Identity Protection Features Now Include PayDay Loan Lock
NortonLifeLock , a global leader in consumer Cyber Safety, unveiled an all-new privacy offering, Norton™ AntiTrack, to help people protect their digital footprints from companies and websites that track online activity and collect personal data.
“As people spend more time online than ever before, we’re seeing increasing interest in how to protect online privacy. Yet, despite many of the privacy tools available, most companies can still identify us via unique characteristics that create a fingerprint. In fact, the largest trackers know about 50 percent of browsing history for nearly all online users,” said Darren Shou, head of technology, NortonLifeLock. “With Norton AntiTrack, we’re delivering new ways to help put control back in the hands of consumers so they can help protect their online privacy.”
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Norton AntiTrack is a new app and browser extension that helps prevent websites from tracking and profiling users in ways normal private browsers and VPNs cannot. Key features include:
- Anti-Fingerprint Capabilities: Masks users’ unique identifiers including their IP address, location, device and operating system, font size, screen resolution and more, preventing companies from creating a ‘fingerprint’ of the user to identify and target them.
- Tracker Cookie Blocking: Helps block third parties from tracking online activity and collecting personal information.
- Faster Browsing: Enables webpages to load faster by blocking trackers and fingerprint technology.
- Tracking Dashboard: Offers visibility and insights on third-party tracking attempts and ranks them by level of concern.
Norton AntiTrack is available in the US for Windows devices, supporting Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox and Microsoft Edge browsers. Pricing starts at $39.99 per year for existing customers or $49.99 MSRP for one device per year.
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In addition to AntiTrack, NortonLifeLock announced a new identity protection feature, PayDay Loan Lock. Short-term loans like payday loans or cash advances do not always generate credit inquiries, meaning people may not be aware of fraudulent activity until the loan becomes delinquent or goes into default.
With the addition of PayDay Loan Lock to LifeLock’s Identity Lock, customers, at no additional cost, can now help block the opening of fraudulent payday loans and other short-term loans. PayDay Loan Lock is now available in select U.S. LifeLock plans as well as Norton™ 360 with LifeLock Advantage and Ultimate.
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