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15 Easy, Effective Ways to Start Winning Back Your Online Privacy

Someone recently asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year, and I had to think about it for a few minutes. I certainly don’t need any more stuff. However, if I could name one gift that would make me absolutely giddy, it would be getting a chunk of my privacy back. Like most people, the internet knows way too much about me — my age, address, phone
Publish At:2019-10-12 11:20 | Read:185 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety ad blockers children's privacy cloud security

Online Gaming Risks and Kids: What to Know and How to Protect Them

Reading Time: ~ 4 min. Online games aren’t new. Consumers have been playing them since as early as 1960. However, the market is evolving—games that used to require the computing power of dedicated desktops can now be powered by smartphones, and online gaming participation has skyrocketed. This unfortunately means that the dangers of online gaming have evolve
Publish At:2019-10-10 16:10 | Read:231 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Posts Home + Mobile antivirus privacy

Spanish Court Probes Alleged Spying of Assange at Ecuadorian Embassy

Spain's National Court is investigating a Spanish private security firm on suspicion it spied on Julian Assange on behalf of the US while he was inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, according to a ruling made public Wednesday.The court said in the document dated August 7 that it was investigating whether Undercover Global Ltd, which was responsible for s
Publish At:2019-10-10 12:00 | Read:188 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Tracking & Law Enforcement P

Tor to Reject End-of-Life Relays by Default

Starting with its next stable release, Tor (The Onion Router) browser will reject End-Of-Life relays by default, the Tor Project has announced.There are over 6,000 relays in the Tor network at the moment, some running software released going all the way back to the 0.2.4.x series, released on December 10, 2013. There are also 85 different Tor versions in use
Publish At:2019-10-10 12:00 | Read:210 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Risk Management Security Infrast

Do humans listen to the recordings made by smart assistants?

Smart assistants such as Siri, Alexa, and Google Home record snippets of your commands. However, they are not the only ones keeping a record of your voice commands or messages – Facebook’s Messenger app, and Apple’s Messages also record your voice. The tech giants use voice recording to improve their services, and this sometimes involves human review. Most o
Publish At:2019-10-10 10:35 | Read:127 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy Technology cybersecurity Privacy

Job seekers are scrubbing clean their social media accounts

byLisa VaasWe’re thrilled to pass along the findings of a new report that says that job seekers are doing what we’ve been begging them (as well as those people who are just fine with their current jobs, thank you very much) to do for years: button down privacy on their social media accounts, and mop up the splatter tracks of their nonprofessional
Publish At:2019-10-10 06:05 | Read:82 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook LinkedIn Privacy Social networks employment job app

Twitter Admits Phone Numbers Meant for Security Used for Ads

Twitter on Tuesday apologized after "inadvertently" using phone numbers and email addresses for advertising even though the personal data was provided for account security.Twitter users' phone numbers and email addresses -- submitted to allow for account authentication -- were matched with advertisers' own data to enable targeted ads."When you provided an em
Publish At:2019-10-09 00:00 | Read:115 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy

2020 Presidential Candidate Campaign Websites Fail On User Privacy

Despite everything that has happened over the last four years, the security posture of the 2020 presidential candidates' campaign websites is little better and often worse than it was in 2016.An Online Trust Audit, from the Online Trust Alliance (OTA -- part of the Internet Society), examined the visible privacy, website security and consumer protection post
Publish At:2019-10-08 12:00 | Read:227 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy

Signal Rushes to Patch Serious Eavesdropping Vulnerability

The developers of the popular privacy-focused messaging application Signal have rushed to patch a serious vulnerability in the Android version that can be exploited by an attacker to eavesdrop on users.The flaw, tracked as CVE-2019-17191, was discovered by Google Project Zero researcher Natalie Silvanovich. The issue was reported to Signal developers in late
Publish At:2019-10-07 12:00 | Read:258 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Vulnerabilities

Officials Push Facebook for Way to Peek at Encrypted Messages

Officials are calling on Facebook not to use encryption in its messaging services that does not provide authorities a way to see what is being sent.The request was made in a letter signed by US Attorney General William Barr, British home secretary Priti Patel and Australian minister for home affairs Peter Dutton."We are writing to request that Facebook does
Publish At:2019-10-04 12:00 | Read:302 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Data Protection Privacy & Co

Turkey Fines Facebook for Breach of Data Protection Laws

Turkey’s data protection authority says it has imposed a 1.6 million Turkish lira ($280,000) fine on Facebook for contravening the country’s data laws.The Turkish Personal Data Protection Council said Thursday that personal data belonging to 280,959 Turkish users, including their names, gender, birth dates, relationship status, religion and search history, w
Publish At:2019-10-04 12:00 | Read:395 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

Chapter Preview: Birth to Age 2 – First Footprints

When your baby is on the way, their privacy and digital security is probably the last thing you have on your mind. At least it’s way down there on the list—of course it is! You’re preparing for a bright, joyous addition to your family and home. Everything you’re doing is intended to create an environment that is safe and comfortable, so your baby knows a war
Publish At:2019-10-03 11:20 | Read:205 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices cybersecurity data protection privac

Health Data of 5 Million Americans Freely Accessible Online

Personal details of approximately 5 million U.S. residents that include security information, X-rays and MRIs, and in some cases even SSNs are sitting readily available for anyone “armed” with a browser and access to the internet. In a collaboration between ProPublica and the German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk, the media organizations identi
Publish At:2019-10-03 10:35 | Read:238 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News cybersecurity Privacy

U.S. to Collect DNA of All Undocumented Migrants

The US government plans to collect the DNA of all migrants detained after entering the country illegally, officials said Wednesday.The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is developing a plan to take DNA samples from each of the undocumented immigrants and store it in a national database for criminal DNA profiles, they said. Speaking to journalists on
Publish At:2019-10-03 00:00 | Read:190 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy

Google Expands Use of Password Checkup Tool, Unveils New Privacy Features

Google on Wednesday announced that its Password Checkup tool has been added to the Account password manager, and the company has unveiled some new security and privacy features for YouTube, Maps and Assistant.Launched in February 2019 as an extension for Chrome, Password Checkup is designed to display a warning whenever users log in to a website with credent
Publish At:2019-10-02 12:00 | Read:243 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Email Security I

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