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Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 9:20 am

Convenience is at the heart of product development. Simply put, if it can make life easier, it’s a good idea. This common approach to consumerism is what thrust the Internet of Things (IoT) into the mainstream, placing products like virtual voice assistants, WiFi-connected speakers, and…

Security

Security and Privacy Are Essential for the Growth of the Smart Home Industry

By | May 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

The smart homes industry is huge. In 2016, the global market value for smart homes surpassed the $50 billion mark, with a projected annual growth rate of 14.26 percent between 2017 and 2022. Analysts expect market value to hit $119 billion by 2022, making it…

Security

Building a Smart Home? Here Are 7 Ways to Protect Your Privacy

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 9:15 am

Just like TVs, watches, cellphones, and other IoT devices, households are slowly but surely getting smarter. As the public’s interest in smart home technology gain a foothold, security and privacy concerns continue to rise. After all, you’re basically linking essential pieces of tech in…

Security

7 Tips For Safe Browsing and Protecting Your Privacy

By | Feb 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

Everyone is vulnerable on the internet in one way or the other. Everyone visits different kinds of web pages, services, and forums, which are often prone to cyber attacks. Many big leaks and hacking incidents have already happened, and it is important to learn few do…

Social Media

FindFace Now Allows You to Search Twitter Users by Their Face

By | Dec 28, 2016 at 9:15 am

When someone wants to look for a specific user on Twitter, it’s likely that the first thought is to use the network’s search tool. There, one can search by name, username, or by content. But sometimes, this just isn’t enough, making searches too time consuming…

Security

Is It Risky to Use a VPN on a Mobile Phone?

By | Sep 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm

The intent to circumvent restrictions to free Internet use, or simply the desire to protect one’s privacy, surely helped to bring VPNs to the spotlight. These Virtual Private Networks are tools that channel data through a private path on the web, encrypting the data…

Security

The 10 Biggest Data Breaches and Their Causes [Infographic]

By | Jul 5, 2016 at 11:45 am

In recent years, several big companies and websites were target to cyber attacks and data breaches. Acer, Facebook, Netflix and LinkedIn are just some of the examples and, whether it the initial purpose of the perpetrators or not, these attacks resulted in the stealing of personal…

Opinion/Analysis

What John Oliver Has to Say About Apple, the FBI, and Secure Messaging

By | Mar 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm

John Oliver, the host of Last Week Tonight on HBO, dedicated his most recent episode to exploring the controversial debate surrounding Apple and the FBI. In it, he summarizes the debate, offers his own opinion – with which I agree, and gives secure messaging…

Security

Shake Your Head for the Worst Passwords of 2015

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 10:07 am

You’d think people would have learned by now. Despite the fact that security breaches and online identity theft have become alarmingly common in the news, many people don’t seem to be taking their own security on the internet all that seriously. An annual report…

Opinion/Analysis

5 Essential Tech Tips for Single Living

By | Jan 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Moving into your own place sans roommates is a huge milestone. You’re part of a growing trend — 27 percent of Americans live alone now, up from a mere 5 percent in the 1920s. And the key to loving your bachelor/bachelorette pad is necessary…

Trends

Hackers Are Getting to You Through Those Online Ads

By | Nov 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm

If you didn’t know, hackers buy advertising traffic on par with ads publishers. And you should think twice before clicking on any of the online ads you see on the Internet. The latest research from The Media Trust shows that video ads have recently…

Product Launch

Minneapolis

Vidku is the Video Messenger App for Everyone

By | Nov 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Pull out your phone and take a look at your apps. How many of them are used to communicate with other people in some form? You’ve got your typical text messages, probably a messenger like Facebook or Whatsapp, for video Skype or Google Hangouts,…

Security

Practical E-Mail Security Lessons from Ashley Madison

By | Sep 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Unless you’ve been truly off the grid the past few weeks, you’ve heard about the hack of Ashley Madison, the website dedicated to making extramarital affairs as easy as online dating. Are you one of those unlucky would-be Romeos whose account details on Ashley…

Facebook

Boston

Facebook Rescinds Internship Offer After Student Exposes Privacy Flaws

By | Aug 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

A Harvard student was rescinded an internship offer at Facebook after it exposed a major privacy flaw in Messenger. The report comes from Boston.com and says three months ago, Harvard undergraduate Aran Khanna had the coveted Silicon Valley internship offer taken away after he…

Product Launch

Google’s New ‘My Account’ Hub a Central Place to Manage Your Privacy

By | Jun 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

This morning, Google announced a new centralized hub where users can better manage their privacy controls. Simply called “My Account“, Google users can now easily and more efficiently manage their privacy and security settings for their various Google services, including Search, Maps, and YouTube….

Reports & Rankings

STUDY: Majority of Americans Not Confident in Social Media Privacy

By | May 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

According to a report released yesterday by the Pew Research Center, the majority of adults in the United States (69 percent of them) aren’t confident that social media sites like Facebook and Twitter will keep their personal data private and secure. The report by…

Tips & How To’s

Turning Your Community into Passionate Brand Advocates

By | Apr 6, 2015 at 11:45 am

Developing a trusted relationship with your user base isn’t an easy task, especially when first launching a new product. There is nothing more valuable than earning the trust of your early users and harnessing that trust (and satisfaction) into passionate advocacy. When you consider…