Privacy Blog

"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Thoughts About Privacy

The Best Browsers for Privacy

From an article by Anita George in the DigitalTrends.com web site: “While speed and user-friendliness are important concerns to consider when looking for a new browser, it’s also important to find the right browser for your privacy needs. Our picks for the best browsers for privacy include a wide variety of privacy features. “In fact, consider our top pick, Brave. It’s a browser that contains many of the same features […]

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A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto by Eric Hughes

In just 860 tightly-crafted words, Eric Hughes articulated a vision in 1993 for a world in which privacy was a basic human right. A lot has changed since 1993 but the need for privacy remains unchanged. In fact, privacy is under attack these days, making the reading of the Cypherpunk’s Manifesto more important than ever. A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto by Eric Hughes Privacy is necessary for an open society in the […]

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Why You Might Want to Give Up Your Landline Phone

Millions of people are cutting the cords of landline phone service and have switched to cellular or VoIP (internet calling) services. You might think, “That’s nice, but I like my wired landline phone. I plan to keep it forever.” I bet you will change your mind before long. You may not change it today, but I suspect you will change within a very few years. When you do, you probably […]

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Nokia Security Report for 2017

Are you concerned about malware (malevolent software), such as viruses, keyloggers, and trojan horse programs? If so, you might want to read a new report from Nokia. The Nokia Threat Intelligence Report examines malware infections found in mobile and fixed networks worldwide. It provides analysis of data gathered from more than 100 million devices by the Nokia NetGuard Endpoint Security solution. The new report details key security incidents and trends […]

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Hurricanes and Your Personal Data

The recent Hurricane Harvey, the present Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Jose presently in tropical waters that might head northward all bring to mind questions, such as “How do I protect my personal belongings and information?” I cannot speak to protecting belongings. However, procedures are well known and can be used to protect your family documents, insurance policies, photographs, and much more of the paper we all accumulate. Many of the […]

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More on the Equifax Data Breach

This is an update to the brief article I published last week at: http://bit.ly/2wTe9VF. Equifax, which supplies credit information and other information services, said Thursday that a data breach could have potentially affected 143 million consumers in the United States. Literally over one third of the entire US population is at risk of identity theft now thanks to Equifax’s bungling. In reality, it will only affect adults as children normally […]

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