Category Archives: Privacy

Windows 10? Here are privacy issues you should consider

http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2015/07/29/wind-nos/ More and more reasons to try or switch to Linux.  Beware of Windows 10 “Free” upgrade … it will only cost your privacy. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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First Snowden. Then tracking you on wheels. Now spies on a plane. Yes, surveillance is everywhere | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/15/spies-plane-surveillance-us-marshals I first saw this latest revelation of our own government’s continued disregard for our privacy late last week.  I agree with this article’s closing question: Why are my Senators and Congressmen silent on this issue? Posted from WordPress for … Continue reading

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Article: Windows 10 Technical Preview Gives Microsoft New Shocking Spying Privileges

Windows 10 Technical Preview Gives Microsoft New Shocking Spying Privileges http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2014/10/06/windows-10-spying/ Wow!  Yet another reason I prefer open source operating systems. Be very wary of M$ OS 10 and read your EULAs and Privacy Agreements very carefully. Posted from WordPress … Continue reading

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Article: How to protect yourself against hackers (or at least make it difficult for them)

How to protect yourself against hackers (or at least make it difficult for them) http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/09/03/protect-hackers-least-make-difficult/ My good deed for the day: providing the link above to you and asking you to take note. Better safe than sorry. Posted from WordPress … Continue reading

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Article: What happens to your online accounts when you die?

What happens to your online accounts when you die? http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2014/Digital-afterlife:-What-happens-to-your-email,-other-accounts-when-you-die-and-don’t-specify?%2Fid-07bd94e6e92c4333bb8f4dd1bfe7e844 I need to read my Terms of Service more closely.  I had planned on passing on my password archive to my descendants but that may actually be prevented according to … Continue reading

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This Rule About Drone Surveillance Is Just Plain Absurd — And Scary

http://io9.com/this-rule-about-drone-surveillance-is-just-plain-absurd-1599350343?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow Io9 posted this article via Facebook with the tag line “I can’t believe this is legal.”  Neither can I.  I’m starting to feel like I need to develop a dome for my back yard to foil the government peeping … Continue reading

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Article: Comcast Is Turning The US Into Its Own Private Hotspot

Comcast Is Turning The US Into Its Own Private Hotspot http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/11/comcast-is-turning-the-us-into-its-own-private-hotspot/?ncid=rss Reminder to self: make sure Time Warner Road Runner Internet service does NOT include this new feature. If it does (or might soon since Comcast bought them) … opt … Continue reading

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Article: The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World

The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World http://io9.com/the-10-algorithms-that-dominate-our-world-1580110464 Two of these qualify as scary (if not down right terrifying) … NSA (substitute Big Brother if you prefer) and CRUSH (say Minority Report). Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung … Continue reading

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Cell phone searches at the Supreme Court: a guide to today’s big privacy case (and where to learn more) — Tech News and Analysis

http://gigaom.com/2014/04/29/cell-phone-searches-at-the-supreme-court-a-guide-to-todays-big-privacy-case-and-where-to-learn-more/ Transcripts from hearings should be available this afternoon.  Plus all the analysis. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Article: Verizon fought the NSA’s metadata collection program but lost anyway

Verizon fought the NSA’s metadata collection program but lost anyway http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/25/verizon-loses-constitutional-fight-over-metadata/ I’ve been quiet on the NSA snooping front lately.  This short article reminded me that Big Brother continues to watch us. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung … Continue reading

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