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  • Why your personal data is being bought and sold at will
    Why your personal data is being bought and sold at will
    In this era of big data, there are some things you would probably consider to be personal and private information. This would include your political party, religion, where you shop, the number of children you have and their ages, your birthdate,...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Takes Tough Stance on Consumer Privacy Rights
    Victims of privacy breaches basically powerless, thanks to U.S. Supreme Court
    2014 has been an important year not only for privacy breaches, but for victims of privacy violations. Although there have been more data breaches than ever before, disproportionately targeting U.S. consumers, there are few legal remedies left for...
  • Poe and Black
    Reps. Black, Poe introduce bill to prevent race questions on 4473
    In the wake of reports earlier this week that questioned the necessity of asking race and ethnicity questions on the Federal Form 4473 to purchase a firearm, two members of Congress today introducedlegislationthat would outlaw the practice.Reps....
  • Kate Upton hacked
    KeepSafe could help people avoid being hacked like celebrities
    As celebrities such as Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield and Chloë Grace Moretz continue to speak out against the recent thefts of photos and videos of more than 100 individuals, including several famous people such as Jennifer Lawrence and...
  • Surfeasy protects your Online Privacy
    Surfeasy Helps Users Retain Online Privacy
    Toronto based start-up Surfeasy is dedicated to help user retain what is left of their privacy in the digital age. The company has created a web browsing tool that encrypts data so that it becomes meaningless to prying eyes, and the company says...
  • Facebook Messenger considered downright frightening
    Facebook Messenger considered downright frightening
    A recent article posted in the early morning hours of August 10, 2014 on The Unofficial Apple Weblog is rating the forced use of the newly required Facebook Messenger app with extremely poor marks. Users are sending messages to Facebook in huge...
  • Johny Dronehunter: Defender of Privacy
    'Dronehunter' ad for shotgun silencer... because 'Murica
    There's been lots of talk about hunting drones, from threats toplug Amazon dronesfrom the skyto city councils proposing the issuance of "drone hunting licenses."One manufacturer of weapon silencers has taken it a step further. Meet ...
  • Servers
    What information do you give the government when you travel to Ireland?
    You have to show your passport to TSA and customs officials when you travel internationally, and you have to declare any goods you have with you. But did you know that the government stores a lot more information about your trip, most of which is...
  • The Right to Privacy
    The Right to Privacy
    The more technological advanced we become, the higher the degree the potential exists for an invasion of our privacy. Imagine how difficult it must have been for people’s personal information to get stolen—10,000 years ago.We now live...
  • Decision-makers must lead
    The Bill of Rights in Technology, Center Stage
    Today’s innovation is becoming increasingly better and eye-opening. We speak often of it in products or services. Fundamentally, all industries are reflective of new technology. Winners and losers can be quite defined by those applying them...
  • Protecting Internet privacy is about to get even harder
    Protecting Internet privacy is about to get even harder
    Will there really be privacy in the Internet of Things? That’s the central question that a group of government regulators, university professors, and tech industry lawyers grappled with last week at a conference organized and hosted by...
  • Dueling initiatives
    ‘There is no right of privacy for gun owners’ – the anti-gun mindset
    Today’s Seattle Times report about the latest Elway Poll on Washington State’s dueling initiatives provides a few revealing looks into how anti-gunners think; an alarming perspective that surfaces elsewhere in the gun debate whenever...
  • Adobe
    Companies rush to fix latest security breach in Adobe Flash
    When it comes to security and safety, Adobe’s Flash is not the most secure piece of software around. Over the years Flash has had many notable security flaws exploited, and a report from Krebson Security on July 9 suggests that there is yet...
  • Closet space
    Be mindful and respectful of your roommate and their belongings
    Growing up, parents always tell their children not to do anything that they wouldn’t want done to themselves. These are words of wisdom passed down from generation to generation and are not meant to go in one ear and out the other. This...
  • The Blackphone, a phone made for security, will be available in July
    The Blackphone, a phone made for security, will be available in July
    If you’re worried about the level of security offered by your phone (we really all should be a little concerned) a new phone has been created just for you. Shipping this week to those who pre-ordered it, The Blackphone will shortly be...