Tag: privacy

The Misplaced Trust And Breach Of Privacy By Facebook

The question of handling user data with Facebook is nothing new. Users and privacy groups have been concerned with how Facebook utilizes user data for a long time. This past week, it has become abundantly clear that Facebook is not putting enough emphasis on handling and protecting user data. All this comes after revelations that …

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VPN’s Are Good, And Not All VPN Users Are Pirates

This morning, an article popped up indicating that PIA [Private Internet Access] was discontinuing service in Russia because of new laws that they passed. The new law indicated that VPN servers operating in Russia must maintain an activity log on all users for the duration of a year. I think the most part, they’re probably …

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Consumers Deserve To Have Encryption And Privacy

As of late, I’m finding the whole discussion about encryption to be quite intriguing.  It seems that most people in technology  value of the idea of encryption and privacy to be pretty high.  No one wants a stranger to be able to come along and eavesdrop on your conversation, look at your data or your …

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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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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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Review: Bitdefender Internet Security 2016

It’s hard to believe that there’s people in the world that are working just as hard to infect and steal your personal information as there are making a living at trying to protect you from those threats. That comparison may be off by quite a bit. There’s quite a few vendors/products on the market that …

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The Good and Bad Uses of Aerial Drones

By now, you’ve probably seen a lot of articles about aerial drones. Everyone seems to have the science-fiction view of what drones are and what they can do. Unfortunately, with technology, where some people see innovation and providing a service, others see drones as an opportunity to be exploited for more nefarious uses. We’ve already …

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I hate Facebook and why I can’t quit

I guess it sounds funny for someone to say that they hate Facebook, but in my case, it’s true. I hate Facebook. I hate Facebook for all the arguments it causes, all the drama it instigates and social awkwardness it imposes on people by having someone leave an off-color comment. But you really have to …

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Do On Facebook

Facebook started in February 2004, and ever since then, people have been placing status updates on Facebook; putting everything out there. In most cases, people enjoy seeing status updates on what their friends and family are doing, but in smaller circles, where people talk under their breath, you might find yourself in a category where …

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Facebook Graph Search is just creepy

Facebook has established itself very well and is a very popular tool for connecting socially with your friends and family, but one of the things that I don’t agree with Facebook on is their venture into just being outright creepy, and their idea of want to become your Internet search hub. With all the problems …

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