Do you have an Apple iPhone or iPad and, if so, do you feel smug about its security? If so, read the article by Chance Miller in the 9to5Mac web site at: http://bit.ly/2MQAhvJ. Once the phone is unlocked, the person holding it can learn a lot about you, including every phone call you made or received, every text message you sent or received, and a lot more.
If you ever use WeChat, the Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app developed by Tencent, you need to read the article by Barclay Bram in the Nautilus web site at http://nautil.us/issue/73/play/wechat-is-watching. After reading the article, you probably will want to immediately uninstall the WeChat app from your computer devices. WeChat is sort of the Chinese equivalent of Facebook or WhatsApp. WeChat has more than 1 billion active […]
From the TutaNota Blog: “Since its start, webmail has become incredibly popular. Everybody has at least one free webmail account: Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com, and GMX are some of the most widely used webmail services. However, as we learn how the web works now, how companies manipulate us, how free services abuse our data, the time has come to demand change – because we deserve it.” The full article may be […]
Unless you use a private search engine, such as DuckDuckGo.com, your normal search engine likely has a copy of everything you’ve ever searched for and can use that information in any way they please without ever asking you for permission.
From an article in The Next Web (TNW): “It’s not like any of us went to a store for unethical people and told the clerk to load us up with dozens of products and services developed by companies that have no regard for personal privacy, human rights, or the future of our planet. “But here we sit. There’s a good chance that the company that makes your phone’s OS develops […]
Facebook’s Graph Search allowed anyone to search a wealth of public data on Facebook in very specific ways, such as searching content for keywords in a particular point in time. Late last week, Facebook quietly made changes to a set of advanced features that previously allowed users to search the social network in powerful ways, such as finding all posts on Facebook by a keyword and within a certain date […]
The city of Baltimore had many of its Windows computers infected by Ransomware, a type of malware that threatens to publish the victim’s data or to perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid. When a ransomware computer is used, a message similar to the following is displayed on the screen: “The files on this computer have been encrypted. You have 96 hours to submit payment, otherwise your […]