• Aug 3, 2019
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Facial recognition concerns go mainstream in the US, as cities and companies bring in bans

Recently, FaceApp was much in the headlines. It allows users to submit photos of faces and modify them in interesting ways – making peple look older, or younger, or changing their expression. It was undoubtedly a cool use of AI technology. But what was most interesting about the episode is how quickly people realized that … Continue reading “Facial recognition concerns go mainstream in the US, as cities and companies bring in bans”

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  • Nov 26, 2018
  • Jayson Q.
  • General Privacy and Security, News, Online Activity, Tutorials,

How to remove your voice search history from Amazon, Google or Siri

Many people report strange targeted adverts showing up after a specific conversation with someone. The general consensus is that our mobile devices and smart tech is monitoring us, which is possible as everything seems to contain a microphone now… even television remotes. Often these microphones are constantly listening for a certain keyword; “Okay Google”, “Hey … Continue reading “How to remove your voice search history from Amazon, Google or Siri”

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  • Nov 6, 2018
  • Jayson Q.
  • News, Privacy, Security,

How to improve security when using IoT or Smart Home devices

With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Home devices, our environments are becoming more connected however this comes with the compromise of security. We’ve seen numerous reports about smart devices being hacked, being used in botnets (to attack others) or even to mine cryptocurrency. So what is the best way to … Continue reading “How to improve security when using IoT or Smart Home devices”

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