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By Perry on Privacy
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Toronto's smart city is really just fueling surveillance capitalism
As many feared, Google’s ambitious Sidewalk Toronto “smart city” project turns out to be a “surveillance city”
October 31, 2018
Google's 1400% price hike has broken your Google Map
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October 30, 2018
Hijacking the Chrome back button for SEO
September 12, 2018
Changes coming to Canadian ISPs
September 11, 2018
Spear phishing is on the rise
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September 4, 2018
Behavioural Biometrics
August 23, 2018
How to improve your gaming experience with a VPN
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August 20, 2018
5 tips to help your child think about privacy
August 17, 2018
SMS vs email
August 6, 2018
What are Dark Patterns?
A dark pattern is a user interface carefully crafted to trick users into doing things they might not otherwise do, such as buying insurance with their purchase or signing up for recurring bills. Normally when you think of “bad design,” you think of the creator as being sloppy or lazy — but without ill intent. Dark patterns, on the other hand, are not mistakes. They’re carefully crafted with a solid understanding of human psychology, and they do not have the user’s interests in mind.
August 5, 2018
How to remove yourself from search engine results
August 2, 2018
Gmail’s new “confidential mode” is not so great for privacy and the open source web
July 31, 2018
Legal battle against Canadian media giants demonstrates severe consequences facing developers accused of copyright infringement
Earlier this year, a coalition of Canadian media groups including Bell, Rogers, Quebecor, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, presented a controversial proposal to the Canadian telecommunications regulator to implement a website-blocking system and independent agency to respond to online piracy. While the “FairPlay Coalition” is seeking additional tools to respond to piracy and copyright infringement, … Continue reading "TV Addons: Legal battle against Canadian media giants demonstrates severe consequences facing developers accused of copyright infringement" Read the full article here:
July 11, 2018
Some simple tips to help protect your privacy
Mashable article about covering your webcam - 66 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Right Now -
July 9, 2018
Google grants third party developers access to your personal gmail data
July 7, 2018
Major Changes in Sales Tax Due to Supreme Court Ruling
Sales tax, as you know it, has changed overnight. The United States Supreme Court has just overturned 26 years of law in their South Dakota v. Wayfair decision.
June 26, 2018
FileZilla now includes bundled adware
Bleeping Computer article: FileZilla's Use Of Bundled Offers Sparks Outrage From Users
June 25, 2018
Supreme Court rules police need a warrant for your cell phone location data
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June 24, 2018
How to access Facebook messages without Messenger
In this episode I demonstrate how to access Facebook messages without installing the Messenger app.
June 20, 2018
Email aliases are your friend
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June 20, 2018
Parental controls for video game addictions
Video game addictions are common and I am often asked by parents how to deal with them. Here is my idea on Parental Controls.
June 20, 2018
What would you sell your personal data for?
You can download the powerpoint doc I referenced here:
June 19, 2018
The perks of a short email domain
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June 18, 2018
Speed up your website and increase privacy by removing Google Analytics
June 12, 2018
Was that Election spam actually legal?
June 11, 2018
Why did South Korean women just have the largest protest ever?
June 9, 2018 DNS resolver by Cloudflare and why you should be using it
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June 8, 2018
How private is free Wi-Fi
FIFA public Wi-Fi guide: which host cities have the most secure networks?
June 8, 2018
Which Web Browser best respects my Privacy?
You might think that by enabling "Private browsing" you have everything in place for a private browsing experience, well due to a process know as "Fingerprinting," a website can potentially identify a large amount of information about a user, even when using Private browsing mode. Due to how browsers are designed to work, there is not much that can be done to fully protect your privacy. Here is a list of 7 popular browsers in order of the most private. Here is a link to a list of these browsers:
June 5, 2018
May 31, 2018
Two Canadian Banks hacked and why I am not surprised
UPDATE: A teller at BMO recently informed me that the Bank of Montreal had fixed the 6 digit password issue. I just tested it and they still only allow 6 digit passwords. I'm I crazy for leaving my money here? Links to both statements can be found in the article below:
May 29, 2018
Thoughts on Digital Culture
Just thinking out loud today and going off on a tangent about best practices for online management of your data and security. 1. Read terms 2. Use password manager 3. Enable 2FA 4. Get your own domain name
May 27, 2018
Happy GDPR Day!
Hooray for better privacy and protection. Well almost. GDPR is here and I am already starting to file requests to remove my personal information from poorly secured servers.
May 25, 2018
Which companies are already failing at GDPR?
One day to go until the GDPR act comes into effect. I decided to check Twitter for some epic #GDPRfails and here is what I found... Either way I think it is good to increase awareness and discussion about the privacy and security of our data. This list of GDPRfails shows how even the largest tech companies with biggest budgets are failing at protecting your personal data and information.
May 24, 2018
Download your data from Apple with new GDPR policy
Apple is planning to roll out this feature worldwide in the coming months. "We intend to provide these capabilities to customers around the world in the coming months," the company wrote. Here's the List of Data that You can Download: App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store and Apple Music activity Apple ID account and device information Apple Online Store and Retail Store activity AppleCare support history, repair requests and more Game Center activity iCloud Bookmarks and Reading List iCloud Calendars and Reminders iCloud Contacts iCloud Notes Maps Report an Issue Marketing subscriptions, downloads, and other activity Other data iCloud Drive files and documents iCloud Mail iCloud Photos
May 23, 2018
Will you get a corporate surveillance box for you kid?
Top child safety experts have warned over the risks of a new gadget designed to chat with kids alone in their bedrooms. Here is a press release that Amazon responded to:
May 22, 2018
Email is King and it always will be
Email have survived several waves of "email killing apps" and it is still the key to your online world.
May 19, 2018
Ethical, privacy-conscious alternatives
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May 18, 2018
Data Portability
The right to data portability allows individuals to obtain and reuse their personal data for their own purposes across different services. It allows them to move, copy or transfer personal data easily from one IT environment to another in a safe and secure way, without affecting its usability.
May 17, 2018
9 Steps to Security in the Digital Age
May 16, 2018
Is Google Malware?
This topic caught my eye too.
May 15, 2018
The flawed CRTC alert ready system
This is a rather annoying episode created to highlight the flaws in the new Alert Ready system in Canada. There are so many faults in this system it is hard to focus on how to improve it. The handling and implementation of this system should also be a case study for governments thinking of introducing the same system, to show how NOT to do it.
May 15, 2018
A bit of story time today. Because who doesn't want to control their destiny?
May 13, 2018
Turns out Gmail is still scanning your emails
Here is the tweet from Julia Angwin: Here is the story on NBC: Here is the tweet from Dylan Curran:
May 13, 2018
Social engineering to hack a domain DNS service
If I was to hack a company, going for the DNS would be a jewel on the crown. I am actually surprised how easy this is with some very large and well known hosting providers.
May 11, 2018
Privacy and Security
Privacy and security really do go hand in hand. Consider a window in your home. It provides various functions for you. It allows you to look outside. It lets sunlight into your home. A window keeps weather outside. You can open a window to let in fresh air. In an emergency, you can use a window as an exit.
May 11, 2018
Is Google Analytics compliant with GDPR?
Google recently released a statement declaring their commitment to compliance with data protection laws in line with GDPR. Just because Google is becoming GDPR, does NOT mean that you are too if you use services like Google Analytics.
May 9, 2018
Data protection by Design and by Default
Data protection by Design and by Default (Article 25) requires that data protection is designed into the development of business processes for products and services. This requires that privacy settings must be set at a high level by default, and that technical and procedural measures should be taken care by the controller in order to make sure that the processing, throughout the whole processing lifecycle, complies with the regulation. Controllers should also implement mechanisms to ensure that personal data is only processed when necessary for each specific purpose.
May 9, 2018
The GDPR Opportunity
I ask "why should Europeans be entitled to a greater degree of privacy than the rest of the world?" Also could becoming compliant with GDPR hold hidden benefits?
May 6, 2018
Domain Privacy Protection
When you register a domain the domain registration information is publicly available by default. What does that mean and should you enable privacy protection?
May 5, 2018
Bcrypt and bad advice from Nutella on passwords
Yesterday the chocolate spread company Nutella, tweeted some very bad password. I checked the password advice and found it had been involved in 20,833 data breaches.
May 4, 2018
Happy World Password Day
Today is world password and a great day to introduce to a new podcast I have launched called "Perry on Privacy." I am constantly surprised at how easy it can be to hack someones password, servers, social accounts, bank etc. When I am in need of advice, insight and general direction when it comes to passwords, I turn to the world leader on passwords and developer of the Have I Been Pwned tool, "Troy Hunt."
May 3, 2018
What is GDPR?
Businesses, large and small, are in the midst of preparing for compliance with the Europeans Union’s new data privacy laws: The General Data Protection Regulation, or the GDPR, which will go into effect on May 25, 2018. What is it? It was passed by the European lawmakers to create a harmonized data privacy law across all the EU member states. Its purpose is to: Support privacy as a fundamental human right; Require companies that handle personal data to be accountable for managing that data appropriately; and give individuals rights over how their personal data is processed or otherwise used. In a nutshell, GDPR defines personal data as “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.” Okay, so what does that mean? In addition to the kinds of information you might think about – name, address, email address, financial information, contact information, identification numbers, etc., personal data can in some cases be information related to your dig
May 2, 2018
The Late Majority
The term "Late Majority" now includes everyone and not just people that didn't grow up with computers.
May 1, 2018
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