Data and Goliath by Bruce Schneier – A Review

I finished Bruce Schneier’s latest contribution to the realm of corporate and governmental surveillance. This book is a great read if you want to understand just who IS spying on you. Turns out it is not just the NSA, but big corporations are collecting all data they can on customers and potential customers, and this information is sold and exchanged. Then there is the unholy alliance between corporate American and Big Government surveillance.

At the end, he recommended solutions in the ...

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Google My Account Helps Control Your Privacy

As ironic as it may seem, since Google knows more about us than even the NSA, Google has stepped up with a new tool called My Account to help people control their online privacy.  If you have been lamenting the loss of personal privacy in the Internet age, here at last is something you can do about it.  It may not address all your concerns, but here is a start.

You will be able to control Sign-in and Security, Personal ...

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Snowden – Two Years Later

Edward-Snowden-FOPF-2014It has been two years since Edward Snowden revealed to the world the programs behind the largest mass surveillance programs ever mounted by a government against its own citizens.  The fact that it was taking place here, in the land of the free and home of the brave was a sad day for the constitutional republic knows as the United States.

Since ...

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Bogus Computer Support Via Telemarketing

telemarketerRecently I got a late night phone-call from a client, and in the background I could hear his computer telling him that it was infected with malware and that his problem could be solved by calling a certain phone number.  This was being generated by a pop-up “security alert” window that had materialized when he was on the web comparing the merits of a 1.6 gallon flush to a ...

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Have a WordPress Site? Better Secure It!

WordPresslogoWordPress has become an incredibly popular web design platform, and currently has about a 25% share of all web sites on the Internet.  As an open-source software product that is free to download and use, with a great support and documentation through WordPress.org, and a huge, international development community providing an endless array of themes, plug-ins and widgets, it is easy ...

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