Tag Archives: internet

  • Pay for Your Privacy – The Google Conundrum

    How much is your privacy worth?  $10 per month?  $25 per month?  Would you just give it away for free?  All of your private data?  Information about what you like?  Your shopping lists? Giving it away for free is exactly what you’re doing when you use Google’s products.  Now some people may not care all […]

  • Computer Shopper

      About six months ago, I was sitting on the couch surfing TV, the web, my phone, and Facebook simultaneously when my wife calls out from the other room: “What’s an IRQL not less or equal error?” ~blink~ Good question, I thought to myself as I disentangled myself from my laptop, phone, remotes, snacks, drinks, […]

  • Listen to my interview with Mary Coon about online security

    I recently did a 2-hour special interview with Mary Coon of Motivational-radio.com on the subject of online security. We focused on my “14 Golden Rules of Computer Security” (which is currently being revised and will help launch my new site) We had a very lively discussion.  More interviews are planned for the future. I guess […]

  • The Sum of the Worlds Knowledge?

    At your fingertips! unless you are in China or Iran! (Or the USA?) Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.  – Jimmy Donal “Jimbo” Wales Laws are like sausages — it is better not to see them being made.  – […]

  • SOPA – A serious threat to our internet

    If you are not yet aware of the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) then you should be. This abominable piece of legislation has the potential to effectively cripple the internet and pretty much render it impotent. Wikipedia: SOPA SOPA has been universally condemned, there are literally thousands of protests registered all over the net […]

  • Internet Tracking – pros and cons?

    Seems Web tracking is the buzz topic at the moment, particularly the third party tracking which is primarily, although not entirely, connected to advertising. Make no mistake about it, the ‘do not track me’ type features introduced into the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari are pure window dressing. Compliance is strictly on […]

  • Safe browsing with Cocoon

    The Cocoon security/privacy add-on for Firefox has been around since the beginning of 2011 but I must admit, along with many others, I had never heard of it before. And that, my friends, is why the developers have recently decided to make it available to everyone for free. Until now Cocoon has been available only […]

  • ZipZap – The family browser

    Being a father, grandfather and great grandfather (i.e., OLD ~ Dave) I take a keen interest in anything which can help keep our children safe and free from unsavory content while using the internet. I have always been a great advocate for the free K9 Web Protection software which helps parents filter content by category. […]