How much personalization is too much?

Credit to Author: Seth Rosenblatt| Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Personalization is the new mantra of marketers—and most people are perfectly okay with that. But when does personalization cross the line into invasive? And what can uncomfortable consumers do about blocking it?

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Data and device security for domestic abuse survivors

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:33:22 +0000

Many domestic abuse survivors need help before stalkerware strikes. Here, we give basic advice on device security and protecting sensitive data.

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Facial recognition technology: force for good or privacy threat?

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0000

It seems facial recognition technology, as technology so often does, has raced far ahead of our ability to define its ethical use. We take a hard look at major concerns brewing in cities around the world.

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Backdoors are a security vulnerability

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:10:27 +0000

Upset by their inability to access potentially vital evidence for criminal investigations, the federal government has, for years, pushed to convince tech companies to build backdoors that will, allegedly, only be used by law enforcement agencies. The problem, cybersecurity researchers say, is that those backdoors can easily be exploited by criminals.

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8 ways to improve security on smart home devices

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Smart home devices aren’t the most secure, but they do make life more convenient. How can those who’ve embraced smart home tech stay as secure as possible? Here are eight ways.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Dark Android Q rises

Credit to Author: Gleb Malygin| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 17:55:12 +0000

The Android Q operating system is being developed with privacy and security in mind. We take a look at both, examining new features intended for giving users better control of their devices and data.

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Changing California’s privacy law: A snapshot at the support and opposition

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2019 15:59:59 +0000

Before the California Senate returns from its summer recess, we look at the authors, supporters, opponents, and donors involved in an extended fight to change California’s privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act.

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