“A pestilence.” “Deserving of a fate worse than death.” “A curse on all their houses.” Those were some of the comments regarding last week’s article, about the scammers responsible for the epidemic of scam phone calls. To recap: By mid-2019, half of all U.S. phone calls will be scams. Ninety percent of those calls will […]
Telephone scammers steal $37 billion a year from elderly Americans. And the problem is about to get much, much worse, very soon.
How did this happen, especially after the bank locked her accounts? The answer is surprisingly simple. It lies with social media firm Facebook.
Seeing the ad on TV made me realize that privacy has gone mainstream. Maybe that’s why cybersecurity is becoming a $1 trillion industry…
It’s easier than ever to ruin a preschooler’s credit score. Identity theft is becoming such a massive trend that not even kids are safe.
How on earth did we get to a point where private, profit-seeking companies are in a position to demand sensitive information from us … without even bothering to offer any protection?
How would you react if the confidential information you provided to your law firm and your tax accountant appeared on the front page of The New York Times?
As big as this breach was … these days, it’s nothing terribly new. Hundreds, even thousands of our nation’s largest businesses have been hacked.
The government is demanding your personal information without proving that a crime has been committed.
The more people who use a network, the bigger the vulnerabilities. That’s a key reason why cybersecurity companies will keep growing for years to come.
I will never willingly have a microchip implanted in my body. Does that make me a paranoiac, a Luddite … or prescient?
Is online privacy dead? I still think there’s a spark of hope. And surprisingly, it lies in social media usage.
Mundane events are like gold ore to the data miners. They convert that information into digital portraits of us that they can sell to advertisers.
The government has every right to comb through your phone. I’ve been aware of this issue — but I didn’t realize how aggressive those searches had become.
These “cyborgs” are being lured in with the promise of convenience. The only problem is that they are giving up more and more of their privacy.
It’s tempting to declare that George Orwell has won the debate about the future — surveillance via TV is here. But the truth is more complicated.
Toy Story got a few things right. OK, your childhood toys probably aren’t going on adventures, but some toys, like the Vizio smart TVs I mentioned last week, can spy on you.
Can you trust the person across the counter from you? Dr. Mark Rettenmaier did, only to find a government informal collaborator, and now he’s paying the price.
Alexa and similar Internet of Things (IoT) technologies have become part of the current zeitgeist. They can remember everything input into them … and the Feds are salivating for this data.
No matter who’s in charge, government always finds a way to justify new methods to invade our privacy. So, here are eight steps you can take right now to mitigate the damage.
Set aside your feelings for Trump’s broader agenda. Focus on his intentions for privacy and free speech. He has never expressed interest in protecting civil liberties. In fact, it’s quite the opposite…
The wildly popular Pokémon Go app is the latest in free-to-play genre that’s turning you, your smartphone data and your private information into a commodity to be traded for profit.
Data encryption is the last line of defense between your privacy and government overreach. But a new privacy-destroying bill before the Senate could put your personal data at risk.