A Guide to Using Social Networks Online without Being TrackedRecently 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 … Read More
FCC Net Neutrality Repeal = More Power to the ISPsAs 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 … 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).
Protect yourself from WannaCry, Cryptolocker and other Ransomware AttacksJust this past week over 200,000 computers were hit by a widespread ransom attack dubbed “WannaCry.” It has become a major subject of discussion worldwide, as it struck at an unprecedented scale, infecting PCs running Windows in more than 150 countries. Many major companies and organizations including the UK’s NHS, Renault, Nissan, … Read More