan for known vulnerabilities, viruses, spam, and malware.

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Do I need a VPN? Maybe; VPN’s are not what they used to be. A common misconception is that no one knows you are using a VPN. The sites you connect to know you’re using a VPN. If you do not change the browser you se to connect to the internet and your email provider and the search engine you use you will not hide anything but the IP address you connect from, all the data associated will be updated to include your new address(s) as you connect to sites. If you work remotely and your employer requires you to connect with a VPN they will usually provide a VPN account for you to connect to, don’t use that connection for anything else.

Over the past several months we have extensively tested four popular VPN providers on various platforms using openVPN with apps they provided. I don’t feel any safer using the VPN than I do without. Hiding your mistakes doesn’t erase them. If you use the proper secure approach to interact on the internet you don’t need a VPN. What about when you connect to an insecure wifi on a public network? Don’t do it, connecting to a VPN after the initial insecure connection will not protect you. If you must connect to a public wifi connect with a secure browser like Brave which will check the connection for vulnerabilities.

Several of our competitors use apps from Apple and Android to connect to their services, why don’t we provide apps. In order to install apps from Apple or Android(Google) you have to go through the respective store providing all the information that they have  about you to the information they have you will add your username the specific information about the device you are connecting to and agreeing to any data sharing required by their agreements with their partners. We don’t think these disclosures are consistent with the level of privacy and security we provide.

How secure is it
How secure is it
i3.net

@i3.net, encrypted end to end and in the middle, we’ve been quietly and continuously providing internet services since 1995, we don’t scan or read your mail, we don’t sell any of your data to anyone. There are no advertisements on our mail client, we don’t share your calendar or your contacts with anyone; because they belong to you.

Private Secure E-Mail at a reasonable cost. With the address you want. @i3.net you’re in control, we provide the secure architecture for your email system personal or business.

There is no email provider that offers more real security, or privacy. With @i3.net You can take charge of your security on the internet, you are in control. Create and maintain your private and secure enclave in the internet.

Our system utilizes all open source solutions, combined in such a way that we provide real verifiable security. We have the fastest hardware and network in the industry with native SSD’s a 40 Gbps network and fast processing combined with multiple firewalls and server backups coupled with specific email security including whitelists and blacklists.   Your information lives on our system in your private directory as long as you let it. You have direct access to it and you can delete it.

Your connection to our servers is always secure, whether you are connecting from your computer, phone or other device using our native email web client that supports desktop or mobile devices. Our email client also supports encryption for those that need or want to use it. You have the choice to encrypt your mail using open source encryption whether you use Linux, Windows, MAC, or Android operating systems with GnuPG, Gpg4win, GPGMail, OpenKeychain and other open source solutions.

Almost Anywhere™ Your account includes webmail a calendar and contact manager, allowing you to send and receive email using your browser without an installed email client from wherever you are. We publish in English our native web client speaks 70 languages

We provide remote domain support  and an external hardware-based virus firewall is employed to eliminate incoming Emails as a source of viruses.

The external firewall not only scans for viruses, but also checks for malware, spyware and Fedware.  The content filters and mailer reputation tables are constantly updated.

We don’t scan or read your mail, we don’t sell any of your data to anyone. There are no advertisements on our mail client.

A private secure email address can reduce the chance of your personal information being compromised and releasing your private information to the cloud.

@i3.net 22 years of continuous operation.

©Copyright 2017 ati3.net, LLC., all rights reserved.