Steve Wozniak is a co-founder of Apple, along with his long-time friend, the late Steve Jobs. Wozniak has enjoyed an “insider’s view” of the personal computer industry longer than most people. In short, his opinion counts for more than most other people. Steve Wozniak has a warning for anyone who uses social media … the platforms are eavesdropping on your private conversations, and sending that precious data to advertisers. When […]
If you use Windows, you probably need to read the article by Ed Bott in the ZDNet web site at: https://zd.net/2G8cQIt.
If you use an Android phone and have WhatsApp installed, you need to read an article by Thomas Brewster that is available in the Forbes web site at: http://bit.ly/2xG7jUL. WhatsApp is a supposedly secure text messaging service owned by Facebook. It uses end-to-end encryption. That should make it safe to use, right? However, the article by Thomas Brewster describes malware (malevolent software) that has already infected as many as 15 […]
Your iPhone or iPad will soon stop needy apps from spying on your location: https://cnet.co/32bOw1P
From an article by Katherine M. Silverman, published in the Mondaq.com web site: “The issue of genetic privacy is getting a lot of attention in the media lately, mainly due to the role DNA has played in identifying suspects in prominent “cold cases” like that of the Golden State Killer. But use of these “genetic genealogy” tools has raised concerns from privacy advocates who fear that genetic information shared on […]
From the TutaNota Blog: “Our encrypted calendar – Tutanota Calendar – has just been added to your secure emails. This new feature brings amazing privacy improvements. With our encryption expertise, we have not only made sure that all data you enter is encrypted, we are also encrypting notifications for upcoming events. In contrast to other calendar services, we do not know when you have an appointment, where you have an […]
“To grasp the implications of Libra in the wider world of cryptocurrencies, of which there are thousands, it’s vital to understand how Bitcoin operates and why its users see value in a decentralized, non-national monetary system. By highlighting how Bitcoin works alongside Libra, it’s clear that the two have about as much in common as the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy does with gold mining — or a corporate powerhouse does […]