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Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you?

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you?

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you? Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape. “Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I am much...
11 Tell-Tale Signs Your Accounts and Devices Have Been Hacked

11 Tell-Tale Signs Your Accounts and Devices Have Been Hacked

11 Tell-Tale Signs Your Accounts and Devices Have Been Hacked via GIPHY No one likes getting hacked, and it’s generally true that the quicker you can spot something has gone awry, the better your chances of minimizing the damage. These are the main warning signs to...
US, UK warn of Russian hackers targeting millions of routers

US, UK warn of Russian hackers targeting millions of routers

US, UK warn of Russian hackers targeting millions of routers Russian hackers are targeting millions of routers around the world, including devices in homes and offices, according to US and UK officials. In a joint announcement Monday from the US Department of Homeland...
Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show

Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show

Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show FBI Director Christopher Wray recently said that law enforcement agencies are “increasingly unable to access” evidence stored on encrypted devices. Wray is not telling the whole truth. Police forces and...
Figure Out Where Your Photos Are Illegally Being Used Online

Figure Out Where Your Photos Are Illegally Being Used Online

Figure Out Where Your Photos Are Illegally Being Used Online A few years ago I was scrolling through the home page of a large magazine and saw a photo I had taken featured in the middle of its homepage. The pic was a distinctive one of a surprised Mark Zuckerberg that...
Stop Sharing Details From Your Personal History on Facebook

Stop Sharing Details From Your Personal History on Facebook

Stop Sharing Details From Your Personal History on Facebook If the last few weeks of Facebook scandals have revealed anything, it’s that the social network already knows way too much about us. But in case you needed another reason to stop giving Facebook your personal...
How Pizza Night Can Cost More in Data Than Dollars

How Pizza Night Can Cost More in Data Than Dollars

How Pizza Night Can Cost More in Data Than Dollars The smartphones, Facebook accounts and other technology products deeply embedded in modern life help people get more things done every day. They also gather more information about us than we often realize. But...
How to Keep Your Data Private and Safe Going Forward

How to Keep Your Data Private and Safe Going Forward

The Problem You go online, and you’re tracked. Google keeps records of pretty much everything you do, sell it, manipulate it — anything they want. Here are the tools I use to stop the data collection: Private and Secure Web Browser The average web browsing...