Category: Privacy

Computing, Privacy, Security, Software & Applications

Apple acquires patents from AI security camera maker Lighthouse

March 5, 2019

Via: The Verge

AI security camera company Lighthouse may have shut down, but its patents will live on: Apple reportedly bought the patent portfolio of the now-defunct company at the end of 2018, according to IAM. As Patently Apple notes, the patents Apple […]

Privacy, Security

How to set up a VPN

March 1, 2019

Via: The Verge

Virtual private networks (VPNs) can offer an additional layer of security and privacy. Whether you’re working on a public Wi-Fi network and want to escape prying eyes, or you’re worried about privacy in general, a VPN can offer a lot […]

Privacy, Security

The best hardware security keys for two-factor authentication

February 22, 2019

Via: The Verge

When it comes to protecting your data, SMS-based or app-based two-factor authentication using your smartphone is more secure than depending only on passwords. But it can also be time-consuming to set up and use. Hardware-based security keys provide a fast, […]

Privacy, Security

Researchers exploit Intel SGX to hide malware

February 13, 2019

Via: Techradar

A team of researchers have discovered a way to run malicious code on systems with Intel chips in such a way that antivirus software is unable to detect it. When the chip giant released its Skylake processors back in 2015, […]

Cybersecurity, Privacy, Security

A new era in data awareness

February 6, 2019

Via: Techradar

We are at the dawn of a new era – a tipping point, if you will. This year GDPR became more than a ‘buzzword’. Last month, the first hefty fine was issued to Google by French regulators for failing to […]

Internet, Online entertainment, Privacy, Security

Google’s new Chrome Extension automatically checks your passwords are still secure

February 5, 2019

Via: The Verge

A new Chrome Extension from Google called Password Checkup will automatically check whether your passwords have been exposed in a data breach. Once installed, the extension checks any login details you use — Google says “most” US sites are supported […]

Privacy, Security

Data protection practices still poor, survey shows

January 28, 2019

Via: Computer Weekly

Eight months after the enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data protection practices in many organisations are still poor, research shows. More than two-thirds of employees (69%) share passwords with colleagues, according to Yubico’s 2019 State of […]

Privacy, Security

Beware Big Tech’s Data Privacy Doublespeak

January 7, 2019

Via: Fortune

Just a couple months ago, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty inveighed against big tech companies abusing people’s data at a privacy conference in Brussels. She cited a “trust crisis,” ascribing its origins to “the irresponsible handling of personal data by a […]

Privacy, Security

ExpressVPN launches new Mac and Android apps

January 2, 2019

Via: Techradar

Choosing a VPN that fits your needs can be difficult which is why TechRadar has highlighted the best VPN services of 2019. Our current top pick, ExpressVPN recently announced that it has completely redesigned its Mac and Android apps to […]

Privacy, Security

Facebook responds to claims that it shared users private messages

December 19, 2018

Via: Techradar

Following the news that Facebook has been embroiled in yet another privacy scandal, the company has released a blog post entitled ‘Let’s Clear Up a Few Things About Facebook’s Partners’. An investigation by the New York Times revealed Netflix, Spotify, […]