DEEP FAKES: HOW IMMUTABLE BLOCKCHAIN-BASED LIFE LOGS COULD COMBAT THEM, AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR PRIVACY

The idea of deep fakes - AI-assisted fake videos - first entered the mainstream around a year ago. After an initial burst of interest,...

GRIN AND BEAM: TWO GROUNDBREAKING PRIVATE CRYPTOCURRENCIES JUST WENT LIVE

I've written here in the past about how bitcoin is not as anonymous as you think. Despite its reputation, bitcoin transactions are...

 
 
 

DISMANTLING THE “NOTHING TO HIDE” ARGUMENT

When talking about privacy in the modern world, we are often faced with a common dismissive argument. Someone in the group always drags...

TESTING YOUR WEB BROWSER FOR CRYPTOJACKING

Cryptojacking or cryptocurrency mining is the covert use of your computer's Central Processing Unit and Graphics Processing unit to...

 
 
 

PEOPLE START TO WAKE UP TO THE PERVASIVE THIRD-PARTY TRACKING THAT COMES WITH 90% OF ANDROID APPS

It will hardly be news to readers of this site that mobile apps are tracking us on a massive scale. And yet a story in the New York...

BUYING BITCOIN? 4 CRITERIA FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT CRYPTO EXCHANGE

Your first foray into cryptocurrency will almost certainly take place on a cryptocurrency exchange - a place for buying and selling...

 
 
 

HOW THE NSA SPIES ON US ALL - PART 4: THE 90'S - PRESENT

Up until 1998, the NSA had been a purely defensive intelligence agency, that was tasked with cryptography , passive collection of SIGINT,...

OPENVPN 2.5.0 - WHAT IS COMING TO OPENVPN IN 2019

OpenVPN is the old guard of the VPN world. It is powerful, stable, and it has a large and enthusiastic dev community backed by multiple...

 
 
 

HOW TO PERMANENTLY DELETE FILES IN WINDOWS WITH CIPHER

When you delete a file in Windows, all it really does, is delete an entry in the master file table that tells the computer where the...

HARD TO PROVE HARM: GOOGLE WINS LAWSUIT OVER FACIAL RECOGNITION

As new privacy laws attempt to address the different ways that companies collect, store and use biometric data, it's also important...

 
 
 

WHAT HAPPENS TO IDENTITY AND PRIVACY WHEN EVERY BIOMETRIC CAN BE FAKED?

Identity and privacy are closely bound up. Typically, you use proof of your identity to access your private information. Alongside...

CYBERSTALKING: DEFINITION, LAWS, AND HOW TO STAY SAFE

Cyberstalking is a serious crime with scary statistics. Most people are victimized for an average of two years, which can have serious...

 
 
 

HOW THE NSA SPIES ON US ALL - PART 3: THE 80'S & 90'S

This is part 3 of a series, which started with: “How the NSA Spies on Us All - Part 1: The Early Years“ With ECHELON up and running,...

HOW TO UNBLOCK WIKIPEDIA

Whether you're writing a school essay or looking for a piece of information online, Wikipedia can be a helpful resource. The English...

 
 
 

BITCOIN BANKS ARE COMING. WAVE GOODBYE TO YOUR PRIVACY

If you've never read the famous bitcoin white paper, now is a good time to do so. Bitcoin's elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, outlines...

CHANGING YOUR DNS SETTINGS ON WINDOWS 10

If you've never changed your DNS address, you're probably still using the one given to you by your ISP. It's really easy to change...

 
 
 

HOW TO MAKE YOUR VPN CONNECTION MORE SECURE: A BEGINNERS GUIDE

VPN services are used to make your internet connection more secure. But this doesn't mean VPN connections cannot be decrypted. If the...

HOW TO KNOW IF YOU'RE BEING TRACKED ON THE INTERNET

You just spoke to your family about how you need a new juicer. When you go online, you see ads for juicers everywhere. And you didn't...

 
 
 

HOW THE NSA SPIES ON US ALL - PART 2: THE 60'S AND 70'S

Complacency or a sense of immunity started to catch up with the NSA in the early 1960s when US Army Captain Christopher Pyle, assigned...

GOOGLE WANTS TO SPY ON EVERYTHING YOU DO AT HOME, IN EVERY ROOM , TO HELP “IMPROVE” YOUR FAMILY

Smart speakers and the Internet of Things are undoubtedly impressive considered purely as technology. That may explain why they are...

 
 
 



Hulu drops to just $5.99 per month after Netflix's price hikes

Hulu drops to just $5.99 per month after Netflix's price hikes

Hulu just announced that it will lower the price of its base, ad-supported subscription plan to $5.99 per month - down from the current $7.99 - beginning on February 26th. Hulu... Read more ...

Far Cry New Dawn initial review: A post apocalyptic shooter that isn't grimy

Far Cry New Dawn initial review: A post apocalyptic shooter that isn't grimy

Far Cry New Dawn took us by surprise when it was announced at the end of 2018. We thoroughly enjoyed Far Cry 5 and looked forward to a return to Hope County at some point, but... Read more ...

Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10 Lite release date, price, news and leaks

Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10 Lite release date, price, news and leaks

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 lineup is one of the most anticipated product launches for the first half of 2019, and rightly so - we expect the South Korean domineering force... Read more ...

YouTube TV finally goes nationwide almost two years after launch

YouTube TV finally goes nationwide almost two years after launch

YouTube TV is finally nearing nationwide availability. The streaming TV service was announced in February 2017, and it has been gradually rolling out to additional markets... Read more ...

Microsoft Edge begins flagging fake news for iOS and Android users

Microsoft Edge begins flagging fake news for iOS and Android users

Microsoft has released an update for the mobile version of Edge that adds a warning label to news sites known for poor standards of accuracy and accountability. The feature... Read more ...

Adobe acquires Substance toolkit creator Allegorithmic

Adobe acquires Substance toolkit creator Allegorithmic

Adobe has acquired Allegorithmic, the French company behind the Substance 3D material and texture creation toolkit that's used by a wide variety of game studios. ... Read more ...

Sony aibo chocolate edition arrives as robot pup turns guard dog

Sony aibo chocolate edition arrives as robot pup turns guard dog

Sony's aibo robot dog is getting a new sibling, with a limited-edition aibo chocolate edition adopting a three-color coat. The new version - which has only been confirmed for... Read more ...

Samsung pushes beta update to Galaxy Note8, updates Pie roadmap

Samsung pushes beta update to Galaxy Note8, updates Pie roadmap

Samsung has pushed a second Android 9.0 beta update to the Galaxy Note8 that fixes various issues such as camera app force-close when shooting slow-mo video, viewfinder... Read more ...

Behold, a smartphone devoid of buttons and ports

Behold, a smartphone devoid of buttons and ports

Some call it madness. Others call it the next logical step in smartphone evolution. Meizu calls it, fitting, the “Zero.” It's equal parts fascinating and maddening. And while... Read more ...

Take more than $15 off Mophie's Qi wireless charging pad

Take more than $15 off Mophie's Qi wireless charging pad

Wireless power. The Mophie Charge Stream Pad+ 10W Qi-enabled wireless charge pad is down to $44.46 on Amazon. That's more than $15 off its street price and the lowest it has... Read more ...