In a May 2018 public service announcement, the FBI recommended “any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle (reboot) the devices“, as “foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide.“ In this article, we’ll find out what’s behind the FBI router reboot request – the VPNFilter malware, … Read More
Recently a massive Facebook privacy scandal broke involving the world’s biggest social network and Cambridge Analytica, a data consultancy company. According to the allegations, the users’ data was used improperly during the US elections campaign in 2016 in order to profile millions of people and then serve custom ads that would influence their voting decision. Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO … Read More
As first expressed in 2003 at Columbia University, net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication. There have been a lot of discussions about net neutrality in the last couple … Read More
There has been a lot of news coverage around the rollback of certain Internet privacy regulations in the US. Not a long while ago, the US Congress voted to allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to monitor and sell the data about the online activity of their customers. So, from this point on, if you don’t want any third parties to have access to what you do online, your best option is to start using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
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