Security may be a concern to digital media professionals, but the average consumer chooses ease-of-use over tighter security protocols.
While consumers are said they were concerned about security on nearly every digital platform, they are most worried about their financial data online.
Several presentations at the HOPE hacker conference focused on technologies to impede government surveillance.
Low prosecution rates encourages hacking, and the globally-connected Internet results in international citizens becoming subject to US government surveillance.
Users got strange messages from their Tweetdeck clients, and a string of code was retweeted all over the Twittersphere.
With Gmail reading user emails and the NSA spying, consumers are looking for new ways to communicate privately.
The tech world has been in a bit of a panic this week since the bug dubbed Heartbleed was discovered. While some very popular networks were affected, they have all acted quickly to implement a fix.
According to the company’s most recent report, government requests for user data has increased 120 percent since 2009.
Blackphone is a “journey built upon privacy, control and security wrapped in a high-end smartphone built by a team of cryptographers, security and mobile innovators.”
Certain revelations about WhatsApp’s security protocols are dragging the industry leader down to the level of competitors like Snapchat.