Kaspersky Blog – 9.2.21
In early August 2021, Apple unveiled its new system for identifying photos containing images of child abuse. Although Apple’s motives — combating the dissemination of child pornography — seem indisputably well-intentioned, the announcement immediately came under fire.
Source: How Apple plans to monitor users
Avast Blog – 8.18.21 (8.10.21)
Twitter’s original goal was to make it possible for one person to speak to many people all at once — basically, the biggest group chat anyone had ever imagined. So it’s probably not surprising that privacy isn’t really the first thing that people think about when they’re using Twitter. The goal, after all, is to be out in the open.
Source: What does Twitter know about you?
McAfee Blog – 8.16.21
As the new school year gets underway, many students will be returning to the classroom in-person, while others will opt to continue hybrid or remote learning indefinitely. Unfortunately, for families choosing the latter, remote learning could come at the expense of their online privacy.
Source: Back-to-School: Privacy Worries in a Remote Learning World
NordVPN – 7.27.21 (7.16.21)
The world has long moved beyond “hacked” arcade games, where inputting a secret code would give bonus lives or invulnerability. Hacking games have become a far more complicated affair, to the point that “good” hackers have begun to strike back against the “real” hackers ruining their game with cheats and illegitimate wins. The Call of Duty malware trap is a perfect example of this.
Source: What video games are hacked the most? | NordVPN
McAfee Blog – 7.27.21 (7.26.21)
There’s a lot of conversation going on right now around digital apps; only it’s not about TikTok or Twitch. Instead, it’s about the spike in the number of app scams taking place every day—many of them impacting younger consumers.
Source: 9 Tips to Help Kids Avoid Popular App Scams
Avast Blog – 7.26.21 (7.20.21)
Finding out someone’s address used to be kind of hard — or at least took some effort. I’m old enough to remember a time when you had to grab that brick called the “yellow pages” to search for someone’s address. We were taught how to do it in school: start with their last name and then run your finger down the teeny-tiny print until you found the first name that matched the person you were searching for. And, even then, the yellow pages only included people in your immediate area. Want to find the address of someone in New York City? Better get your hands on their phone book.
Source: Who Can See Your Address Online? | Avast