Be onguard about your data with anything on Facebook

Wednesday’s report from TechCrunch of an “exposed server” that “contained more than 419 million records over several databases on users across geographies, including 133 million records on U.S.-based Facebook users, 18 million records of users in the U.K., and another with more than 50 million records on users in Vietnam.”

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Skin in the game: regulation vs. being sued

Take a company like Facebook. They leave millions of passwords in plain text, they created the news feed where dictators use the various Facebook products (Instagram, FB, Whatsapp) to spread fake propaganda, they violate our privacy repeatedly (even those of us who don’t use it, but are connected to people who do) and hijack our […]

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If you want true privacy, do not use your mobile phone

(The photo is of my sister and I in China 1975) I was listening to Leo Laporte’s Tech Guy podcast and he was commenting on the FBI vs Apple case about unlocking an iPhone used by the the shooters. He was pointing out the following misconceptions in the popular press. Inspired by his comments about […]

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5 Simple Steps To Securing Your Online Privacy And Security In 2016

Do you have the same password for multiple online accounts?  Imagine the worst case senario that can happen if any of your accounts were hacked.   These types of accounts are a nightmare if they were hacked: your email, Apple account, bank account, LinkedIn, Facebook, twitter. You could be publicly embarrassed, financially compromised or worst, compromise […]

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