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How to Make Sure Your Password Is Actually Protecting You

By | Mar 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Your personal information is a valuable commodity on the digital market, and passwords remain the first line of defense against malware, phishing scams, and data hacks. Unfortunately, years of misconceptions about password strength have left users unsure how best to create a secure login….

Security

5 Apps Doing a Terrible Job of Protecting Your Privacy

By | Mar 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Whether it’s surfing the web or changing your clothes, everyone deserves a little privacy. Unfortunately, one of the biggest downfalls of our widely-connected, technology-obsessed society is that keeping your personal information to yourself is pretty much impossible. Whether its 20-page privacy policies or pre-ticked…

Ecosystems

Moscow

How Closed Circuit TV and Artificial Intelligence Are Making Moscow Safer

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 8:30 am

Between all the public, home and business security cameras and smartphones, let’s face it, we are most likely on camera at some point. Closed circuit television (CCTV) is in widespread use in public spaces, government buildings, and private establishments. The ease and lower cost…

Security

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….

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…

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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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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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…