Will ‘Privacy Washing’ clean up data harvesters’ dirty deeds?
Jun 30, 2021
Tech companies are trying to make you feel safe – here’s why!If ever people decided that they didn’t trust “Big Tech” companies and actually backed up their misgivings with real action, search engines and social media giants would collapse. The importance of ‘trust’ is growing in the world of commerce, in the realm of marketing and certainly in the big tech ecosystem where precious data nourishes the very existence and growth of life-giving ad revenue.
Encryption is only for criminals… apparently (not!)
May 31, 2021
Generalisations are the new weapon of choice in the battle for online privacyHere’s what you can’t do. You cannot take something that is true for a certain (small) percentage of the population and then assert that it is true for the entire population in order to push through legislation that affects that same population’s right to privacy. Despite the logic in this statement, it seems that those in high places are willing to give it go when it comes to opposing encryption.
A million ways to get hacked in the wild west of the worldwide web
Apr 29, 2021
Your home or business may now be a hacker’s playground – here’s what you can do!Everybody knows that there are two sides to the technology coin and nowhere is this more evident nowadays than in the home and in the office. While tech has ushered in a new era of convenience, expedience and sleeker work/task flows, we also need to be aware of the vulnerabilities that have come along for the ride.
Just because no one else is ready for a cyber attack, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be.
Mar 26, 2021
The Microsoft Exchange hacking sent shockwaves around the digital security world For years we have been shedding as much light as possible on the dark deeds and even darker motives of hackers and privacy pirates to encourage you to actively protect your privacy and your data. But now we are seeing more concentrated, well thought-out, orchestrated attacks on globally known platforms and networks. And it’s getting ugly…
There’s a premium on real protection – and it’s worth paying
Feb 21, 2021
Snatching a bargain is seen as wildly attractive and even sensible thing to pursue but have you noticed the nobody tries to haggle over essential safety features that will protect them from harm? In fact, often businesses and individuals will happily pay extra for comprehensive safeguards against fire and injury for example.
We need to talk about International Privacy Day…
Jan 28, 2021
Privacy has never been under greater threatCelebrated annually on 28th January, International Privacy Day (Data Protection Day) commemorates the signing of the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data – Convention 108 – and reminds us all to take real, practical steps towards safeguarding data.
Look at the pretty lights over there… while we secretly install legislation over here
Dec 15, 2020
The festive season is being used to hide new surveillance laws in plain sightWell, Christmas is almost upon us and Home Affairs Minister, Peter Dutton is at it again.
Cybercrime by the numbers – don’t become a statistic
Nov 11, 2020
Criminals are having a field day under the cover of CovidCybercrime is thriving even as small to medium-size enterprises (SMEs) and corporations alike fight to get back to business as (new) normal. But the fact that more employees, businesspeople and individuals than ever, are getting fleeced, taken advantage of or simply having their data sold to highest or most manipulative bidders is hampering economic recovery. But that is today’s reality.
How to start protecting your personal privacy
Oct 14, 2020
Seeing clearly in an increasingly blurry digital worldIn a world so heavily reliant on the digital, how do we even begin going about putting privacy first? This post offers a few simple steps that you can take right now, without having to swear off all technology and escape to a woodland wi-fi free shack.
Could robots use ransomware to take over the world?
Sep 25, 2020
The good guys invented a highly effective weapon in the fight against ransomware, but what happens when it ends up in the hands of the bad guys?