A category dedicated to programs and tips that can enhance the security of your computer while on the internet.

8 06, 2016

The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It – The New York Times

By |2016-10-06T21:30:08-04:00June 8th, 2016|Internet Security|0 Comments

“Edward Snowden showed we’ve inadvertently built the world’s largest surveillance network with the web,” said Mr. Kahle, whose group organized the conference. “China can make it impossible for people there to read things, and just a few big service providers are the de facto organizers of your experience. We have the ability to change all that.”

19 05, 2016

How images can be lifted from screens and turned into pornography  | Daily Mail Online

By |2018-02-05T10:57:50-05:00May 19th, 2016|Internet Security|0 Comments

These so-called ‘revenge porn’ sites house images of now-spurned former partners who once voluntarily posed in private with someone they thought they could trust. Some images are lifted from social media sites and manipulated on-screen to turn them into pornography. Others are stolen using sophisticated spyware, which can switch on and then control cameras on a victim’s computer or ‘smart’ TV

1 05, 2016

Mint.com says they can Share my Personal Information with Anyone. Goodbye Mint.com.

By |2018-02-03T08:21:45-05:00May 1st, 2016|Finance, Internet Security|0 Comments

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to share or disclose your personal information with law enforcement, government officials, and other regulatory agencies. We may share or make available anonymous or aggregate information that cannot by used to identify you with: 3rd parties for research, marketing and promotional purposes and those 3rd parties may publicly report the findings of their research or analysis;

22 11, 2015

It’s Your Duty to Install Ad Blockers. But Which Ones and Why?

By |2015-11-23T15:46:58-05:00November 22nd, 2015|Internet Security, Technology|1 Comment

If you value your privacy you might have taken notice this week when Edward Snowden says "it's your 'duty' to install ad blockers"... the government surveillance whistleblower gave some advice on how average citizens can shield their privacy online. One of the less obvious security tips: flip on an ad blocker."

19 10, 2014

I have 2 Secure Email Accounts to Give Away

By |2014-10-19T10:21:18-04:00October 19th, 2014|Internet Security, Technology|15 Comments

Startmail gave me two companion accounts to give away with the subscription. Rather than waste them by just forwarding the links to people who may not be tech savvy enough to use them, I figured I would post them to the blog, although I do think the service is great for those who are not tech savvy either.

27 08, 2014

Facebook Privacy Issues Driving More People to Instagram… which is Facebook!

By |2015-11-05T15:56:39-05:00August 27th, 2014|Facebook, Internet Security, Technology|3 Comments

Most people I talked to about the new Messenger app were outraged that Facebook has access to everything on their phones so everyone is now a privacy expert and going around encouraging each other to delete the Facebook Messenger app. "Privacy Experts" agree that the app has access to your camera, photo's, your location data, everything you post to Facebook, all your contacts info and all your personal info which users themselves freely give up. How did this happen!?!?!?