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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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. […]


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The 6 best password managers

May 25, 2017

Via: Info World

Thanks to the continuous barrage of high-profile computer security scares and reports of cloud-scale government snooping, more of us Internet users are wising up about the security of our information. One of the smarter moves we can make to protect […]


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Oracle’s next big business is selling your info

May 9, 2017

Via: Info World

There’s a decent chance you’re part of Oracle’s next big business. Not selling products to you, but selling you as a product. That’s the idea behind the Oracle Data Cloud, a massive pool of information about consumers and companies. The […]


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NIST to security admins: You’ve made passwords too hard

May 5, 2017

Via: Info World

Despite the fact that cybercriminals stole more than 3 billion user credentials in 2016, users don’t seem to be getting savvier about their password usage. The good news is that how we think about password security is changing as other […]


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Rollback of FCC privacy requirements could have broad repercussions

April 11, 2017

Via: Info World

Last week’s roll-back of FCC privacy regulations was good news for ISPs and marketers and bad news for privacy advocates. But the decision could also have an impact on enterprise cybersecurity, experts say. The FCC privacy rules repeal does not […]


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The government won’t protect your internet privacy, so here’s how to do it yourself

March 31, 2017

Via: Popsci

The big money of the internet comes from tracking and selling user data to better target ads. Do one search for “power drills” and you’ll be inundated with ads for related products across your whole web experience. Those are targeted […]