FCC Commissioner @BrendanCarrFCC just threw down the data protection gauntlet via Twitter regarding TikTok’s Chinese ownership and data privacy practices (and deceptions). Is this a real attempt to bolster the data privacy of US citizens or just a misguided distraction? And given recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, is TikTok’s data harvesting any more dangerous to… Read More »
20 Cybersecurity Experts Worth Following
Cybersecurity now touches everyone. Our credit cards have been compromised, our identities stolen, and our private information on Facebook shared in secret. Let’s face it, nothing is 100% secure nor private. The media only tends to litter the headlines with sensational misinformation, only to correct or redact the news after readers and viewers have already… Read More »
I [STILL] Have Trust Issues with Tech Companies
Back in 2016, I wrote a piece about my trust issues with tech companies and in light of the recent Mark Zuckerberg testimony, I thought I would revisit the topic to see how much has changed. Facebook Growing Pains Let’s face it, you’re lucky if you can find anyone who claims to trust Facebook these… Read More »
Facebook Buying Stolen Passwords To Fight Hackers
With close to 1.2 billion users, 5 new profiles created every second and average users spending 20 minutes on Facebook alone, it would seem that Facebook would eventually outgrow the number of available of passwords. That assumption couldn’t be further from the truth. What is troubling to cybersecurity experts like myself is that while even 8 character passwords… Read More »
Is Cyberwarfare Any Less Real?
Is Cyberwarfare Any Less Real? Hackers have targeted our credit cards when we shop at Target and Home Depot. They have compromised our banks by hacking JP Morgan Chase, one of the largest financial institutions. Entertainment giant Sony faced a devastating breach that shook the corporation up and led to executives leaving their posts. The Office of Personnel Management… Read More »
Did Pokemon Just Save Augmented Reality?
It’s been a wild ride for Nintendo over the last few weeks. Amid a weak quarter of hardware sales, Pokemon Go was released and quickly became the most downloaded new game in App Store history. Nintendo stock shot up breaking the Tokyo record this century but then quickly settled back down as soon as investors realized Nintendo only owns 32%… Read More »
Can Pokemon and Security Co-exist?
Can Pokemon and Security Co-exist? Pokemon Go is the digital scavenger hunt we all wanted growing up and now kids and adults alike are experiencing that and getting some exercise as well. So what’s the harm? Like any massively successful online game, Pokemon Go involves millions of players and their data. This is no different… Read More »
I Have Trust Issues With Tech Companies
I Have Trust Issues With Tech Companies In light of the recent LinkedIn acquisition by Microsoft, I started to think (worry) about the current line-up of top tech companies. All of them collect, use and “sell” our data in varying degrees. Some are sneaky about it while others are bolder and more upfront. Some shy… Read More »