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StartMail: A Secure Alternative to Gmail

This may be the first of many blog postings regarding moving from a Google product. Although I have always been a fan of Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” mantra, especially since I am not a fan of Facebook, the recent news that Google has updated its terms of service to officially state they scan and keep everything will make me move on from any free Google services.

Google’s latest official response regarding their products: “Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored”. PCMagWorld.com Continue reading

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Heartbleed Tales from the Real World

Dire warnings about Heartbleed, a serious internet security risk affecting millions of websites, is going strong across the internet today and trended all over twitter all day. It’s enough to keep me very busy over the next few weeks, even questioning my own strict security standards. Here’s a little rundown of the HeartBleed bug and what sites across the internet are talking about… Continue reading