The Dashboardis accessible from 2 locations: the Main Menu and the Toolbar.
To access the Main Menu, click on the Pocket Geek Privacy logo next to your browser’s navigation bar (top right).
If you can’t find the Toolbar, go in the Main Menu and check in your Settings, under Components. You might have chosen to hide it…
The Dashboard is symbolized by an icon with four stacked rectangles
To open the Dashboard full page:
The first time you open your Dashboard, you won’t see any relevant information. This is normal. The Dashboard works in the background aggregating information and will start showing interesting information as soon as you start browsing and using our tool.
The Dashboard gathers information about your digital footprint and shows you a recap of your online behavior and how it impacts your privacy and the personal data you leave behind.
This graph shows a quick view of the passwords that are stored in your Password Manager and sorts them in order to let you see at a glance how strong they are. If you notice a weak one, we advise that you go to the website you left it with and follow their "forgot password" procedure. You will then be able to use the Smartfield Icon to generate a strong new one for you. You won’t have to remember it as it will be stored securely in your Password Manager and will be retrieved thanks to your Master Password whenever you need it.
Your Master Password is a sequence of characters that you create and that you — and only you — know. It’s used to decrypt the sensitive data stored in your Managers. You are its only guardian, we truly have no access to it (and therefore can’t misuse it or put it at risk), so make sure to keep it safe and not lose it. The good news is this is the only password you now need to remember!
You can adapt your preferences regarding the Master Password from the security section of your Settings. Learn more
Aliases generated by Pocket Geek Privacy are listed in the Alias Manager which keeps track of how many emails they receive and who sends them. This graph will let you know which of the aliases you created are generating the most traffic to your inbox. The ones at the top of the list are not necessarily the worst offenders since you may have created them for the very purpose to receive daily briefings for example; but you will soon notice some usual traffic for aliases that were not created to this kind of purpose. Go have a look at the Alias Manager and you'll be able to investigate. The alias may have been sold or shared to a serial marketer website, or leaked, or hacked… In any case you will have the opportunity to block it (or just the offending senders) from there with just the switch of a toggle.
From the first day you use Pocket Geek Privacy, and only if you wish us to do so, we will keep track of the data you share online and aggregate the numbers. You can choose to only see the last 6 months or to see all the data you shared since your registration date – click on the icon on the top right.
If you choose NOT to let us collect the data you leave behind at the same time websites do, then this graph will be empty. You can decide to enable data collection on all websites by switching the toggle in the Data Manager's header to ON. You can then turn data collection ON or OFF for each website you visit directly from the Main Menu or the Toolbar.
It can be interesting to see the kind of data you left behind. We decided to cherry-pick the most sensitive ones (email addresses, phone numbers, passwords, and credit card numbers) and let you know with one look how many of them are out there. These are the pieces of sensitive data you entrusted companies with (you chose to share these at some point).
To see the details of these companies:
Position your mouse on top of the segment of the pie chart you are interested in
Click on it
The Data Manager opens up and shows you the list of companies you left data with.
How well are you asserting your control over trackers? The Tracker Manager brings you control and flexibility. This chart shows you at a glance how often you are using your new power:
Percentage of sites where you blocked all the trackers
Percentage of sites where you blocked some trackers
Percentage of sites where you allowed all the trackers
One of the ways the internet profiles you is by aggregating information about your browsing activities: sites you visit, searches you perform, etc. The Dashboard does the same thing but for your benefit. You can now have an insider’s look at the way you are portrayed online. It might take a couple of days before you start seeing keywords gathering. Keep on browsing and come back later!
To trigger the classification, from the Dashboard:
Click on the “Allow” button in “My Digital Footprint”
Your consent is absolutely needed to trigger the classification of your online activity. The graph won’t be completed until you activate this feature.