Why Your Camera Isn’t As Safe As You Think

You’ve joked about it before. How some lonely CIA agent is secretly watching (and perhaps salivating at) your every move via your webcam. So, after you get out of the shower you...


Enough Is Enough: 2018 Has Seen 600 Too Many Data Breaches

Well folks, we all breathed a sigh of relief after the tumultuous year of 2017 drew to a close, but 2018 might prove to be just as tiringly eventful. So much has already happened...


Protect Data Privacy by NOT Collecting Data at All

In Hansel and Gretel, the two siblings sprinkle breadcrumbs as they venture into the woods in order to find their way home. When we browse the internet, we sprinkle metaphorical...


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...