WHEN AI-ENHANCED CUSTOMER SERVICE IS ON THE LINE, SO IS YOUR PRIVACY

Customer service is a crucial part of many businesses, so it comes as no surprise that digital technologies are increasingly being...

JOIN THE EPIC LIVESTREAM TO SAVE NET NEUTRALITY

About one year ago, ISP's like Comcast, Verizon & AT&T killed net neutrality, giving themselves control over everything we see and...

 
 
 

CBP TRAVELER AND LICENSE PLATE PHOTOS STOLEN

Images of travelers and their license plates collected by US Customs and Border Protection have been compromised, thanks to a federal...

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION ONE YEAR ON: WHAT NEXT?

A previous post discussed what has happened in the world of the GDPR during its first year. Although only a few rulings have been handed...

 
 
 

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION ONE YEAR ON: WHAT HAS IT DONE?

A year ago, arguably the most important event in the recent history of privacy occurred: the EU's General Data Protection Regulation...

HOW MUCH IS GOOD ONLINE SECURITY WORTH TO YOU? HOW ABOUT $100,000?

Readers of this blog know that a VPN is an indispensable tool for today's digital world. VPNs address a key part of the challenge of...

 
 
 

SHA-1 HAS ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE

Last week, researchers Gaëtan Leurent and Thomas Peyrin released a paper detailing improvements to the original SHAttered project that...

WHY 5G IS A HUGE FUTURE THREAT TO PRIVACY

The next-generation of mobile communications, 5G, is currently a hot topic in two very different domains: technology - and politics....

 
 
 

NEW INTEL CPU FLAWS EXPOSE VMS AND CLOUDS TO FULL TAKEOVER - INTRODUCING RIDL, ZOMBIELOAD AND FALLOUT

I wrote a piece last year about the serious problems with shared hardware. It covers the additional attack surface of introducing virtualization...

“DIGITAL STRIP-SEARCHES”: POLICE INCREASINGLY DOWNLOADING EVERYTHING FROM SMARTPHONES - INCLUDING FROM CRIME VICTIMS

Full-body scanners are now a routine sight at airports. Most people are resigned to these virtual strip-searches, despite the obviously...

 
 
 

“THE FUTURE IS PRIVATE” SAYS ZUCKERBERG; NOT WITH HIM, JUDGING BY NEW INVESTIGATIONS OF FACEBOOK FOR DATA PROTECTION FAILURES

Another week, another declaration from Mark Zuckerberg that he's really serious about putting privacy at the heart of Facebook. During...

TENCENT RELEASES CHINESE GOVERNMENT-FRIENDLY CLONE IN PLACE OF PUBG

In April, China's State Administration of Press and Publication introduced sweeping changes to approval guidelines in the gaming industry....

 
 
 

CALLS FOR “LIGHTWEIGHT” ENCRYPTION ARE SHORT-SIGHTED AND DANGEROUS

As we march on into the “Internet of Things” where your fridge and toaster need security updates... There has been a call from multiple...

FIREFOX EXTENSIONS ARE TEMPORARILY BROKEN FOR MOST USERS - WHAT HAPPENED AND HOW TO FIX

What Happened? Today, many users were met with an error saying that their extensions were no longer valid and have been disabled by...

 
 
 

MINDGEEK, THE WORLD'S LARGEST PORN COMPANY, IS BEHIND THE UK'S AGEID SYSTEM

Streaming services like Hulu and Netflix are well known for leveraging data, and characterizing users. They're household names. But...

RUSSIA'S “SOVEREIGN INTERNET” IS ABOUT COUNTERINTELLIGENCE

Russian president Vladimir Putin signed the “Sovereign Internet” bill into law yesterday. The bill is supposed to help protect Russia's...

 
 
 

THE CHALLENGES OF ETHICAL HACKING - A MINEFIELD OF LEGAL AND ETHICAL WOES

When security professionals consider a career as a professional hacker, there's much to consider. There's some amazing benefits, like...

PURISM LAUNCHES SUITE OF PRIVACY PROTECTING SERVICES AND APPS CALLED LIBREM ONE

Social purpose corporation Purism, which produces privacy-respecting hardware and software, is launching a brand new suite of apps...

 
 
 

BIOMETRICS ARE NOT PROTECTED IN THE UNITED STATES - COURT CASE REAFFIRMS

In Massachusetts, a judge has forced a number of people to attempt to unlock an iPhone to determine the owner and get access to the...

HOW TO USE A FREEDOMBOX RUNNING OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE TO REGAIN CONTROL OF YOUR ONLINE PRIVACY

As numerous posts on this blog have noted, some of the biggest threats to privacy come from Internet giants like Facebook and Google....

 
 
 



EBay: When Amazon's servers crash on Prime Day, shop our Crash Sale

EBay: When Amazon's servers crash on Prime Day, shop our Crash Sale

EBay certainly has a sense of humour. It has announced a Crash Sale happening the same time as Amazon's Prime Day shopping extravaganza. There are two reasons why it is doing... Read more ...

Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony pen letter against Trump's game console tariff

Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony pen letter against Trump's game console tariff

Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony argue that the disproportionate harm caused by these tariffs to U.S. consumers and businesses will undermine-not advance-" the administration's... Read more ...

Pokémon Masters Livestream Airing On June 27

Pokémon Masters Livestream Airing On June 27

A few weeks ago, The Pokemon Company revealed their next mobile game, a collaboration with DeNA called Pokémon Masters. The game focuses on meeting and collecting your favorite... Read more ...

Console makers warn Trump that tariffs could cost US gamers up to $840M

Console makers warn Trump that tariffs could cost US gamers up to $840M

Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft collaborated on an open letter protesting the Trump administrations's controversial proposition on Chinese tariffs. They warn that the worst case... Read more ...

Amazon drops $300 off of the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 ahead of Prime Day 2019

Amazon drops $300 off of the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 ahead of Prime Day 2019

In advance of Prime Day, Amazon has dropped the price of the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 with type cover to just under $1,000. Begin your Prime Day prep by crossing this deeply... Read more ...

SiFive CEO Says RISC-V Servers are 'Five Years Away'

SiFive CEO Says RISC-V Servers are 'Five Years Away'

RISC-V, the open source processor instruction set architecture that's been quickly gaining support from companies making chips for embedded devices, is going to power servers... Read more ...

Super Mario Maker 2 Review In Progress - Show Them What You're Made Of

Super Mario Maker 2 Review In Progress - Show Them What You're Made Of

Mario is a video game icon not only because he's a plucky and affable dude, but because he's the face behind some of the best platformers of all time. Nintendo has carefully... Read more ...

How to watch the first 2020 Democratic debates online and on TV

How to watch the first 2020 Democratic debates online and on TV

Unless you've been living under a rock, you have no doubt heard about the seemingly endless stream of Democrats who have thrown their hat into the ring for the 2020 United... Read more ...

Best deals before Prime Day: Apple Watch, iPad, and 4K TV discounts

Best deals before Prime Day: Apple Watch, iPad, and 4K TV discounts

If you've been hoping to pick up some Alexa-enabled devices for cheap, Amazon Prime Day is probably your best bet. But that doesn't mean there aren't some discounts you don't... Read more ...

EBay Canada's ‘Sizzling Sale' starts July 8, offers up to 70 percent off tech

EBay Canada's ‘Sizzling Sale' starts July 8, offers up to 70 percent off tech

EBay Canada wants to grab your attention and your money with its ‘Sizzling Sale' before Amazon's big Prime Day sale on July 15th and 16th. Starting July 8th until July 22nd... Read more ...