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...


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...


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...


This Innocent Object You Bought Might Be Spying On Your Kids

The world can be a scary place for parents. You know that not everyone has good intentions. So the more you can do to keep your kids safe the better you feel. But what if you’re...


What is Data Privacy? Six Key Topics to Educate Yourself (And Your Children) in the Digital Age of Big Brother

We teach our kids how to ride a bike, how to pour milk into their cereal bowl, how to use the toilet, and how not to accidentally back into the garage door for the third time in a...


How The Government Just Killed Your Online Privacy

You aren’t valuable. Not to online companies. From a financial point of view, you just don’t hold much value to them. The money they make from having you as a user is...