If you're tired of being stabbed in the back by tricky privacy policies, then this online app might be just what the doctor ordered. Using AI, the software scans through the privacy policies of some of the most popular platforms on the web. It lays out problematic elements, scandals and a score on trustworthiness to help you make smarter decisions about your data. Curious to see what it says about your favorite site?
Guard helps you get smart with your privacy
Using built-in AI, Guard scans through policies of some of the most popular platforms on the internet. It maps out potential privacy risks, lists previous data scandals for you to view and provides a percentage score on how trustworthy the platform is for your privacy.
As an example, we tested the app out on Instagram by clicking the icon above. What we got was a clear readout of the platform's many privacy failings, as well as a score of 21% in terms of trustworthiness.
Even better, the app includes suggestions on how to protect your privacy. For those of you who find yourselves tired of the whole mess after reading these platforms' dirty laundry, Guard even gives you instructions on how to delete your specific profile on that platform.
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