We live in a world where everything is online. Online banking, online shopping, online dating, online bill pay — we could go on and on. We have multiple email accounts, multiple social media accounts, multiple passwords, multiple security questions — again, we could go on and on. Why are we putting all of this information […]
Is it possible to be active online and still maintain your privacy?
Your internet searches on medical topics as sensitive as ‘herpes’ or ‘cancer’ – can no longer be considered private.
As internet access and Wi-Fi availability in public places spreads…the threats to your privacy also grow. Protect yourself.
A disturbing new article by Nate Anderson at arstechnica – details the tool that is providing unauthorized access to your webcam.
Did you know that through the use of location sensors included in Windows 7, your applications can know exactly where you are and provide you with relevant information and content.
According to a recent survey sponsored by Intel and conducted by Ipsos Observer, 9 out of 10 adults in the U.S. believe that people are sharing too much information about themselves online, with nearly half of them reporting that they feel overwhelmed by the amount of information shared.
Easy steps to protect your browsing history on your personal computer.
It happens all the time. In fact, in the last two days, both my mother and my aunt have had their email hacked. When your email is hacked, it is potentially a very dangerous situation. Quick and decisive action is absolutely required.
I’m kind of freaking out. Apparently as of March 1st, 2012, Google will be tying together all the activity I do across any and all Google properties, and mining all of my old search history, both on Google the search engine and YouTube. Yikes! How can I opt out?
With the growing numbers of internet users today, online scams have become more and more popular among internet attackers to earn some income. It does not have to be technical such as infecting the victim with Trojan or tricking them with phishing website. It can be as simple as just a piece of email and here are 5 types of Online Scams that everyone should know.
Dear Google: I am writing to tell you one important fact. I bought the Sony NEX-5N camera. As you know, a friend of mine contacted me through my Gmail account, because he had recently purchased the Sony and he was ecstatic. I purchased the camera with the 19-55 mm lens, and then I also purchased the 55-200 lens as well. If you must know, I also purchased a bag, a tripod, and some filters. I paid roughly $1000 from Amazon.com and used my personal credit card. The stuff arrived about a week later, and I paid my Visa bill one month later.
Remember a time when you were safe in your home, when you could talk to your family about important matters and feel safe? Remember when you wrote “CONFIDENTIAL” on the outside of an envelope and it meant something? Those days are gone and what’s worse, seem almost laughable. Bye bye privacy, it was good while it lasted.
By Bob Rankin
Have you ever Googled your name or phone number? In an age of powerful search engines, social media, and changing attitudes about privacy, you might be shocked to see what a casual searcher can learn about you. If you’re okay with that level of transparency, then fine. If not, read on for some tips on what you can do about it…