• Recent Updates Escalate Data Collection in Windows 7 and 8.1

    Much has been written about the data collection and privacy concerns in Windows 10. Now, reports are circulating about 4 recent KB updates which purportedly escalate data collection in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, presumably to similar levels of those in Windows 10 – view more information regarding these updates at gHacks here: Microsoft intensifies […]

  • Windows 10, Are They Watching Us?

    Lately, I have seen a lot of discussion about Windows 10 exposing your personal information to the cloud and thereby exposing you to invasion of that information.  Add that with the fear that Wi-Fi Sense will expose you to more threats than ever before and you have “Public Concern”, but how much of any of […]

  • How To Avoid Identity Theft

    Security expert and investigative journo Brian Krebs has recently published his thoughts on the seemingly incessant data breaches and what you can do to help avoid becoming a victim of identity theft – including his take on credit monitoring and security/credit freezes. When somebody with Brian’s credentials offers advice in this area, it’s well and […]

  • How To Setup Skype Desktop for Enhanced Privacy

    One of the most installed programs worldwide is the Skype desktop client and, while this ubiquitous software has changed several times over the years, fortunately, the current version includes a good collection of settings to help manage your privacy. You’re probably never going to achieve 100% privacy but here are:- Three Steps to a Safer […]

  • ZenMate Add-on Provides Secure & Anonymous Browsing

    Edward Snowden will undoubtedly go down in history as the man who irrevocably changed the world’s perception of online privacy forever. Personally, I think it’s disgraceful that we should even need specific software dedicated to protecting our privacy from snooping governments, advertizing companies, and the myriad of other organizations who spy on and trade off […]

  • Enhance Online Privacy with ‘Privacy Badger’

    Privacy Badger is a relatively new anti-tracking browser add-on coming to us from the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation). Privacy Badger is similar to but inherently different from other anti-tracking and ad-blocking add-ons such as Ghostery, Adblock Plus, and Disconnect. Privacy Badger is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking […]

  • VPNs – Privacy – And Related Stuff

    The internet has undergone somewhat of a revolution since the startling revelations regarding government surveillance came to light, and the way in which we view privacy is now irrevocably changed. Many users have turned to privacy orientated services and software, such as VPNs and Tor, to at least try to maintain some degree of anonymity. […]

  • 5 Steps to Help Mitigate Risk Exposure

    Identity theft has increased 103% over the past 12 months… As everyday use of the internet expands so does our level of risk exposure. The amount of data we divulge through the devices we use, either by design or inadvertently, is growing at a rate exponential to the expansion of online resources. In a world […]

  • Interview with Edward Snowden (video)

    Here’s a unique opportunity to hear Edward Snowden’s take on the internet, surveillance, and privacy, direct from the horse’s mouth. Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of […]