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A Real-Life Hacker Reveals What You Should Stop Doing Online

One tip: Before you Insta that photo, pay attention to what's in the background.<p>Stephanie Carruthers is a “white hat” hacker known as Snow whose clients include both Fortune 100 companies and startups. In 2014, she won the Social Engineering Capture the Flag competition at DEF CON, one of the …

Social Media

Delete yourself from the Internet's people finder sites: Is it worth it?

You may have run across various people-finder websites when trying to find forgotten friends' phone numbers or addresses. Or maybe — as I discovered — a near stranger found out a lot about me by paying a small fee.<p>If you're uncomfortable with the information that’s publicly available about you, you …

Privacy

19 Hidden Amazon Shopping Tricks You Should Be Using—Even if You're Not a Prime Member

All the ways to be an Amazon power user.<p>Amazon is huge. So huge, in fact, that approximately 64% of American households had a Prime membership in …

A Stunning Short Film Shot Exclusively With a Drone

Many elements have to come together to make a decent short; and I think, in this video by filmmaker Jay Worsley, everything came together …

Drones

5 Things Entrepreneurs Do Mindlessly Every Day That Sabotage Their Success

Insidious habits could have you stuck in a rut. Break free by celebrating small wins and focusing on the big picture.<p>Would you sabotage your own success?<p>Not intentionally, of course. You wouldn't do obvious things, such as showing up late (or not at all), being too casual with clients, …

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this.<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and Google is not to …

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches

Another week, another massive privacy scandal. When it’s not Facebook admitting it allowed data on as many as 87 million users to be sucked out by a developer on its platform who sold it to a political consultancy working for the Trump campaign, or dating app Grindr ‘fessing up to sharing its …

You’re apathetic about privacy, and Facebook is counting on it

Facebook may be under scrutiny from privacy regulators, and its CEO in the hot seat in front of Congress, but the social network doesn’t expect any …

Understand the GDPR guidelines for obtaining lawful consent to process data

The acquisition of clear and express consent to process personal data under the GDPR will be a priority for all organizations starting May 25, 2018. …

Personal Data

A beginner's guide to flying your drone without crashing it

Safely take to the skies.<p>So you've just purchased a shiny new drone. As soon as you register your high-tech device (required for fliers that weight anything from 0.55 to 55 pounds, which most consumer UAVs do), you'll be ready to take to the skies. But wait—what if you crash and destroy your drone …

Essential Dos and Don'ts When Flying Drones

Everyone loves drones for the obvious reason that they give spectacular views. Irrespective of who is flying, the dos and don'ts remain the same, and …

This smartphone controlled paper airplane is so much more fun than a drone

Quadcopter drones are fun and all, but they’re also pretty tired at this point. Seriously, how many times can you watch your quadcopter putter around …

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

Protect your privacy online with these data-guarding browser extensions

How to fight web trackers.<p>We all know that Facebook and other companies collect data about us. But that's the tip of the iceberg. Web trackers, on everything from shopping sites to social networks, follow your online activities every time you dip a digital toe into the internet. These advertisers …

Cybersecurity: How to devise a winning strategy

Cybersecurity incidents and breaches can seriously damage a company, making it imperative that security risk management is integral to corporate …

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Not an April Fools’ prank<p>Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare …

If you don’t # DeleteFacebook it’s your funeral

# DeleteFacebook is a rapidly growing movement that has seen over US$80 billion wiped off Facebook’s share price, or Faecesbook as it is now known, …

How to ‘poison’ your data before you delete Facebook

Over the past few weeks, we’ve learned a lot about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and how Facebook uses your data. The revelations have pushed many …

GDPR: how can I email data securely to comply with the new regulations?

As a freelance media professional, I am often asked by my various employers to send copies of my passport, completed visa forms and other sensitive data in the form of email attachments. I have recently questioned this and have not really got a satisfactory response. I have tried uploading these …

Privacy

FBI Tells Users To Protect Their Data

10/4/2016<br>10:20 AM<p>100%<p>0%<p>FBI marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month by reiterating obligation to fight cybercrime.<p>On the occasion of National …

State Attorneys General Asked Facebook These 7 Questions About Cambridge Analytica

The pressure is piling up on Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.<p>Following the revelations that London-based Cambridge Analytica had harvested data from …

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18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

I still hate email, but I love Canary

For Mac users, there exist no shortage of great email applications. If you’re keeping score, Newton, Spark, Polymail, and Airmail all deserve high marks. As a bit of a perpetual email client switcher, I’ve used all at one point or another and I think it’s really a preference at this point — so many …

Apps

The best VPNs for iOS if you're looking for more privacy

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, are relevant tools to anyone concerned about fast-diminishing privacy on the internet.<p>These days, it's difficult …

Privacy

6 Best Open source Personal Cloud Software to Setup Cloud storage

The huge content creation of images, videos, documents and other files from different digital devices increases the demand for storage devices and …

Software

Tips for Mastering E-mail Overload

by Stever Robbins<p>Being at or near the the top of your organization, everyone wants a piece of you. So they send you e-mail. It makes you feel …

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google