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Category: Privacy


Hacking, Privacy, Security

Gmail users at risk of phishing attacks, US intelligence officials warn

July 19, 2018

Via: DailyMail

A new feature added in the recent Gmail redesign could present an ’emerging threat’ to users, US intelligence officials have warned. The new feature, known as ‘Confidential Mode’, could leave an increased number of users susceptible to attacks from cyber […]


Mobile, Mobile Apps, Privacy, Security

iOS 11.4.1’s ‘USB Restricted Mode’ will block law enforcement from using USB devices to crack device passcodes

July 9, 2018

Via: TechSpot

The many goodies arriving with iOS 12 may still be a ways away, but that doesn’t mean users have nothing to look forward to in the meantime. On the contrary; the company today released the latest version of the software […]


Privacy, Security

‘We Look Forward to Improvements.’ Big Tech Plans to Fight Back Against California’s Sweeping New Data Privacy Law

July 2, 2018

Via: Fortune

Last week, the California state legislature passed a law that introduces almost European-grade privacy rules regarding the protection of people’s personal data. However, privacy advocates should not rest easy, as there’s still a chance that tech lobbyists could push back […]


Privacy, Security

Founders Fund Partner Talks Privacy, Facebook, and His Time at Peter Thiel’s Secretive Data Company

June 6, 2018

Via: Fortune

Founders Fund partner Trae Stephens found his way to venture capital from the public sector. After graduating from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, he began his career working in the office of then Congressman Rob Portman and then took […]


Computing, Hardware, Privacy, Security

Inside Microsoft’s Azure Sphere hardware for secure IoT

May 29, 2018

Via: Info World

It sounds like the set up for a bad joke: What do a cricket bat and a coffee machine have in common? The answer is, at least after exploring the recent Microsoft Build show floor, Azure Sphere, Microsoft’s secure IoT […]


Privacy, Security

Firefox Introduces Web Authentication API

May 15, 2018

Via: InfoQ

With the Firefox 60 release on May 9, Firefox became the first major browser to support the Web Authentication API. This API enables users to avoid text-based passwords for websites and instead uses a local device with a biometric check […]


Privacy, Security

Twitter Sold Data Access to the Researcher at the Center of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica Scandal

April 30, 2018

Via: Fortune

Twitter sold data access to the Cambridge University academic who also obtained millions of Facebook users’ information that was later passed to a political consulting firm without the users’ consent. Aleksandr Kogan, who created a personality quiz on Facebook to […]


Privacy, Security

Secure your data with this password manager that’s on sale

April 19, 2018

Via: Mashable

If you’re still using the same password you used in college, then you don’t have the right to mock babyboomers for not understanding technology. In this age of ransomware and leakage, there’s no excuse for playing it fast and loose […]


Privacy, Security

If you share your streaming password, you should be worried

January 3, 2018

Via: Mashable

On Twitter, they are openly bartered, donated, even celebrated. “Anyone have a Spectrum user ID & password I can trade for?” one Twitter user wrote last month. Another thanked her friend “for giving me his Spectrum username and password to […]


Privacy, Security

The best VPN services 2017

August 28, 2017

Via: Techradar

A VPN (virtual private network) is a secure and private solution within the wider internet itself that allows users – individuals, organisations and businesses – to send and receive data while maintaining the privacy and secrecy of a private network. […]