Privacy is a fundamental human right. Everyone is entitled to their own domain – property, thoughts, identity, secrets, etc. – everything that defines one’s self. The concept of privacy is one of the cornerstones of modern civilization. Then why do people brush off as unimportant most efforts to safeguard privacy in the online world?
Encryption might sound like something just hackers, spies, and criminals use. And yeah, those groups of people probably do use it. But this doesn’t mean they are the only ones that have a good reason to do so. You might be thinking that when you have nothing to hide, there’s no need to worry. You couldn’t be more wrong.
Make no mistake – your data is being snooped on online. You don’t have to be an international spy to worry about online privacy. Breaches to it could be as mundane as internet providers storing metadata and selling it to third parties, or social networks monitoring your habits in order to offer you targeted advertising. The good news is that you won’t have to burn your smartphone and go live in the woods in order to reclaim online privacy.
If your communication is sensitive or you have access to confidential data from your phone, you may think that your phone is your weakness. And you'll be right because mobile devices are the weakest link in security according to the latest Tech Pro Research survey of chief information officers, technology executives, and IT employees. But what if I told you it's mostly because of you?
When Snowden revealed in 2013 that the UK Government intercepted nearly every bit of information and communication across its territory and had broad access to US mass surveillance data, it was a shock. What's more shocking, though, is that these practices continue to violate the basic rights of hundreds of millions of people. However, 10 privacy organizations are here to stop it, and they mean it.
Encryption... That enigmatic word the media, governments, politicians, agencies, and various organizations have been discussing for quite some time. Should we all use encryption? Is encryption dangerous? Should we ban encryption? But we at Secure Group bet that many people caught in this discussion would actually fail to answer the single most important question about it. Namely, what is encryption?
Google has announced yet another record-high number of government requests for data about its users. The company's most recent Transparency Report reveals a scary trend against privacy - a big 23% jump within just one year; from nearly 62,000 in 2014 to over 76,000 requests in 2015!
In the two previous parts of this series, we mainly focused on land-based dangers to people's privacy. However, sometimes danger lurks from above...
Do you know what the average Joe, a geek, a businessman, a criminal and the US president have in common? Well, in 2016, they all want nice smartphones. However, they aren't equally paranoid so they eventually end up with different devices. But what if I told you they should be?...
BYOD, or bring your own device, is not a new concept, and has gained a great deal of traction over the past few years. In theory, merging business and personal activities on a single device is an attractive idea.