Why would you want to run a server in your own home? There are many reasons but perhaps the most important one is that it insures a lot more privacy for you and your on-line activities. Let’s ask the opposite question: Why would you want to store your data in some company’s servers where it can be hacked by credit card thieves, identity thieves, employees of the hosting company, and […]
The world today is struggling with learning to use advancing technology and also with all sorts of issues dealing with personal privacy. Sometimes those new ideas are diametrically opposed. For instance, which is more important: the right to learn about your ancestry, especially when inherited medical issues are involved, or the right to personal privacy? <img class=”alignright size-full” src=”https://eogn.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/dna-behind-bars.png” width=”320″ height=”203″ />A bioethics expert at Ghent University in Belgium claims […]
I have written several times about the excellent security and privacy offered by Chromebooks. You can find my past articles about Chromebook security by starting at http://bit.ly/2UyLIqi. Now Kevin Murnane obvious agrees, based on his recent article in the Forbes web site. Murnane’s article focuses on the advantages of Chromebooks versus the many recent problems with Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. For that comparison, I’ll refer you to Kevin Murnane’s […]
The French government didn’t trust the security of any of today’s text messaging applications. Therefore, the DINSIC, France’s government agency in charge of all things digital, created a new text messaging product, called Tchap. Developing Tchap became essential as Emmanuel Macron’s campaign team previously relied heavily on Telegram. By default, Telegram doesn’t use end-to-end encryption. In other words, people working for Telegram could easily read Macron’s conversations. It’s a serious […]
More bad news from the company with the worst security history of any major web site. You can read the details in an article by Zack Whittaker in the TechCrunch web site at: https://tcrn.ch/2Zq3GPk.
Facebook says it ‘Unintentionally Uploaded’ 1.5 Million People’s Email Contacts without Their Consent
You are still using Facebook? Read the article in Business Insider at http://bit.ly/2UFGCNU and I bet you will change your mind. This sort of thing happens much too often with Facebook. It seems that the contents of 1.5 million people’s contact books were directly harvested by Facebook. That’s 1.5 million address books which contained a much larger number of names and email addresses. The total number of people whose contact […]