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Know Your Rights: Understanding the GDPR from a Consumer Perspective

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is law created by the European Union (EU) that says organizations need to follow certain privacy and security standards when they collect online information related to people in the EU. Organizations that handle user data – including EU and non-EU organizations – must comply with GDPR restrictions or face…

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What is an NFT?

The invention of blockchain technology has entirely shifted the way that we think about currency. Multiple forms of cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, Dogecoin and Ethereum, have creeped up utilizing this technology to create decentralized financial systems. Instead of being reliant on supercomputers or banks to protect our money, the collective crypto community works together to manage…

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Everything You Need to Know About Apple Private Relay

In recent years, Apple’s worked hard to gain a reputation for protecting your privacy. The company’s forthcoming feature, Private Relay, which will be released for iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, is the latest attempt to secure your personal data. For the most part, Private Relay seems like a positive addition to iOS/macOS devices and adds…

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Are Your Kids Faking Their GPS Location?

GPS tracking on kids’ phones isn’t new. Apps like Family Tracker and Find My Kids allow parents to see the GPS location of their children’s smartphones at all times. Many parents consider this kind of tracking necessary, so they can be sure of their child’s whereabouts. Some kids are fine with being tracked as well.…

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Android vs. iPhone: What’s Best for Security?

Certain brands have achieved that rare golden ring of customer loyalty–some would say blind loyalty–to the point that people are so attached to their phone brand they remain in denial about the growing dysfunction in their relationship (hello R-Patz and K-Stew) and they stay together because they feel it has become part of their identity.…

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How Setting Up Medical ID Can Save a Life

What’s one gadget or accessory that almost everyone is sure to have on them when they’re out? A phone—most likely a smartphone. Cell phones became popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s because they made people feel safer. You could call anyone from anywhere in an emergency. Today’s smartphones go one step further, though,…

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Movies That Got Cybersecurity All Wrong

Movies take fantastical leaps in logic all the time. They can’t always remain realistic and still tell a compelling story. There needs to be drama, the raising of stakes, and a few choice moments of ‘deus ex machina’ to push the story forward. But even the most grounded, true-to-life stories can make major missteps when…

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Is Open Source Software More Secure than Commercial Software?

If you’ve ever wanted to avoid shelling out your cash for a proprietary software like Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop, then you’ve no doubt considered downloading an open-source alternative. Depending on your needs, open-source software can be a better choice for you than a proprietary software — the quality and development may both be on…

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