Microsoft’s newest operating system raised a few eyebrows and ruffled a few feathers when it launched, largely in the way it was rolled out. While industry experts were excited about the new features and upgrades before Windows 10 went live, the public sentiment quickly soured after a lot of people found themselves forced to use the new system due to their computers’ automatic upgrades.
Social media is really a great tool, but it’s also filled with privacy pitfalls, both malicious and accidental. While there are scammers who use social media for criminal intent, you can cause a lot of your own privacy problems through your internet behaviors.
Another school year is ready to kick off, if it hasn’t started in your region already. Most kids are eagerly waiting to find out which of their friends will be in their class, and hoping they got the “nice” teacher. School supply lists are cropping up in stores, where the aisles are filled with shiny new notebooks and lunchboxes.
By now, word of hacking events and data breaches has spread to most consumers. In fact, the abundance of news reports surrounding data breaches has actually led to a new problem, data breach fatigue, which is the sluggish response some victims may have to news of yet another breach. But what about personal privacy flaws that aren’t the work of hackers or scammers, but are purely accidental?
There’s been a lot of controversy in the news lately surrounding mental health, specifically where patients’ rights to privacy are concerned. With every new report of a horrific crime, it’s natural for the public to look for an explanation; all too often, unfortunately, the explanation turns to mental illness, and the rallying cry for reduced medical privacy rights begins all over again.
Gotta catch ‘em all…that’s the tag line that many fans of a new location-based game are sharing as their online mantras, but the reality of a new app is anything but a game. Based off of a once-widely popular card-based game, Pokémon Go is taking over social media and users’ devices like nothing before.
Biometrics were once the stuff of action movies. The hero employs contact lenses to pass a retinal scanner, or makes fake fingerprints out of a waxy substance that he wears over his own prints. Maybe he has a high-tech recording device in order to pose as someone else for voice recognition patterns.