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Privacy

Is Signal still SECURE?

Moxie Marlinspike just announces his resignation as CEO of Signal. This was an abrupt announcement that caught much of the privacy space off-guard. Moxie earned the trust of the community by consistently delivering high standards that protected the privacy rights of users. Can the app still be trusted to maintain those high standards now that […]

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Privacy

How To DE-GOOGLE Your Phone!

Google is all over our phones. The amount of data that they’re collecting about us is astronomical, regardless of whether we’re using an iPhone or an Android. But why does it matter if Google knows so much about us? First, that data is being siphoned up by governments: Not just the US government, but governments […]

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Privacy Security

What Is a VPN and Which Should You Choose?

VPNs are often considered an essential part of your toolkit if you want to live a modern, privacy-conscious lifestyle… but most computer security experts will tell you that they’re not tools for privacy at all!? When you use a consumer VPN, the VPN company is able to see everything you’re doing. Many log and even […]

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Mobile Privacy

Is Your Phone Spying on You?

In case you’re wondering why you would want to “de-Google” your phone, then watch this Al Jazeera documentary. In mid-2020, a mobile phone belonging to an Al Jazeera Arabic investigative team was hacked. Over the next few months, reporter Tamer Almisshal and the Canadian research group Citizen Lab investigated Pegasus, the sophisticated spyware used. Pegasus […]

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Cryptocurrency

What is EOS?

Naomi Brockwell and Paul Puey tell us EOS is. It’s is a blockchain that’s designed to allow developers to build decentralized apps (dApps)

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Security

Why the Latest Twitter Hack Is Different

Naomi Brockwell explores why the Twitter hack was different this time and why we should be grateful that they only got away with a bitcoin scam. 

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Facial Recognition Security

Facial Recognition Bans are Trending

Hak5’s latest edition of Threatwire highlights some fascinating recent developments in the security field. Lamphone Can “See” Your Conversations, Facial Recognition Bans are Trending, and Honda was Hit With Ransomware

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Facial Recognition

Defeating Facial Recognition

A few years back, I attended a session on ethics issues around facial recognition and tips on defeating the algorithm. Hak5 explains how to defeat facial recognition in 2020.

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Facial Recognition and Law Enforcement

Face-recognition technology is quickly becoming more common. Should we be concerned? It’s being used to unlock phones, clear customs, identify immigrants and solve crimes. In the Video Op-Ed above, Clare Garvie demands the United States government hit pause on face recognition. She argues that while this convenient technology may seem benign to those who feel […]

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