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Music Industry

Designing for a science fiction future

When Julian Bleecker first set foot in a lab at the University of Washington Seattle researching human-computer interaction, he was at a loss. He’d …

Science Fiction

CybertronPC Launches New CLX Line Of Luxury, High Performance Desktop And Mobile PCs

ongtime Kansas-based system builder, CybertronPC, just announced that it is launching a new line of custom PCs under the brand CLX. The CLX moniker stands for “CybertronPC Luxury Experience”, and new line-up us systems featuring the brand will consist of custom desktop systems and laptops targeted …

Mobile

Bernie Sanders Calls Hillary Clinton's Emails 'A Very Serious Issue'

Just because he called them her "damn emails" doesn't mean he doesn't think they're important.<p>Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is still steering clear of directly attacking opponent Hillary Clinton over her email controversy, but said Sunday it's a "serious issue" -- and that his …

FCC Allows Further Testing of LTE Service in Unlicensed Spectrum Used by Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi Alliance says it remains concerned about commercial deployment, but didn't oppose the request to allow further testing.<p>Today, cellphones often have the ability to grab data over Wi-Fi or over LTE. But if Verizon and Qualcomm have their way, phones may soon use the same LTE technology even …

Cellular Networks

Does everyone have an app inside them?

I suggested here last month that the killer app everyone is building, if only in their head, is the modern version of the novel or screenplay we all …

U.S. Navy launches new warship

The U.S. Navy launched the USS Sioux City into the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin on January 30, 2016.

Military

Facebook Pays Astonishingly Little in Corporate Taxes

Facebook’s corporate taxes don’t appear to match its large profits.<p>The company’s revenues in the U.K. in 2014 were around $1 billion. According to …

Social Media
Cuba

Google Project Skybender could bring super fast internet with the use of drones

We tend to take the internet for granted around these parts of the planet, but access to the world wide web happens to be a bit of a privilege. According to Internet Live Stats, only about 40% of the world has an internet connection.<p>Considering that Google’s business revolves mostly around …

Project Loon

Australians can use roaming for free in New Zealand with Vodafone

After years in the #Vodafail wilderness, telecommunications company Vodafone really, really wants Australians to like them. And what better way to …

Leaked iPad Air 3 case images hint at Smart Connector support, rear camera flash, and more

A new leak spotted by Macoatakara that first appeared on an Alibaba site appears to hint at some potential changes coming with the iPad Air 3. Earlier this month, Mark Gurman reported that Apple announce a new version of the iPad Air at a March press event alongside new Apple Watch models. Now, a …

Mobile Technology

What Your Smart Phone Says About You

<b>Today's is a guest blog by an anonymous friend:</b> <br>Smart phones are now pretty much electronic oxygen; everybody needs one every day. For more and more …

Skype is not secure

<b>I have never used Skype because I do not trust it. Lately, some others have decided not to not trust it either. Here’s an article from</b> …

The Feds can track you via Stingray

Federal agents have been have routinely using a sophisticated cell phone tracking tool called Stingray” for years. Stingray can pinpoint callers’ …

How to fill your prescription anonymously

I am posting a copy of my blog post from February 2009 again, because the system is still valid--at least in some cases. (If your doctor has signed …

“The Internet is a Surveillance State”

If you think you can hide your Google searches, Facebook page, or smartphone use, think again. Read “The Internet is a Surveillance State” by Bruce …

Are your 16-character passwords REALLY safe?

According to an article in the UK’s Daily Mail, hackers can crack your 16-character passwords in less than an HOUR<br>The above picture shows “a …

Never open your door to a stranger!

For the past 14 years I have preached the same message in word and in print: <i>HIDE YOUR HOME ADDRESS</i>. <br>That means that you never open your door unless …

Cops To Return $1M To Stripper!

<b>FROM ABC NEWS AND MANY OTHER SOURCES:</b> <br>“A federal judge has ruled that Nebraska cops must return over $1 million confiscated at a traffic stop from a …

Best new book on digital security

I just finished reading Michael Bazzell's new book, Personal Digital Security. I was almost put off by the unattractive cover, but Michael has an …

Is there some way to send a private message to someone?

If you mean so that no one (not even the government) can read the message or even identify the sender or receiver, then yes, you may still be able to …

David and Goliath review (new feature)

From time to time, I will recommend books and products on this blog. Although these will be affiliate links, I will never feature any item that I …

Privacy consultations: Panama, Ecuador

In mid-September I will be spending some time in both Panama and Ecuador. If you wish to arrange a consultation with me, there will be no extra …

Privacy consultations in either Las Vegas or Boston

If interest warrants it, I will travel to either city on June 15th and remain there for a week. If you wish to meet me, I will allow a $1.000 credit …

Innovation

HHS Withdraws Breach Notification Final Rule (but breach notification still effective)

Interesting press release from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) relating to the HITECH Breach Notification Final Rule. The Interim …

Online Behavioral Advertising: The European Union Controversy

On June 24, 2010, the European Union's body that addresses data protection issues, the so-called Article 29 Working Party, adopted Opinion 2/2010 …

Patient privacy group welcomes HHS withdrawal of HITECH Act breach notification rule

The Patient Privacy Rights Foundation welcomed last week’s announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that it was withdrawing …

We've moved! Note our URL change!

After a "summer hiatus," we have relaunched the Privacy and Security MATTERS Blog on a new platform.Note our new blog address and make sure to change …