Parents say it’s a form of digital kidnapping. Instagram isn’t sure what to say.
No one wants their private emails or pictures out there for the world to see. Here’s how to make them more secure.
In light of some disconcerting news recently involving cyber creeps picking through our private accounts, this Friday we’re offering you a hack that will not only make your accounts a little more secure, but hopefully will put your minds somewhat at ease. Should we call this edition the no-hack hack?
One of the best ways to step up your online security is by activating two-step authentication on your private accounts. Both Google and iCloud make this process available, and although many begrudge the onus placed on customers to be proactive about their security, making this kind of security a default is still a thing of the future, so it’s up to us as consumers to take an active role in our privacy. Here’s how to get started:
“A study from AVAST published Wednesday found one in five men and one in four women admit to checking their partners’ smartphones without their consent. Surveying 13,132 respondents in the U.S., AVAST said a quarter of married women who did check their spouses’ phones did so out of suspicions of infidelity. However, most women did so “because they are nosey,” the company said.”
Yes, probably. But ensuring that all your nudes and private information are protected is really goddamn complicated.
“Freedom of speech is essential to the Wikimedia movement,” the foundation writes. “Our users trust us to protect their identities against unlawful disclosure and we take this responsibility seriously.”
Once upon a time, whistleblowers relied on tricks like fake glasses and invisible ink to conceal their identities. Now those analog disguises are getting a digital makeover, thanks to a project called Invisible.im.
"I felt like digitally I was already being exposed, and physically, I just felt like that was a apart of the statement," Chen says. "While wearing it, just the amount of activity that happened made me realize how much it was showing off."
With the support of the American Civil Liberties Union, Google, Reddit, and other organizations, Reset the Net asks developers to add security features, such as HTTPS and SSL protections, to deter spying.
“We need to stop using the word “privacy” as if it means something.”
Kaliya Hamlin, or Kaliya Identity Woman, as she’s known, is a driving, entrepreneurial force for a new kind of ethical data economy: One that puts control of our personal information back into the individual’s hands. Join Fast Company reporter Sydney Brownstone as she chats live with Kaliya on Friday, February 7th at 1pm Eastern.
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Don’t use these.
Is this a good thing or a bad thing? On one hand, it allows for ease of communication, and could potentially take on the world of email. On the other hand… spam.
BitTorrent on the mysterious NSA-related billboards that got NY and Silicon Valley talking
Uh-oh I got the ill communication! A recent software update to Hangouts may be the culprit but Google is currently investigating the issue.