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Security in the Roaring 2020s

Bruce Schneier’s recent op-ed in the New York Times [“Internet Hacking is About to Get Much Worse”] argues that hacking threats have overwhelmed traditional IT security and that governments must intervene to fix market failure. His assessment of the problem is only arguably-inaccurate, but his proposed solution is almost certainly wrong.   We do need […]

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Mobile payment apps don’t deliver the security that you ordered

With more of our lives moving to mobile, and concerns about identity theft after data breaches in recent years at companies such as Target and Chase, consumers are looking for simpler yet more secure ways to pay. Enter the age of mobile payment apps.

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Privacy News of the Week

Yet another phone data collection program revealed Another federal government data-mining program was being used to track the phone habits of American citizens, reports this week indicate. The Drug Enforcement Administration was behind the data-collection program, which sought to gather phone records for calls between the US and nations where the drug trade is active. The program […]

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Masked Emails: an easy way to protect yourself from the next big data breach

First Epsilon, then Playstation Network (PSN)…the question isn’t whether another big breach will happen; it’s when.  But even if big tech corporations like Sony can’t protect your data, you can protect it yourself with a simple trick. Hackers stole the info from over 100 million accounts in two separate data breaches, 77 million on Playstation […]

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