“Not So Smart” GCHQ

GCHQ’s not-so-smart idea to spy on encrypted messaging apps is branded ‘absolute madness’. Image: CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 17: A general view of the 24 hour Operations Room inside GCHQ. Click image for full story from TechCrunch™

One of the Worst Breeches in History

How to Protect Yourself From the Giant Marriott Hack Marriott announced a massive hack that impacts as many as 500 million customers who made a reservation at a Starwood hotel.   Click the image for the full story from Wired™

The case for a decentralized Internet

  Who controls the internet? Increasingly, the answer is large corporations and governments — a trend that’s threatening digital privacy and access to information online, says web developer Tamas Kocsis. In this informative talk, Kocsis breaks down the different threats to internet freedom and shares his plan to build an alternative, decentralized network that returns power…

Disposing of Your Electronic Device?

There are a couple of things to consider…. This time of year is when most new electronic gadgets are upgraded, sold on local Facebook sites, given as a ‘hand-me-down’, or simply discarded in the garbage. Whichever is the reason for swapping out your device, you probably don’t want your financial information, family photos, or Facebook…

The end of Google+

Low usage and an API bug that exposed user data. Google’s attempt at their own version of Facebook comes to an end. Link to Story..

The Silly Season

The silly season is upon us. The lead up to, what shall we call it it to avoid any PC traps.. Holiday Season? Christmas?  Year End? Hopefully bonus time? Whatever excites you about this final march towards 2019, be aware. Other players are afoot at this time of year. We can imagine the attraction opportune…

Google Goes Down..

Seems no provider is immune to outage issues from time to time… Link to Source: Google goes down after major BGP mishap routes traffic through China