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How to encrypt (almost) anything

It's all too easy to neglect data security, especially for a small business. While bigger organizations have IT departments, service contracts, and enterprise hardware, smaller companies frequently rely on consumer software, which lacks the same sort of always-on security functionality.<p>But that …

How to prevent Google from tracking you

Much has been made of Google's new privacy policy, which takes effect March 1. If you're concerned about Google misusing your personal information or sharing too much of it with advertisers and others, there are plenty of ways to thwart Web trackers.<p>But what exactly are you thwarting? You don't …

How to delete your Facebook account once and for all

You have a gambling addiction. A pretty serious one, actually.<p>You rise each day and take a trip to Mark Zuckerberg's bustling casino. You arrive, hoping you might see familiar faces, but all the other gamblers are people you don't give a crap about. You shrug and head to a slot machine. You crank …

You Can use Free Email Safely (but most people don’t)

Free email is popular, ubiquitous ... and risky. Free email accounts are lost regularly with no hope of recovery. I'll review how you can use free …

Your Yahoo Account Was Definitely Hacked – Here’s What You Should Do To Stay Safe

Do you think you weren’t affected by Yahoo’s massive account breach? Think again. The biggest hack of all time just got a whole lot bigger. Yahoo’s …

Yahoo

'Yahoo is not safe to use,' former company engineer says - The Parallax

‘Yahoo is not safe to use,’ former company engineer says<p>December 16, 2016<p>It’s been a tough year for Yahoo, but following news of another breach of …

Yahoo

The top ten mistakes that make life easy for cyber-criminals

Russian hackers have managed to get into the German government's computers. We don't know exactly how they did it. But we do know which common …

Cybersecurity

How to Turn Off Facebook's Face Recognition Features

In recent days, more and more Facebook users started seeing a notification about how the social network uses its facial recognition technology. When …

The Feds May Be Able to Spy on Your iPhone (But You Can Easily Stop Them)

Thanks to reporting by <i>Forbes</i> writer Thomas Fox-Brewster, it now looks like the U.S. government has been able to access the data on every model of …

Over 400 of the World's Most Popular Websites Record Your Every Keystroke, Princeton Researchers Find

“Session replay scripts” can be used to log (and then playback) everything you typed or clicked on a website.<p>Most people who’ve spent time on the internet have some understanding that many websites log their visits and keep record of what pages they’ve looked at. When you search for a pair of shoes …

LinkedIn phishing scam: Hackers use compromised accounts to steal Gmail, Yahoo and AOL credentials

A new campaign involves hacked LinkedIn accounts being used to spread phishing links via InMail and private messages.<p>Phishing scams have increasingly …

How to turn off Facebook's new face recognition features

Facebook has been giving users a scare as people have started noticing a notification in its mobile app, declaring it was introducing face …

The most valuable data tech companies collect about you

The privacy debate tends to focus on how big companies handle "private" information like Social Security Numbers, credit histories, financial …

Machine Learning

Security Implications of the End of Net Neutrality

<b>Internet Traffic Modifications by ISPs After the Decision to End Net Neutrality Create a Huge Potential Attack Surface</b><p>A huge amount of ink has been …

Windows Defender ATP Detects Spyware Used by Law Enforcement: Microsoft

<b>Microsoft Dissects FinFisher’s Complex Infection Process</b><p>Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) is capable of detecting …

Military, FBI, and ICE Are Customers of Controversial ‘Stalkerware’

Consumer spyware is popular not just with the general population, but also with members of the US government.<p><b>This story is part of</b> <b>When Spies Come Home</b><b>, a Motherboard series about powerful surveillance software ordinary people use to spy on their loved ones.</b><p>Dozens of employees from US federal law …

Facebook's face recognition 'optional' tool is widely rolling out to users, but it raises a lot of privacy concerns- Technology News, Firstpost

Back in December last year, Facebook announced that it is rolling out new “optional” tool that will use its <b>facial recognition</b> prowess to protect user …

Social Media

A Judge Denied Facebook's Attempt To Kill A Privacy Suit Over Biometric Face Prints

In 2o15 and 2016, a rush of class-action lawsuits were filed by people in Illinois against tech companies. The impetus was an unusual law in the US …

Have YOU been infected? Nearly a third of adults have a 'digital STI' from watching porn online

If you regularly watch porn on your computer or smartphone , there’s a high chance that your device has been infected by a ‘digital STI’, a new study …

Avoid Becoming a Crypto-Mining Bot: Where to Look for Mining Malware and How to Respond

At a white elephant party in northern Colorado in December, a friend of mine was telling me that he’d borrowed against his children’s college funds …

UK police are using AI to inform custodial decisions – but it could be discriminating against the poor

An algorithm designed to help UK police make custody decisions has been altered amid concerns that it could discriminate against people from poorer …

Public Wi-Fi Attacks - Starbucks

One of the dangers when working while on the road is using public Wi-Fi access points, such as the ones you find in your hotel, airport or local …

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner contemplates new online erasure, data protection rules

TORONTO/NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence) - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), which oversees the administration and enforcement of data privacy law, is mulling over policy reforms to offer Canadians more regulatory tools to protect their personal information …

Stop replacing London’s phone boxes with corporate surveillance

Over the last few months an unfamiliar object has begun to appear on London’s streets. Ratty old BT payphones, that of late had only functioned as …

Facebook’s vaguely worded face recognition “announcement” coincided with a legal setback

Perhaps you saw a post this morning on your Facebook feed touting face recognition for “more features.” According to the social network, this ability to analyze users’ faces–which before only helped users tag photos–is becoming even more widespread.<p>For background: Facebook has long analyzed …

Chrome Lets Hackers Phish Even 'Unphishable' Yubikey Users

There's no better way to protect yourself from the universal scourge of phishing attacks than with a hardware token like a Yubikey, which stymies …

New Spectre attack variant can pry secrets from Intel's SGX protected enclaves

Sensitive data protected by Intel's Software Guard Extensions could be open to a new side-channel attack.<p><i>Video: Meltdown-Spectre attack variants</i> …

How to remove Unroll.me from your Gmail account

If your inbox is out of control with hundreds of newsletters, you're not alone. The service Unroll.me was born from this rapidly growing problem. Once you connect your Gmail account, it skims your email for newsletters to allow you to either unsubscribe from them or roll all of them up into a …

Disconnect

The Four Best Free Email Services

Email used to be the sole domain of the earthbound office worker, a boring and beige evolution of the fax and the sticky note. These days, email is …