Google’s Infinite Reach – How Google Builds a Profile on Everyone

There’s a lot of talk about the invasive practices of FaceBook right now, but somehow Google has skated by largely unfazed by the public outcry against privacy violations and the snowballing impact of too much personal information being out there with ambiguous consent from the parties being snooped on. Through the lens of privacy activism, … Continue reading “Google’s Infinite Reach – How Google Builds a Profile on Everyone”

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Identity and Card Theft – Shielding Yourself from the Unsafe Small Business

With a constant stream of news of big organizations that have neglected their security, we often forget that the most vulnerable organizations are the small and medium businesses that don’t have the resources to build elaborate security teams. These businesses can have a single iPad, phone or dated register protecting their critical customer data. They … Continue reading “Identity and Card Theft – Shielding Yourself from the Unsafe Small Business”

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  • Jan 24, 2019
  • Derek Zimmer
  • Open Source, Privacy, Security,

Chromium to Weaken Ad-Blockers – Impacts Chrome, Edge and Brave Browsers

Chromium Moves to Weaken Ad-Blockers Googles’ developers of Chromium, the framework that makes up not only the Chromium browser, but many other browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and the Brave browser have announced changes they plan to make to how extensions work. This change is directly aimed at how ad-blockers work. It removes the … Continue reading “Chromium to Weaken Ad-Blockers – Impacts Chrome, Edge and Brave Browsers”

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  • Jan 9, 2019
  • Derek Zimmer
  • Net Neutrality, News, Open Source, Privacy, Security,

OpenVPN 2.5.0 – What is Coming to OpenVPN in 2019

OpenVPN is the old guard of the VPN world. It is powerful, stable, and it has a large and enthusiastic dev community backed by multiple commercial interests. A new dot release is scheduled to be released this year, with many new features that aim to make OpenVPN easier to use and resist censorship. Here is … Continue reading “OpenVPN 2.5.0 – What is Coming to OpenVPN in 2019”

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Hard to prove harm: Google wins lawsuit over facial recognition

As new privacy laws attempt to address the different ways that companies collect, store and use biometric data, it’s also important to keep an eye on how the courts are interpreting and applying legislation. In a recent court case, a federal judge ruled against a claim that Google had violated Illinois privacy laws by using … Continue reading “Hard to prove harm: Google wins lawsuit over facial recognition”

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Privacy Climate Change – Slow, Steady, and Destructive Changes to the Web

The Internet is trending toward a highly isolated place that is under constant surveillance. Firstly, we should talk about why these are problems, and then potential solutions. Taken alone, each of these things can be dismissed as small issues. In aggregate, however, and looking at long term trends, experts foresee serious issues with the free … Continue reading “Privacy Climate Change – Slow, Steady, and Destructive Changes to the Web”

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  • Dec 5, 2018
  • Ashley Perna
  • General Privacy and Security, Online Activity, Tutorials,

How to Set a Strong Passcode on Your Mobile Device

Without a strong passcode, everything on your mobile device is accessible by anyone. That includes thieves, random co-workers, and local law enforcement officers and the FBI. Even if you only keep your mobile device secure in your pocket or at home, imagine the damage your child could do once they access your Amazon account. Adding … Continue reading “How to Set a Strong Passcode on Your Mobile Device”

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