Practice

The Practice of Privacy: Get a VPN!

Not using a Virtual Private Network is like walking down Main Street wearing a t-shirt with your name and home address on the front and your browser history on the back.– Mikko Hyppönen, CRO, F-Secure In a previous post about internet privacy I mentioned David Geer, a security expert who had a pretty interesting definition …

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Life

Private Life (i): Family Trees and Fingerprints

In the realm of “wow, that’s scary”, I would invite you to visit http://FamilyTreeNow.com and do a search for your name. Now click on the friendly green “details” button. If you’re like every other person that I’ve shown this site to, you will find a quite detailed amount of information about you – your family, …

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Practice

The Practice of Privacy

You’re being followed. No, don’t look behind you. Not because it’ll give you away – they’re not back there – but because it won’t do any good. They don’t have to follow you physically. Not any more. Here’s one example: open this page and it will likely do a pretty good job of showing you …

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Practice

use security to protect your attention

Scary Thoughts on the Road Last week I talked about the idea of a “Notification Free” week, when you could try to be less distracted by all the beeps and buzzes of the many apps. As promised, I shut down all the notifications on my phone and my iPad and went silent. That meant when …

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