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One of my Old Passwords Was Hacked on 6 Different Sites and I Had no Clue— Here’s How to Quickly…

One of my Old Passwords Was Hacked on 6 Different Sites and I Had no Clue— Here’s How to Quickly Check Yours and Protect Yourself. Don’t Ever Have a Single Point of Failure Passwords suck. Before 2-factor authentication and email login verification, passwords used to be the only line of defense […]

A Place for Secrets

TL;DR: The ability to program 3D objects and rooms in mixed reality will usher in a golden age for encryption, from “mixed-medium” algorithms to stacked-authentication schemes. Mixed reality will allow quantum proof data sharing with both forward and backward secrecy, and this will mitigate many of the negative effects of […]

Classified: The Art of Restricting Personal Data

Rethinking personal information to achieve security and privacy It’s time we had frank conversation about who gets access to you. Photo: Pexels All of us are frequently and routinely asked to provide our personal information to other people, organizations, and websites. Some of these requests arise from important or critical occasions in […]

How Much Are You Worth in the Online Data Economy?

Social networks, credit agencies, and criminals all put a price on our data, but do we realize how pervasive the system is? You get nothing for nothing. If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the customer — you’re the product being sold. Such warnings have echoed over the centuries. From the folksy French […]

The Spy Masters’ case against Huawei is flimsy

The Chinese phone maker’s biggest offense may be it’s too successful. Continue reading on Bloomberg View » GurupriyanGurupriyan is a Software Engineer and a technology enthusiast, he’s been working on the field for the last 6 years. Currently focusing on mobile app development and IoT. http://copypasteprogrammers.comPlease follow and like us:0

What’s a negligible effect in an election?

One possible rule-of-thumb for researchers One of the quantitative methodology papers which has most shaped my thinking in recent years is Carlisle Rainey’s Arguing for a Negligible Effect. Like all great papers, it makes a simple point well: statistical significance is not the same as substantive significance, and to assess […]

What Started the Biggest Population Boom in History?

How Iran’s explosive expansion warns us about our overpopulated future —and shows us how to fix it. i. Horses WHEN HOURIEH SHAMSHIRI MILANI entered medical school in 1974, just thirteen of seventy students in her class at the National University of Iran were women. “And of those thirteen, only two of […]

Here’s Why Public Wifi is a Public Health Hazard

Maybe Better If You Don’t Read This Story on Public WiFi We took a hacker to a café and, in 20 minutes, he knew where everyone else was born, what schools they attended, and the last five things they googled. By Maurits Martijn, from De CorrespondentTranslated from Dutch by Jona MeijersIllustrations by […]

German court rules Facebook’s use of personal data and privacy settings as illegal

Facebook’s privacy settings illegal, rules German court Time and again Facebook has been accused of invading its users’ privacy and collecting personal data for purposes like online advertising, marketing, etc. Now, a German court has ruled that the social networking giant’s use of personal data is illegal. The verdict, comes […]