Prism, a Surveillance Prison

The government program PRISM which was introduced in 2007, is a surveillance program which collects data from U.S. internet companies in an attempt to better protect national security. Skype, until it was bought by Microsoft in 2011, worked with PRISM to give the government data of many people who had no idea this was happening.… Continue reading Prism, a Surveillance Prison

The Truth About Private Browsing

Ever since the start up of PRISM, an Internet surveillance program under the jurisdiction of the NSA, surfing the web anonymously has never been a concept of the internet. Users of the Internet know there is a “big brother” figure watching over them. This figure doesn’t even have to be monitoring you while you are doing the browsing because… Continue reading The Truth About Private Browsing

Adblock for the Win!

You are protected on your laptop when you surf the web, but what about your phone? People rely heavily on our handheld devices capacity for internet browsing, which is more reason to download AdBlock, the app that allows people to still keep their token of authenticity on their mobile device, while stopping ads and pop-ups, all… Continue reading Adblock for the Win!

What is Raining from the iCloud?

Apple says the methods that they use to protect user generated data is safe and very reliable. The real question becomes if the METHODS used for ENCRYPTION are strong enough to keep prying eyes out of your personal data? Through bypassing the servers, hackers were able to retrieve countless photos of high-profiled celebrities. Think twice before you… Continue reading What is Raining from the iCloud?

For Better or For Worse?

People tend to overreact to situations involving their privacy quite often. Take the Facebook fake posts where people will copy and paste a made up paragraph about how their pictures and statuses will be used unless they share this post for example. Sharing this post isn’t going to stop Facebook from using your pictures and… Continue reading For Better or For Worse?

Mining for data??

We’ve all heard and seen from those ads on the side of your screen, which just so happen to advertise those green sweatpants you were just thinking about buying, that companies are getting their hands on your information. But to what extent and how is this happening? Data brokers (data companies) are companies that collect,… Continue reading Mining for data??