WordPress new privacy policy (Automattic)

Automattic Privacy Policy We’re updating our Privacy Policy on January 3, 2018. You can learn about what’s new here. Our new policy and current policy are both below.   Privacy Policy This is our updated Privacy Policy going into effect on January 3, 2018. Your privacy is critically important to us. At Automattic, we have a […]

Who’s Watching You?

Creepy ?  It’s the future, and it’s here.  What devices have you already invited into your home and listening to every conversation? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/akita/akita-instant-privacy-for-smart-homes https://ksr-video.imgix.net/projects/3172893/video-843524-h264_high.mp4 from the post: Connected to a LAN port on your router, Akita scans your network for any unusual activity and immediately shuts it down. All-the-while letting you know an attempt was […]

Firfox borrows back from TOR

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/258310-firefox-borrows-feature-tor-protect-user-privacy TOR borrowed many functions from FF, and now FF is using some TOR capabilities to block -“canvas fingerprinting” (an HTML5 devious tracking method that doesn’t need cookies).   One of the problems of setting high privacy configurations, is that many sites tell you “you may not see our content unless you allow us to track […]

Impact of GDPR: Companies to be Fined for Security Failure

This is an interesting spin on the GDPR (general data protection regulation) approaching in May 2018.    Previous post on this topic. http://thehackernews.com/2017/08/data-breach-security-law.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheHackersNews+%28The+Hackers+News+-+Security+Blog%29&_m=3n.009a.1553.vw0ao0aqno.xjh If companies do not comply with the requirements they can be fined. I wonder, though, if this will increase reliance on offloading the information and security risk to insurance.   For the same reason […]