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Survey: More than 75 Percent of Employees Are Using Unsanctioned Group Chat Tools

SpiderOak survey of enterprise employees finds that IT and leadership are the largest offenders of using unsanctioned group chat tools...

Ransomware: Your #1 Threat Online & How to Defend Yourself

“The past 12 months have seen ransomware reach a new level of maturity and menace..." What can you do? It's actually simple.

Tech companies & The long tradition of lying about encryption

At the heart of the issue is the difficulty for end users to decipher the terms cloud vendors use to describe their security...

Internet (Rightly) Freaks Out When Evernote Admits Employees Can Read Your Notes

Evernote announced updates to their privacy policy that will roll out in January to its 200 million users globally. You can't opt out of...

5 ways CIOs/CISOs can easily increase web security with encryption

This is a short guide intended for CISOs, CIOs, or CMOs who are not programmers, but want to quickly improve security AND SEO...

Let's talk about encryption at SX. Vote for our panels.

Encryption was a consistent conversation at SXSW 2016. Let's keep the conversation going. Please vote for our encryption and privacy panels.

Status Report, August 2016

Status Report, August 2016

Privacy over the years: 1917 - Present

Tracking technologies, security flaws, and key figures shaping the future of privacy. This timeline highlights several privacy moments from

Proposed Rule 41 Changes: What it is and how to stop it

We’re asking for your support and a few minutes of your time. Join us and the EFF to help raise awareness of this issue.

Living in a Post-Snowden world: online searches and self-censorship on the rise

All of us know, without doubt, that we’re being watched online. Is it altering our behavior at all?

Facebook shadow profiles: a profile of you that you never created.

You never created it -- but it holds more information about you than you'd care to share.

10 privacy tools to help you dodge data mining and more

Sometimes, data mining can get a little bit out of hand. Here are a few tools that will help you avoid intrusive ads, trackers, and more.

"Hundreds of Eyes": Today’s Pantopicon

Privacy and surveillance may seem like a trending topic today, but these events were present centuries ago.

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