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Why Do Companies Wait so Long to Disclose Hacks of Customer Data?

Posted by James on 6/26/19 1:24 PM

Why are we hearing of hacks taking years to be disclosed?

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Topics: FinTech, hacks, Cybersecurity

What Kind of Information Does Twitter Have About You?

Posted by James on 6/26/19 5:19 AM

While not the worst, Twitter is not the most innocent, either.

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Topics: gdpr, Data ownership, Digital identity, FinTech, hacks, Cybersecurity

The Hard Reality: Google Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself.

Posted by James on 6/19/19 11:44 AM

Remember that time when you thought about taking a cruise and you saw an ad for cruises on a website a few hours ago? We've all heard the anecdotal evidence, but what does Google actually have on us?

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What does Facebook Know About You? Besides Everything.

Posted by James on 6/12/19 11:15 AM

Big brother is watching you. This scary motto of George Orwell’s novel still disturbs the minds of our contemporaries, although it’s been almost 70 years since the book was published. And there’s a good reason behind the strong emotions caused by the story as nowadays it’s as close as ever to the reality and your favorite social media has made a huge contribution to that.

 

Facebook knows everything about you

 

Unlike Orwell’s vision, the reality proved to be much simpler. There are no cameras installed in every corner to spy on you. In the era of total globalization and tons of convenient services available on the web, we provide these services with our private information ourselves.

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Topics: gdpr, hacks, Cybersecurity

Facebook Doesn't Seem to do Much to Earn our Trust

Posted by James on 5/8/19 10:40 AM

One of our favorite social media giants with whom we seem to have a love-hate relationship is back in the news as they are on the receiving end of a lawsuit by the attorney general from Washington, D.C. It seems as if they are always in and out of the public eye with some scandal or another. While they are holding true to their goal of connecting people, sometimes they do it a little too well—and at what expense? It’s becoming a little too common that they don’t quite have honesty as a top priority in terms of communicating and upholding the privacy policy governing their users’ personal data. Is their mantra not actually build community and bring the world closer together? Maybe it’s profit over privacy. This has gone so overboard it may be time for a breakup.

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Topics: gdpr, Data ownership, Cybersecurity

The Largest Data Breaches & How to Keep them from Taking you Down

Posted by James on 1/15/19 12:40 PM

As data breaches are becoming more and more prevalent it’s hard to not become immune to them. Companies we know and trust are getting hacked right and left and, for many, it seems like there’s little we can do about it besides become a hermit and take ourselves off the grid entirely. But, that’s not the case and it’s poor judgment to ignore the possibility of hacks. While data hacks are increasing frequency in North America, there are some things you can do to keep them from affecting you or at least lessen the blow.

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Topics: Blockchain technology, Fraud prevention, Digital identity

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