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How to Protect Your Digital Identity

Our digital identities are shaped by personal information about ourselves that we share online: name, age, gender, geographical location, email address, phone number, etc. If someone steals this data to act on our behalf, we might lose our funds, reputation, and social connections. In this article, you’ll find useful tips on protecting your digital identity […]

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We Don’t Have to Sacrifice Students’ Privacy for Campus Security

Colleges and universities face a distinctly modern conundrum: They want and need to keep students safe, but smart security technologies that can track and monitor students’ activities on and off campus threaten their right to privacy. Schools and technology vendors must collaborate to find solutions that increase campus security while also protecting individual privacy. The Privacy Problem […]

IoT Can Put Your Data at Risk, Here’s How

IoT has progressively made its way into the day-to-day lives of both individuals and businesses. From cars to coffee makers to smart factories, the devices that surround us are becoming increasingly connected. The benefits of bringing IoT into our homes and offices are numerous. We have increased efficiency, improved communication, and greater productivity, to cite […]

How VPN Can Aid Blockchain to Improve Online Privacy

Frankly speaking, there are three stakeholders fighting the guerilla war on online anonymity. These stakeholders are government agencies, cybercriminals, and us, the average internet users. According to a report, 53% of users are skeptical regarding their online protection. Fortunately, you can use both Blockchain and VPN in parallel to safeguard your digital existence to a […]

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Is Workplace Privacy Dead?

Some years ago, employee monitoring wasn’t as popular as it is today. Surely, there were specific means of monitoring like punch cards. Today it seems we have punch cards, times a billion — on steroids. As technology is developing, so are the ways to monitor employees. Companies can now monitor emails, calls, website and app […]

As Digital Identities Evolve, Data Security Should Too

Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas arrived at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in late January with praise for his country’s digital identity program. Estonia has one of the world’s foremost digital identity programs, which allows its citizens to use their identities to vote, buy medication, sign documents, and more. Our digital identity isn’t […]

In Mark Zuckerberg We Trust? The State and Future of Facebook, User Data, Cambridge Analytica, Fake News, Elections, Russia and You

In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, data misappropriation, #deletefacebook, calls for regulation and pending testimony to U.S. Congress, Facebook announced a series of initiatives to restrict data access and also a renewed selfie awareness to focus efforts on protecting people on the platform. What’s more notable however is that Mark Zuckerberg also hosted a last-minute, […]

Facial recognition tech makes it official: There is no privacy anymore

Recent weeks have brought controversy over electronic billboards in restaurants and shopping precincts that utilize advanced facial recognition techniques to not only provide personalized advertisements but also measure and record the consumer and their response, ostensibly to enable retailers to provide more targeted marketing and services. In Oslo, the restaurant Peppe’s Pizza had its usage of […]

What should be the requirements in IoT communication?

The future is coming fast, connectivity is a commodity, and IoT is upon us; steadily taking shape, growing in popularity, and becoming a reality. To assure growing adoption rates and usage, there are certain requirements and caveats on which we must agree. Otherwise, it will either be a passing trend or just an early adopter’s […]

Workplace wearables raise new privacy dilemmas for staff, firms

With the proliferation of wearable technology, companies are increasingly finding motivation to encourage staff to don connected devices. But on IDG’s CIO site tech writer Gary Eastwood delves into some of the worrisome privacy implications of wearbles in the workplace on employees. Companies are increasingly pushing wearable devices on their workers. In 2013, 2,000 firms worldwide […]

Who are smart cities initiatives actually benefiting?

A new project by the University of Calgary will see a team of researchers compare smart city projects from various continents to try and define their characteristics and benefits. An article in university newspaper The Gauntlet profiled the new smart city project taking place in the western Canadian province of Alberta. The initiative is a […]

U.S. health policy can’t stop wearables data-bleeding

Proliferating health and fitness devices is eroding the privacy of U.S. citizens, and current government policy is falling woefully short of addressing the privacy gap. These privacy gaps were revealed in a new report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to Morning Consult. The report found that the 1996 Health Insurance […]