How Surveillance Capitalism Targets the Vulnerable

How Surveillance Capitalism Targets the Vulnerable

While the elderly might have showed up late to the internet and smartphones, there’s no reason to be believe they will be immune to the consequences that young people in particular are now beginning to understand.

Our collective privacy problem is not your fault

Our collective privacy problem is not your fault

Yet even as it demonstrates location tracking’s invasiveness and describes shady corporate practices in appropriately critical terms, the first piece of the series often frames the problem of pervasive privacy violations as failures of individual foresight.

“I have nothing to hide. Why should I care about my privacy?”

“I have nothing to hide. Why should I care about my privacy?”

There are two sets of reasons to care about your privacy even if you’ve got nothing to hide: ideological reasons and practical reasons. You might be okay with governments or security agencies or companies having your private information.

Why I Am Naming My First-Born Son John Smith

Why I Am Naming My First-Born Son John Smith

When we first heard the wonderful news, we started thinking so hard about names. But I know I’d be even more sad if my child went through life with my wife’s last name, which is so easily google-able.

Hijacking WhatsApp without Hacking

Hijacking WhatsApp without Hacking

Not only can curious people like me read these, displaying the full content of messages on your lock screen can lead to your instant messaging accounts being hijacked. Of course, this will only work if the CEO’s phone displays incoming messages on the lock screen.

More Than Two Years After It Took Them, The FBI Still Won't Return Family Videos Seized During A Raid Of A Security Researcher's Home

More Than Two Years After It Took Them, The FBI Still Won't Return Family Videos Seized During A Raid Of A Security Researcher's Home

More Than Two Years After It Took Them, The FBI Still Won't Return Family Videos Seized During A Raid Of A Security Researcher's Home Legal Issues from the making-life-miserable-for-citizens-just-because dept The government isn't done jerking around security researcher Justin Shafer quite yet.

Recapitulation of 2018

Recapitulation of 2018

Emergency Codes Its important that your passwords are secure, yet in some cases you want that others may be able to access your passwords. All backend by modern cryptography, so only the holder of the code can actually access your passwords.

Husband divorces wife after spotting her with another man on Google Maps

Husband divorces wife after spotting her with another man on Google Maps

A husband has divorced his wife after finding a picture of her with another man on Google Maps, it has been claimed. A news agency said the alleged infidelity was discovered by a man looking at how to get to a bridge (Picture: Google Maps/CEN)