Privacy is dead, or so the saying goes. Thanks to constant tracking online, Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram, blogs, and all the rest, we have all killed, or helped murder, the concept of privacy in the digital era. Nothing is secret anymore, either because we don't want it to be, or just don't realize the consequences of living our lives through computer systems that can record our every move. Might as well just lay it all out there. After all, if you don't have anything to hide, you don't have anything to fear – right? Read the rest of the article
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A short and powerful video on sharing images and the associated dangers.
The Guardian website has a selection of articles and resources looking in-depth at the various issues concerning online privacy. There's advice on how to manage your online identity (including how to delete it), discussions by privacy experts and more.
Our phones have become an integral part of our lives, and have fundamentally changed the way we work, the way we navigate the world, and the way we communicate with friends and family.
But do smartphones with all their interactive, location, and connectivity features and apps compromise our privacy and information security?
Justin Cappos, an assistant professor at NYU-Poly, is an expert in the field of cyber security, and he does NOT own a cell phone.
He argues that the smartphone is the ultimate tracking device, and that pre-installed and cheaper applications may be aiming to monitor your mobile behavior rather than keep you entertained.
Watch below as Cappos and his colleague Prof. Nasir Memon debate whether the risks of having a smartphone hacked and infected with malware outweigh the technological benefits. Read the article and watch the video here.
MakeUseOf’s Password Management Guide, from author Mohammed Al-Marhoon, outlines tips and tricks you need to know to stay both secure and sane.
The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has issued penalties with associated high fines to councils and schools. There are lessons for all organisations who manage and share personal data of children and colleagues on a daily basis.