How to make Your Router More Secure on the Internet

How to make Your Router More Secure on the Internet

Michael Horowitz, a router security expert, wrote, "I think it is a mistake to use a consumer router. Horowitz says that manufacturers of consumer-grade routers are concerned with making a profit, not with making secure routers.

Net Neutrality Bill Passes Crucial Committee Vote

Net Neutrality Bill Passes Crucial Committee Vote

The Save the Internet Act would lock into law the protections for net neutrality that came in the 2015 Open Internet Order and require the FCC to take action when ISPs give unfair preferential treatment to certain types of content or content sources.

FTC tells ISPs to disclose exactly what information they collect on users and what it’s for

FTC tells ISPs to disclose exactly what information they collect on users and what it’s for

The Federal Trade Commission, in what could be considered a prelude to new regulatory action, has issued an order to several major internet service providers requiring them to share every detail of their data collection practices.

FTC votes 5-0 to examine privacy practices of internet service providers and mobile broadband providers

FTC votes 5-0 to examine privacy practices of internet service providers and mobile broadband providers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued seven letters to internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile broadband providers in the United States demanding a special report regarding their privacy practices.

FTC announces inquiry into the privacy practices of broadband providers

FTC announces inquiry into the privacy practices of broadband providers

The Federal Trade Commission today announced a broad inquiry into the privacy practices of internet service providers requesting large companies like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile to hand over nonpublic information describing how they handle consumer data.

Who Defends Your Data? Report Reveals Peruvian ISPs Progress on User Privacy, Still Room for Improvement

Who Defends Your Data? Report Reveals Peruvian ISPs Progress on User Privacy, Still Room for Improvement

Judicial Order: Companies earned a star in this category if they require that the government obtain a warrant from a judge before handing over user data (either content or metadata).

Want to evade censorship and protect your privacy? A rough and dirty guide to the DOH system

Want to evade censorship and protect your privacy? A rough and dirty guide to the DOH system

DoH allows your browser to make encrypted DNS queries to resolve domain names, so for instance if you wanted to visit www.streamable.com, your ISP would no longer know what requests your browser made to your DNS service provider.

Russia considers 'unplugging' from internet

Russia considers 'unplugging' from internet

Major disruption The draft law, called the Digital Economy National Program, requires Russia's ISPs to ensure that it can operate in the event of foreign powers acting to isolate the country online.

Digital Safety: Using security keys to secure accounts against phishing

Digital Safety: Using security keys to secure accounts against phishing

Two-step verification is an extra layer of security used to protect accounts. The most secure way to protect accounts is by using a security key. A security key is a hardware device that you can either plug into your computer via USB or connect to wirelessly via your phone.

Philips unveils pair of premium monitors with Windows Hello and USB-C docking

Philips unveils pair of premium monitors with Windows Hello and USB-C docking

"The Philips Brilliance 49-inch SuperWide Curved LCD Display offers the ultimate in picture quality, screen format and user functionality. The company also says, "The Philips 329P9H 32-inch 4K LCD monitor delivers ultra-clarity, outstanding color and brilliant performance -- designed for the way you work to maximize productivity.

HP Looking To Get Into The IoT Space, Files Patent For Smart Mirror

HP Looking To Get Into The IoT Space, Files Patent For Smart Mirror

This proposed mirror would be able to tell if a user is trying to look at their reflection or at the computerized display simply by analyzing their gaze, and would present one more prominently than the other to match that.

Google wants to be in your home more than ever

Google wants to be in your home more than ever

While deals for the device briefly reached $79.20, almost half of the display’s original $150 price tag, it can now be found on sale for $99 at retailers like Target.

What is Tor? A Beginner’s Guide

What is Tor? A Beginner’s Guide

When you use Tor browser over the Tor network, your data is encrypted and the data you send and receive is dispatched through a path of randomly generated relays.

Meet the people who see nearly everything we post online

Meet the people who see nearly everything we post online

“[It] is really the natural evolution of the online moderator [who] traditionally removed the ‘bad stuff’ and acted as part editor, part host in a community,” said Emma Monks, head of moderation, trust and security at Leeds, UK-based Crisp Thinking, a leading social risk defence firm.

How a VPN Protects Your Privacy When Using Your Windows Device

How a VPN Protects Your Privacy When Using Your Windows Device

However, when you connect to the internet, your data often goes on an unsecured network where it can be read by your ISP, the government, and even hackers. This is why many people who use public W-Fi connections have now started using VPNs to stay secure.

CenturyLink intentionally abuses Utah law to shutdown internet and serve ads via DNS hijacking

CenturyLink intentionally abuses Utah law to shutdown internet and serve ads via DNS hijacking

Rich Snapp, one such customer went and asked State Senator Todd Weiler, the sponsor of this bill that became a law, what on earth was going on.

How to Stop ISP Data Throttling

How to Stop ISP Data Throttling

Your internet speed is fine but gets slow every time you use Netflix or other streaming services. You can use the Internet Health Test to see if you’re actually being throttled. This is because the VPN stops ISP throttling and increases your speed.

Windows 10 logs your activities to the cloud even when you tell it not to

Windows 10 logs your activities to the cloud even when you tell it not to

Even with all three options in Settings > Activity history disabled, you may still find all of the related data listed on Microsoft's Privacy Dashboard website at account.microsoft.com.

Why Using HTTPS is so Important for Your Website

Why Using HTTPS is so Important for Your Website

Domain Validation (DV), Organization Validation (OV) and Extended validation (EV) are types of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificates that must be obtained to enable HTTPS on your website. HTTPS will prevent ISPs from gathering information and injecting advertisements into your website.

Sky Brasil exposed private information, including IP addresses, of 32 million Brazilians

Sky Brasil exposed private information, including IP addresses, of 32 million Brazilians

Sky Brasil, one of Brazil’s largest internet service providers (ISP) has exposed private information on all 32 million of its users. This latest exposure of 32 million Brazilians private internet logs and IP addresses is a cherry on top that should remind internet users everywhere, but especially in Brazil, that things are precarious.

ACLU Seeks Secret Ruling That Stopped Feds From Hacking Facebook Messenger

ACLU Seeks Secret Ruling That Stopped Feds From Hacking Facebook Messenger

What is clear is that the public has a right to know the legal reasoning that decided this case — namely, what authority the Justice Department thought it had to force Facebook to undermine its security infrastructure and why the court determined that the government was wrong.

Net Neutrality and the Tyranny of the ISPs – Skycoin – Medium

Net Neutrality and the Tyranny of the ISPs – Skycoin – Medium

Net Neutrality and the Tyranny of the ISPs Part II — DOMESTIC Around the world, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are exploiting a lack of competition to price gouge consumers, facilitate government surveillance and create profound inequality of internet access.

FCC Net Neutrality Repeal: Ignoring the Digital Privacy of Millions of Users

FCC Net Neutrality Repeal: Ignoring the Digital Privacy of Millions of Users

Pai, the former Verizon lawyer, even halted a data security rule that would require ISPs to take “reasonable” steps to protect customer information from unauthorized use or access, making sure Internet providers aren’t at fault if your data is exposed.

Cloudflare brings its privacy-focused 1.1.1.1 DNS switching app to phones

Cloudflare brings its privacy-focused 1.1.1.1 DNS switching app to phones

If you’re concerned about your government snooping on your browsing history, or simply want an easy way to access sites blocked in your part of the world, Cloudflare’s got you covered with a new app for Android and iOS.

Researchers Believe Sprint Is Throttling Skype Without Telling Consumers

Researchers Believe Sprint Is Throttling Skype Without Telling Consumers

Choffnes developed an app named Wehe that he’s been using to track how wireless carriers are treating user data in the wake of the repeal of net neutrality rules last June.

Net Neutrality, Surveillance, Privacy and the World We Live In.

Net Neutrality, Surveillance, Privacy and the World We Live In.

In plain English this means that Spectrum, for example, can contact Netflix, or the like, and demand, “if you want your content to continue being delivered at full customer bandwidth, then you now need to pay us a premium fee.” This, in fact, is not a new issue and companies like Google, Spotify and Riot Games have already complained because their service is slower than it should be.

FCC Republican claims municipal broadband is threat to First Amendment

FCC Republican claims municipal broadband is threat to First Amendment

O'Rielly said that broadband providers run by local governments "have engaged in significant First Amendment mischief." But O'Rielly's only evidence to support his claim was the networks' Acceptable Use Policies, which contain boilerplate language similar to the policies used by private ISPs such as Comcast and AT&T.

An ISP Left Corporate Passwords, Keys, and All its Data Exposed on the Internet

An ISP Left Corporate Passwords, Keys, and All its Data Exposed on the Internet

According to a new report by the security researchers at UpGuard, a Washington-based ISP by the name of Pocket iNet left 73 gigabytes of essential operational data publicly exposed in a misconfigured Amazon S3 storage bucket for months.

Is There Any Way to Protect Your Information Online?

Is There Any Way to Protect Your Information Online?

Even your Gmail account isn’t as private as you thought: “Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you with personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising and spam and malware detection,” states Google’s policy.

Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros

Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros

A separate internal training presentation obtained by Motherboard about how to use the diagnostics states that the “Apple Service Toolkit and Apple Service Toolkit 2 are available only to persons working at Apple-authorized service facilities.” This means that it will become impossible for you to repair your new MacBook Pro at home, or for an independent repair provider to repair it for you.

More