California Thinks It’s Fixing Data Privacy. It’s Not.

“Your move,” says the new California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Except, this isn’t a game of chess—picture it more like a million-piece jigsaw puzzle called “Cats...


How Virtual Reality Is Being Used To Put An End To Cyber Attacks

**This is part of our series highlighting startups who share our mission of trying to make people's lives just a little easier** The explosion of new technologies has seen a huge...


How much does your employer know about you?

Businesses and the military in China have taken to monitoring personnel’s brainwaves using something that’s being called “emotional surveillance technology.” While the...


Good Idea / Bad Idea: Protecting Yourself Online Edition

I have always loved to think of my life decisions in the simplistic black and white terms of the classic Animaniacs Good Idea / Bad Idea segments. Here’s a great example: Good...


Facial Recognition Technology and What It Means for Data Privacy and Protection

Imagine walking into a store, picking up a pint of milk, heading to the cash desk, shooting the cashier a smile, and going on your merry way. No card, no cash, no phone; just your...


Has Facebook Learned Its Lesson From the Cambridge Analytica Privacy Breach—And Should You Be Worried?

We all use Facebook in different ways—maybe you get on it solely to watch viral videos of pandas shared by your friends, or to stay updated on your sister who just moved to...


The Phish In The Room: Human Emotions And Cybersecurity

It was in my first corporate role, at a bank, when I first became a cybersecurity threat to myself. I had just come from a meeting with a senior manager that I was eager to impress...


Alexa on Dogecoin, Bruno Mars, and why she signed an NDA with Beyonce

Alexa, Amazon’s signature voice assistant, has tongues wagging this week after her tendency to cackle maniacally at seemingly nothing was brought to light on social media. Amazon...


Looking Ahead: You Own Your Vehicle, But Who Owns Your Vehicle-Generated Data?

If we pause for a moment and think to the future of smart cars, half of us probably start daydreaming of zipping around in sleek flying machines while the other half starts eyeing...


We’re Wearing Our Data – What Wearables and the Internet of Things Mean for Data Privacy

Dave is an average US worker. His day starts when his smart watch buzzes gently on his wrist, and ends when it tells him he needs to get some shut eye to rack up the eight hours he...