Writers express concern about government spying Writers, editors and translators around the globe are tweaking what they publish and censoring themselves in response to government surveillance, a new survey shows. The nonprofit PEN American Center polled more than 700 writers in fall 2014, in countries classified as “free”, “partly free” and “not free”. While respondents in […]
It’s taken some highly publicized hacks, and more than 300 million compromised accounts in 2014, but the nation is finally paying attention to digital privacy. The question is, what can an individual person do about privacy protection? While it’s true that there are more digital threats than ever – private hackers in Russia, government-affiliated hacker groups […]
Even fingerprints can be hacked, hacker group says Fingerprints may not be a foolproof method for protecting sensitive data, Europe’s largest hacker consortium reports this week. A hacker who calls himself “Starbug”, presenting at the Chaos Computer Club’s annual convention, describes how he coupled commercially available software with an image of the German defense minister’s thumb […]
Blur – which combines and improves on our old products, MaskMe and DoNotTrackMe – is already gaining some serious accolades. PC Magazine this week named Blur an Editors Choice for privacy protection. Blur received 4.5/5 stars in analyst Neil Rubenking’s review.
Fun fact from the National Retail Federation: Gift cards are consistently the most-requested holiday gift item. This year is no different. Sixty-two percent of people want a gift card for the holidays, the NRF reported last month. If gift cards are on your shopping list, have you thought about where you’re going to get them? […]