The future of the internet is at risk from multiple scenarios, and quick action is needed to protect it, says the Internet Governance Commission.The internet has reached a crossroads in its history, and concerted and immediate action is needed to preserve the openness, transparency, security and inc...
It's too easy to sign up for new subscription services. It's just as easy to forget about them. Use these apps and sites to help you track and manage all the paid services you subscribe to. The idea of a subscription is nothing new. People have subscribed to newspapers and magazines for decades. An...
No business is completely safe from security vulnerabilities. Just look at Target, Home Depot and TJ Maxx. While these well-known companies may seem like a more attractive target for hackers, the businesses flying under the radar face the same, if not more, threats from cyber attackers looking to ca...
  As of late June, 32.5% of page one Google results now use the HTTPS protocol, according to a new study from Moz.The esteemed Dr Pete published a blog post this week on the data they’ve been tracking in the two year period since Google announced HTTPS was to be a light ranking signal in Aug...
  Forget Brexit's much discussed impact on the free movement of people. Leaving the EU could impede the U.K.'s free movement of data to and from the continent, negatively impacting businesses. This stems from the U.K. and EU's potential divergence in data protection laws post-Brexit. Chris Je...
Facebook Messenger is launching new security features to better protect user messages from prying eyes (like those of, say, the FBI). The company announced Friday that it built a new feature inside Messenger called “secret” messages, or private conversations that are end-to-end encrypted. These...
  Startups are usually in a rush, and they often forget about data security as they try to get an MVP out.With new businesses, a data breach can result in the company closing down. To address the mistakes most commonly made, I asked ten YEC entrepreneurs the following: What’s the one crucia...
  Imagine a criminal breaks into your home but doesn't steal anything or cause any damage. Instead, they photograph your personal belongings and valuables and later that day hand-deliver a letter with those pictures and a message: "Pay me a large sum of cash now, and I will tell you how I got ...
  The cyberattack that knocked hundreds of school networks offline in Japan last week had at least one novel feature: It was allegedly instigated by a student.A 16-year-old high school student who said he was frustrated with his teachers unleashed an attack on the Osaka Board of Education serv...
What does Google know about you? Everything. Seriously -- everything. Especially if you frequently use Google's many products, such as Android, Gmail, Drive, Google Maps, or YouTube. Or, you know, Google Search. But there's some good news, sort of. Google has introduced a new data dashboard called...

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