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23andMyIdentity: Genetic Testing Privacy

April 13, 2023
23andMe might be one of the more popular direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies on the internet, but it’s by no means the only one.  In the last few years, more online genetic testing companies have popped up for various purposes, f…

A Guide to Online Presence for Job Seekers

April 13, 2023
You used to have just one resume:  it was paper, you controlled everything in it, and you gave it to hiring personnel.  You got to choose exactly how to present yourself.   For better or worse, that period in hiring history…

Why Collection no 1 Still Matters

April 13, 2023
In mid-December 2019, over 770 million email addresses and passwords were posted to a popular hacking forum. Known as Collection no 1, it is one of the largest collections of breached data in history.  Although it’s been a few years since…

Smile, You’re on Spokeo! Here’s What to Do About It

April 13, 2023
Honey, your FBI background check is ready! With a quick search of your name, a screen pops up showing the members of your family, the addresses where you used to live, a photo of your house, an estimate of your net worth, videos and photos of …

How Facebook Likes Predict Personality (And What to Do About It)

April 13, 2023
Your Facebook likes say a lot about you. From your sexuality to your race and politics, liking things on Facebook can expose more of your life to third parties (other users, advertisers, researchers, politicians, etc.) than you may realize. …

How to Stop the NSA from Spying On You

April 13, 2023
How to stop the NSA from spying on you? Unfortunately, it’s a question that doesn’t have a simple answer. There’s no way to block NSA surveillance completely. Even if you ditched your mobile phone and avoided using heavily-tracked web services…

How Cybercriminals Use Data Brokers for Executive Phishing

April 13, 2023
Without question, executive phishing is one of the biggest threats to your organization.  Despite growing awareness around phishing, it remains a top infection vector, and executives are some of the most common victims. A recent report by…

The Pros and Cons of Being Anonymous Online

April 11, 2023
What sort of trail do you leave online? Do you comment as yourself? Do you think that using only the first initial of your last name, like John S., is a good way to protect your identity? Do you use a profile picture?   Be honest: do you have …

To Join or Not to join? Clubhouse App Privacy

April 11, 2023
Remember Clubhouse? Launched in April 2020, the originally invite-only social networking platform looked like it might be the “next big thing.”  Founded by ex-Google employee Rohan Seth and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Paul Davison, Clubho…

How to Enable Global Privacy Control

April 11, 2023
Announced in 2020, the Global Privacy Control (“GPC”) is a new standard that web browsers and websites can use to simplify making and handling online privacy requests – particularly requests like “Do Not Sell” (do not sell my data to third partie…

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