First marketers began listening to our online communications and then the government. Can’t a guy buy a gallon of milk in peace?
Since it was revealed in the first week of June that the NSA monitors global email and phone activity in part by obtaining information from major Internet service providers including Google, traffic on the more privacy conscious search engine DuckDuckGo has risen by about half, the company said.
Data brokering has emerged as a powerful and controversial industry, but it remains one that most of us know very little about. An infographic from Privacy Choice endeavors to change that.
There are some things that just shouldn’t be shared online. Surely love is something too personal to be posted alongside ‘Bad Luck Brian’ posts and Taylor Swift goat videos. Austin Carr’s interview on May 6 with Google’s Eric Schmidt brings up an interesting point: the Internet lacks a delete button. Data is constantly being collected about us online and, should we continue to use the Internet, there’s not much we can do about it. I believe that this only reinforces my belief that we should all be extremely cautious about the things we post on the net.
Even innocuous photos users share on social networks can have unexpected consequences for their privacy. Consider the case of the cube steak.
SpiderOak today launched Hive, an app allows users to easily sync their files across devices while the files remain encrypted on SpiderOak’s servers.
Millennials, or young people who have never known a world without Internet technology, have already begun to see how online social networking behavior can come home to roost during a job search. Some behaviors are beginning to shift as a result, but some users still fail to take necessary precautions, according to a McAfee infographic.
Last month, Google was able to expand its social log-in dramatically by simply integrating its log-in feature with identity management providers Gigya and Janrain. The deal shone a spotlight on service providers who are usually invisible to end users.
We all have one or two friends who have used Facebook and left the site. Do those people share some fundamental trait? Not according to a new study from Cornell University, which found various, often overlapping reasons for leaving Facebook.