Facebook moving 1.5 billion users away from GDPR protection

If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people's online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook users around the world would be protected by it. But the online social network is making changes that ensure the number will be much smaller. Facebook members outside the United States and Canada,... Continue Reading →


Researcher estimates GrayKey can unlock 6-digit iPhone passcode in 11 hours, here’s how to protect yourself

By AppleInsider Staff Monday, April 16, 2018, 05:23 pm PT (08:23 pm ET)New estimates from a security researcher suggest GrayKey, a digital forensics tool in active use by U.S. law enforcement agencies, is capable of cracking Apple's standard six-digit iPhone passcode in an average of 11 hours. Longer codes, however, could take years to process. Here's... Continue Reading →

Instagram bends to GDPR – a “download everything” tool is coming

Published April 13, 2018 Following criticism about lack of data portability – unlike parent Facebook, it doesn’t have a Download Your Data tool – Instagram now says it’s building a tool to let users download everything they’ve ever shared. Everything, as in everything? We’re still waiting to hear details. An Instagram spokesperson told TechCrunch that the new tool –... Continue Reading →

Hackers are Your Friend

By Sharon Smith on April 12, 2018 I get a lot of inspiration from reading articles, posts and conversations on LinkedIn about my field, Cybersecurity. Recently, a fellow security professional and friend posted an important correction regarding the use of the term “hackers” and how he is tired of the term being used negatively, since... Continue Reading →

GDPR – In a 1 Page Summary

by Brent Dreyer - VP Emerging Technologies via LinkedIn Published on April 10, 2018 While reading the GDPR (several times) last year, I took copious notes, created a mind map, and then reduced that to this one-page summary. The summary has been a great tool when facilitating GDPR discussions. Enjoy!

Email service: White House staffer was a ‘password idiot

BY MORGAN GSTALTER - 03/19/18 03:28 PM EDT Encrypted email service ProtonMail is mocking a White House staffer who reportedly left his account login information at a bus stop in Washington, D.C., calling him "a password idiot." Ryan McAvoy left his ProtonMail passwords and email address on a piece of White House stationery at a bus stop near 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., The Intercept... Continue Reading →

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