Research has shown that when computers were fitted with proximity sensors (which facilitate online security by automatically logging users out when they move away from the machine) users began placing cups over the sensors to disable them.
It’s tempting to give up on data security altogether, with all the billions of pieces of personal data – Social Security numbers, credit cards, home addresses, phone numbers, passwords and much more – breached and stolen in recent years. But that’s not realistic – nor is the idea of going offline entirely. In any case, huge data-collection corporations vacuum up data about almost every American (a...[Read More]
Cyber Monday is online retailers’ response to the bricks-and-mortar marketing push of Black Friday. Online shopping is only set to increase, as smartphones and apps continue to capture more of the market. In the United States, the fourth Thursday in November is Thanksgiving, a public holiday recognizing the first harvest gathered by the colonists. The streets are quiet, the shops are closed and fa...[Read More]
First there was just cloud storage, where you could keep your files at an off-site and ‘lofty’ location and little else, and now it’s possible to do just about anything with files stored in versatile applications like Dropbox and Google Drive. Can it get better? Yes it can. Dropbox has announced a new feature called Extensions, that integrates specific third-party software apps into th...[Read More]
The online video game Fortnite Battle Royale was launched just a year ago in September 2017. Since then the game had amassed 125 million active players by June and made US$1.2 billion for the developer, Epic Games. It has also been linked to 200 divorces and a case of aggravated harassment where a 45-year-old man threatened to kill an 11-year-old boy after losing to him in the game. Love it or hat...[Read More]
Keep your data safe from prying eyes and dodgy digits by locking yourself away in a darkened room and downloading some of these privacy and security apps. 1Password R45/month / Android, iOS If you’re the kind of person who ‘cunningly’ spells password with two 5s, it’s time to stop. 1Password creates insanely complex passwords and injects them into browsers so you don’t have to remember them...[Read More]
If you’re going to be using the internet, you need to behave as though it’s a terrible place with sketchy folks around every digital corner looking to cash in on your information. And once you’ve logged off Facebook, there are also unsavoury characters who are out to make more direct bank from the data that applies to you and yours. Here’s how to keep your precious deets, b...[Read More]
The Cambridge Analytica saga is getting very watered-down, and we’re sure that, if you wanted to delete your Facebook profile, that it has already been done. In typical Zuckerberg fashion, Mark has apologised, and Facebook has made some changes to the accessibility of privacy settings to give users more control of what they share. The social platform has reworked the privacy settings on the mobile...[Read More]