An artificial intelligence program called natural language processing may help researchers more efficiently analyze online privacy documents to ultimately study ways to make the web safer. IMAGE: THOMAS LEFEBVRE/UNSPLASH UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A search engine that uses artificial intelligence (AI...
These services help you safeguard your identity, finances, and personal data En español | As consumer fraud has surged in both quantity and variety, so have products and services to help protect you from scams. Some are free and come from government agencies, nonprofits, or large corporations; othe...
Cyberattacks are performed by malicious actors with various intentions, though the tools and methods they use are often the same A cyberattack is an assault on any computer or network, almost always launched from another computer or network. There are a lot of ways malicious actors can launch a cybe...
In the technology world, one of the major talking points centers on the challenges regarding consumer data privacy. There is no coherent approach, however, and many people have strong, and differing, opinions about privacy.The consumer privacy debate pervades most things businesses and consumers do ...
By now, you’re probably familiar with common advice surrounding online passwords. Don’t use a sequence of numbers. Don’t use your name. Don’t reuse the same password for all of your accounts. And yet, despite the stress on such tips by experts year after year, most people ignore them. Some 8...
This may form part of the social media guidelines currently underway by the IT Ministry and could be out soon. Social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok may have to scramble for developing an account identity-verification option to check "fake news, malicious ...
The largest-ever study of facial-recognition data shows how much the rise of deep learning has fueled a loss of privacy. In 1964, mathematician and computer scientist Woodrow Bledsoe first attempted the task of matching suspects’ faces to mugshots. He measured out the distances between different...
Facebook allows search engines like Google to index your profile and publicly available information. But if you don’t want people to be able to look up your social profile outside of Facebook, you can choose to delist it. Here’s how. First, head over to Facebook’s website using your Windows ...
We all probably did a lot more online shopping this year during the pandemic than ever before. After online shopping, you will notice that pop-up ads are constant, and continue to pop up even if you continue to “x” them out. Or you might check the weather, and find that the site you access knows...
DuckDuckGo’s Daniel Davis discusses the privacy-focused search engine’s future in the market INTERVIEW DuckDuckGo’s journey started as an idea in the mind of Gabriel Weinberg, who found poor search results and high levels of spam a daily annoyance when he was browsing the web. The first itera...
Bestselling author and cybersecurity awareness specialist. It's a digital world, and we all love the convenience. But can we honestly say we're being as safe as possible when exploring our favorite websites? Some of you may even be thinking that it's no big deal because you've been using the interne...
(Sponsored Content) When your system is connected to a network, you cannot always guarantee the integrity of the person at the far end of a network connection. If your system is connected to the Internet, ethics go out the window altogether. You have to assume that the person at the far end is a bad...
Identity theft is such a growing problem that it’s become almost routine—Marriott, MyFitness Pal, LinkedIn, Zynga, and even Equifax (of all places) have had high-profile online data breaches in recent years, affecting hundreds of millions of people. To help combat this problem, Experian and othe...
Before I became a reporter at NPR, I worked for a few years at tech companies. One of the companies was in the marketing technology business — the industry that's devoted in part to tracking people and merging their information, so they can be advertised to more effectively. That tracking happens ...
The new standard, called Global Privacy Control, will let you activate a browser setting to keep your data from being sold. A group of tech companies, publishers, and activist groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Mozilla, and DuckDuckGo are backing a new standard to let internet user...
 These days everyone is spending more time online. Whether working from home or spending nearly every working hour in front of a computer screen, the internet has become an indispensable part of our social and professional lives. Hackers, scammers, and cybercriminals lurk everywhere. They are the ...
Everywhere you look, it seems some company is either spying on their users or failing to protect their users' data. Protecting yourself might seem like a hopeless task, but these top privacy apps can really make a difference. It's easy to feel that personal privacy is a dead issue. Once you go onlin...
The words “privacy” and “internet” are sort of an oxymoron because it’s incredibly hard to be truly safe and anonymous on the internet. ISPs, browsers, and websites are constantly monitoring everything people do online and collecting their data. Cybercriminals should also be a major concer...
A recent research paper has reaffirmed that our internet history can be reliably used to identify us. The research was conducted by Sarah Bird, Ilana Segall, and Martin Lopatka from Mozilla and is titled: Replication: Why We Still Can’t Browse in Peace:On the Uniqueness and Reidentifiability of We...
LastPass' new Security Dashboard gives users a complete picture of their online security Knowing if your passwords have been leaked online is an important step to protecting your online accounts which is why LastPass has unveiled a new Security Dashboard which provides end users with a complete ov...
Privacy on the internet is very important for many users, to achieve this they resort to TOR or a VPN. ButWhich is better? What are the advantages of using one or the other? In today’s article we are going to see in detail all the advantages and disadvantages that both have. If we talk about int...
The internet is a vast system of an interconnected network that provides information and communication anytime, anywhere. This 19th-century invention took the world by storm. However, it is still surprising to date how much information can get accessed on the internet without any hassle. With the ea...
Google, the company that’s making money from ads tailored to your preferences, will finally be more transparent about how ads work. Google, the company that has been involved in various privacy scandals that revealed the novel ways it was tracking your online activity or your location to improve i...
If you browse the web in Incognito mode, everything you do is private, right? In a word, no. Your internet service provider, for example, can still see your activity. This misconception has even turned into a legal battle. A proposed class-action lawsuit accuses Google of tracking users while in Inc...
“For me, trust has to be earned. It’s not something that can be demanded or pulled out of a drawer and handed over. And the more government or the business sector shows genuine regard and respect for peoples’ privacy in their actions, as well as in their word and policies, the more that trust ...
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