Rumor has it that anyone who searches the web looking for privacy-enhancing apps is sure to be targeted by the NSA. In fact, if you tend to read a lot of tech stories, you’re probably already on the list. So how can you keep the big brother from learning too much about your real story?… Continue reading Dancing for the NSA [COMIC]
Feedly is a popular RSS reader that’s been on the rise after the shutdown of Google’s competing Reader service. Given the fact that so many users joined Feedly at once, the site is notorious for being slow, especially for those who follow many feeds. This morning, however, Feedly appears to be running even slower than… Continue reading Feedly Goes Down Due to Cyber-Attack and Extortion Attempt
In 2013, marketers dropped a record $42.8 billion on internet advertising according to the trade group Interactive Advertising Bureau. To put that into perspective, during the same year, only about $40 billion was spent on broadcast television ads. But here’s the kicker: an estimated 36% of the billions spent on internet advertising is the result… Continue reading What if a Third of Internet Ad Traffic Was Fraudulent? Wait – It Is
Remember that night you were watching Breaking Bad and just had to know the recipe for making meth? Or how you once cleverly wrote your last trip to Bombay was “the bomb?” These searches have probably won you a place on the big list, along with everyone else ever. Recently we’ve revealed to you seven… Continue reading Are You on the Government’s List?
Are you worried about hackers online these days? Unless you’re using infinitely long passwords, many of your financial and social accounts may be at risk. But don’t worry, there are a few things you can do to stay safe. For example, instead of piling up a bunch of virtual bitcoins, you could convert them into… Continue reading How to Safely Surf the Web [COMIC]
With the outbreak of Heartbleed (serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL) this week, these five suggestions will definitely give you peace of mind. Comic by The Joy of Tech
When government authorities asked Google for user data, they decided to get creative to explain what happens when there’s a search warrant. They used a board game to demonstrate the entire process of a search warrant filing in an easily understood way. In addition, by showing all the hoops the search warrant filer needs to… Continue reading Google Explains User Data Protection With Youtube and a Board Game
A consolidated action lawsuit is in the works against Google for email scanning in Gmail, an act that may be akin to illegal wiretapping. The case is set for trial in November but even so, Google has been fighting to keep the details of its internal processes regarding Gmail confidential. Google has never denied that… Continue reading Google Is Not Willing to Spill the Beans on Gmail Scanning