I was asked again this morning about using a specific app to send secure messages in a corporate environment. My answer was simple, and it hasn’t changed in years, there are only two apps to trust from my criteria. The Continue reading Secure Messaging: Years later, there are still only two
If you work in privacy, chances are you’ve thought at least somewhat about where your data is stored — and this is the year where we all need to be thinking about that, all of the time. To cement this Continue reading Time to consider which jurisdiction your data is stored in
Starting May 25th, if your company is a data processor or controller of anyone in the European Union, you’re obligated to comply with the EU’s strict new General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR [Annotated version]. Considered one of the strictest Continue reading Are you ready for GDPR?
Fellow Canadians, especially journalists, when a person or organization can’t respond to a request citing “privacy reasons”, let that be a huge red flag to your ears. Demand to know which privacy law they are referring, and to which specific Continue reading “Not able to disclose for privacy reasons” is usually not true
One of the features you’ve likely enabled, is Facebook’s platform. To give you an idea of how powerful this is, this is the warning it gives you when you attempt to disable it: What happens if you disable Facebook’s Continue reading Protecting your privacy on Facebook by disabling Platform
In Canada, we have a federal law called the Privacy Act, as well as one called PIPEDA, which amongst other things, allows you to access the information private sector organizations (companies) have on you. In order for you to make Continue reading Requesting whom Facebook has shared your information with — for Canadians
“In the name of â€œpreventing, detecting and investigating terrorist offenses and related travelâ€, all United Nations (UN) Member States should develop systems for processing and analysing Passenger Name Record (PNR), Advance Passenger Information (API) and â€œfingerprints, photographs, facial recognition, and Continue reading UN Security Council mandates worldwide air traveller profiling (erdi.org)
The short, but intense solution for Meltdown and Spectre from CERT is to upgrade your CPU. (update: As you can see by this URL, they have a more detailed solution now) Your operating system provider will be sending out a Continue reading How to protect against Meltdown and Spectre
If you’re ready to stop providing an advertising company with full access to all ofÂ your email communication, there are other alternatives out there. This is especially important for any non-American, as the American intelligence apparatus is specifically built to Continue reading Time to leave Gmail? Here are some privacy centric alternatives.
I’m often asked which browser I use. Both Chrome and Firefox have a more privacy centric alternative now, Iridium Browser and Firefox Focus respectively. Of course if you want real privacy and are OK with the slowness that comes from Continue reading Privacy Centric Browsers