October 26, 2017 - The announcement of Amazon Key, a smart lock paired with a security camera that lets couriers into your home, spawned our new series called "Please don't buy this."
July 25, 2017 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has recently issued a Public Service Announcement (PSA), encouraging consumers to think twice before purchasing internet-connected toys.
July 25, 2017 - There's been a lot of talk recently about encryption and how law enforcement can't convict criminals without encryption keys. We beg to differ.
June 6, 2017 - We recently updated our redirections rule in HTTPS-Everywhere, a browser extension that automatically redirects you to the HTTPS version of the website you are trying to visit. Now is a good time for us to give a short overview of how important HTTPS is. We'll also talk about a few major HTTPS-related events that happened lately.
April 4, 2017 - In late March, Congress approved a bill lifting restrictions imposed on ISPs last year concerning what they could do with information such as customer browsing habits, app usage history, location data, and Social Security numbers. Given that the repealed restrictions hadn't yet come into effect, the immediate impact of the new bill is somewhat unclear. But given what typically happens with massive stores of aggregated, location-specific customer data, the prognosis is not good.
September 29, 2016 - Snapchat is now called Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel talks about 3V advertising, the platform his company adapted for ad monetization. Then he unveils a new "toy" you can wear like Google Glass, but works more like GoPro. Boom.
February 5, 2016 - DayZ comes under fire from hackers once again, with their forum taking some data theft body blows.
December 8, 2015 - If you're a user of Tunecore you'll probably want to check out this breach notification email...
November 27, 2015 - The latest Steam Sale brings with it some additional security requirements to make full use of certain community features.
July 20, 2015 - Online liason site Ashley Madison has been compromised by hackers threatening to release customer data unless the site stays offline. This one won't end well...