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The Latest Online Scams to Avoid in June

By | Jun 6, 2018 at 6:04 am

Another month, another round of security threats and online scams. In the past week alone, it was reported that 500,000 routers worldwide are host to Russian-origin malware. The internet security news cycle means you’re never far from breaking news of another data breach or security…

Data

How the GDPR Has Affected the Tech Community So Far

By | Jun 1, 2018 at 10:00 am

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a directive from the European Union that aims to “protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world.” By updating regulations that are old enough to drink, the EU has set the…

Security

Russian Hackers Infect 500k Routers with Malware

By | May 30, 2018 at 4:49 am

Hackers, believed to be supported by the Russian government, have infected 500,000 wireless routers worldwide with malware, security experts claim. The attack has been traced back to a group alleged to have interfered with the recent U.S. elections.   The malware, known as “VPNFilter”…

Security

Yes, Your Boss Is Allowed to Read Your Private Emails

By | May 29, 2018 at 11:00 am

If you’re in the middle of writing a scathing email about your company to one of your work buddies, you might want to reconsider. Not only because there’s no place for negativity in the workplace, but also because there’s a good chance your boss…

Amazon

Amazon Selling Facial Recognition Tech to Law Enforcement

By | May 24, 2018 at 11:53 am

Amazon, one of the world’s most powerful tech companies, has quietly been selling its facial recognition technology to U.S. law enforcement. Email and document evidence has found that in 2017, Amazon sold its “Rekognition” facial recognition and people-tracking software to two law enforcement bodies…

Security

China

Kaspersky, Huawei, and the Geopolitics of Tech Companies

By | May 18, 2018 at 7:02 am

The Russian cybersecurity software company Kaspersky Labs is opening a core data center in Switzerland in a move intended to restore customer trust. Why the image rehabilitation? In a word: Russia. Kaspersky’s home country has turned it into a geopolitical persona non grata in…

Social Networking

Change Your Twitter Password Immediately – Yes, Yours Too

By | May 4, 2018 at 5:53 am

Happy World Password Day. In some spectacular timing, Twitter’s 336 million users are being cautioned to change their Twitter passwords immediately, following an embarrassing revelation of an error in how password data is stored by the company. Yes, it’s a pain, but this means…

Security

The Online Scams of the Month: Minecraft, WhatsApp, and a Canadian Pharmacy

By | May 3, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Online scams have become as much a part of the internet as cat videos and social media arguments. From ridiculous claims by “Nigerian princes” to extremely convincing fake login pages, cyber criminals have evolved their methods. Awareness of the latest scam threats is your…

Security

Read Before You Agree: How to Understand Online Terms of Service

By | May 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The security of the internet is finally getting its moment in the spotlight, with online giants being scrutinized as never before. And with data breaches, online hacks, and everyone’s favorite social media giant run amok, it’s about time. However, while internet users are finally…

Remote work

The Secret to Security in the Age of Remote Working

By | Apr 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm

In 2018, the future of the location-independent workforce is brighter than ever. Who wouldn’t want the flexibility of taking the occasional (or regular) opportunity to break from the office and work where it suits you? Employees love it, and businesses increasingly see the sense…

Security

Meltdown and Spectre Fixes May Not Cause Catastrophic Slowdown After All

By | Mar 28, 2018 at 11:04 am

Processors. They’re not exciting, they’re not sexy, but the moment they stop running properly, you’ll sure know about it. That’s why the reveal this January that every computer, tablet and smartphone on the planet (yes, yours too) was affected by the Meltdown and Spectre…

Security

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….

Facebook

How Much Does Facebook Know About You? Three Tools to Find Out

By | Mar 22, 2018 at 1:00 am

For years, millions of us have shrugged off nagging privacy concerns about Facebook’s use of our data. Now, with Facebook at the heart of a colossal data-mining process conducted by political-strategy company Cambridge Analytica, those days are abruptly behind us. Your likes, your interests,…

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…

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Austin

Battling Cyber Hackers: The Next Generation of War Games

By | Mar 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm

In 2017, society experienced more data security breaches than any year prior. “The final number of data breaches reported was 1,579, a 45 percent increase over 2016’s number of data breaches. Businesses continued to suffer the majority of breaches and more than eight times…

Startups & Apps

9 Apps and Websites to Help You Travel the World

By | Jan 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm

47 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 34 would rather spend money on travelling than on buying a house. That’s nearly twice the amount of those 45 and older — 26 percent — who said the same. That’s quite the generational difference,…

Business

The Modern Guide to Your Startup Workplace

By | Oct 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Our vision of what an “office” looks like has changed over the decades, from the smoky, burbon-filled Mad Men offices of the 60s to the soul-sucking, flickering-lightbulb workplace of Office Space. But some classic elements of office work are still sticking around: The nine-to-five….