How to Block Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant from Recording, Logging and Analyzing Your Conversations

Voice assistants are always listening, unless you tell them not to. If you have privacy concerns, it can be hard to find how to opt out of some of the more intrusive listening. If you’re one of the people that’s concerned about privacy with some of these voice assistants, there are ways to turn them off—here’s how:

The Capital One Data Breach: What It Is, Who It Impacts, and What to Do About It

The security breach affects more than 106 million individuals who have, or have applied for, accounts with Capital One between 2005 and early 2019. This includes consumers, small businesses, and applicants. Which means that even if you didn’t get approved for a Capital One credit card, simply applying for one may still put you at risk.

How to See iPhone Apps That Track Location and How to Deactivate the Permission

Believe it or not, a lot of your iPhone’s applications track where you are. Some applications
monitor where their users are and then sells the location data to advertising companies. Then, marketing entities can better serve you content based off
where you go and what you like to do. Although this is an invasion of privacy that can be harmful, worse things can happen when apps have access to your location. If a criminal hacks
an app, he or she can get ahold of your important data and steal your bank account information, know when you’ll be away from home and more. As a general rule of thumb, you don’t want your apps to know more than they have to know. Many users decide to let their apps only see their location while they’re using its features, protecting themselves and their sensitive information.

Is the Internet Due for a Change?

If So, Here’s What Things Might Look Like You can never judge a book by its cover … In 1215, one of the world’s most famous documents was created on a simple piece of parchment paper. The Magna Carta, also known as “The Great Charter” may look like merely a paper full of writing, but… Read more →

Article 13 — A Bad Idea: The EU is Trying to Reinvent the Wheel

The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is Europe’s attempt to harmonize copyright laws across all member states and is another regulatory policy that will not just impact citizens and residents in the European Union (EU) but also greatly impact the architecture and design of the internet.

How to Enjoy Facebook While Also Protecting Your Personal Information

Earlier this year, news broke that Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm, accessed 87 million Facebook users’ private information. Learn how to manage your Facebook and the associated privacy risks easily with a private profile.