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The 7 Steps to Shopping Safely Online

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

With the holiday season baring down on us, holiday shoppers everywhere are exercising their clicking fingers and combing through countless Amazon search results pages in their hunt for the perfect online shopping deals. But all that credit card information isn’t necessarily safe, as we’ve…

Security

Seattle

Survey: 60 Percent of U.S. Consumers Wouldn’t Let Amazon Key Into Their Homes

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Privacy concerns are a huge aspect of modern life: We’re all connected to Facebook, Messenger, Instagram or tbh — and that’s just the social networks owned by Facebook. Google and Amazon also have near-omnipotent knowledge of our internet search histories or our purchase decisions….

Enqos – Tower V3

Apple

San Francisco

Is The New iPhone X Face ID an Invasion of Your Privacy?

By | Oct 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Apple’s annual September hype event always builds up to the reveal of a stunning new type of technology. This year’s was an entire additional phone, the iPhone X, and its new facial recognition tech Face ID, which reads your face before unlocking your phone. With…

Facebook

Palo Alto

Why You Shouldn’t Pay Attention to That Creepy Facebook AI Story

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

As a tech reporter, sometimes I can lose sight of how little the average person tends to care about tech news. No, nobody wants to hear that another random bitcoin startup just got funded, or how many billions of VC investments we saw this…

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…

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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…

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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…