Tag: encrypted

Mar 14 2016

Wire Pushes Open Standards And End-to-End Encryption For Video Chat

I like trying to keep track of applications that gives users the ability to do video chat, and Skype and Google Hangouts are probably the most common right now among most users, but last year the Scott co-founder Janus Friis launched a new project called Wire. The application is compatible with modern-day browsers such as …

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Mar 11 2016

Fast Growing Petition Puts Pressure On Netflix To Unblock VPN Users

There’s a lot of users that are using VPNs to connect into Netflix. Recently, Netflix started cracking down on their customers were using VPNs to access their services. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of customers that were using VPNs for legitimate purposes, but because people outside of the United States are using a VPN service to …

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Feb 29 2016

Netflix: Whoops, something went wrong… with your VPN use

There’s a fine line between legitimate use and misuse of a service. You can name everything starting with Napster, to Peer-to-Peer, Torrent’ing and VPN’s. Over the past couple of years, people have been using VPNs to circumvent the problems they’re having with their local ISPs not giving them full download speeds because they know that …

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Feb 18 2016

Encryption: Apple Is Standing On Principle – And They Are Right.

Since the time of Edward Snowden revealing that the governments of the world are spying on their citizens with their electronic devices and their mobile devices, encryption has become much more important. People don’t appreciate the idea that their information could be eavesdropped upon at any given time. Since the expose of global spying on …

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Aug 15 2013

The Encrypted Internet: The Security Effects of Edward Snowden

Regardless of how individuals may feel about Edward Snowden and the information that he leaked about the surveillance that the NSA was doing; the results of what he provided is going to be a tipping point in how the Internet handles communication going forward. The NSA has confirmed that it doesn’t intentionally collect information on …

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Jun 12 2013

How much do you trust the cloud now?

Over the past couple of years, there’s been huge push to using the cloud to collaborate on projects and to store personal data and do all kinds of activities, but with the recent revelations that a been in the news about the NSA surveilling people online. The major companies that have been reported as participating …

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Oct 31 2012

Creating a new website account— check the EULA for ‘perfect security’

There was an article that surfaced last week on Ars Technica that talked about the breach of security from Sony; the Sony PlayStation network last year. What’s happening there is amazing. Basically, the ruling is that Sony is not liable for damages because they didn’t promise ‘perfect security’. I think this sets a dangerous precedent …

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Jun 12 2012

‘Cloud’ Storage and my 3 concerns

For the past couple of years everything ‘new’ has been about the development of the ‘cloud’. The new operating systems from Apple and Microsoft are going to integrate cloud storage as a primary function to the operating system. I understand the function that cloud storage can provide, but my overall opinion of cloud storage is …

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Feb 28 2011

Google’s ‘Cloud’ failure forecasts bad weather

With a lot of content providers recently pushing the ‘cloud’ model of doing business; they’re trying to convince the customer base that putting all of your information onto a separate storage location on the Internet is the best thing to do… Google’s recent failure with Gmail reinforces my opinion that keeping information in the cloud, …

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Nov 06 2010

Hotmail Offers New HTTPS – Late.

Everyone should’ve an expectation of privacy on the web, but that simply isn’t he case; not everything is secure, nor encrypted. Yesterday, Hotmail decides they’re going to do this monumental thing for USERS and make Hotmail more secure out of the goodness of their heart; erm— no. It’s not that in actuality, it’s a show …

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