The Intersection of Privacy and Cybersecurity

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This post was originally published on 11 SEP 2020; it has been updated to include more relevant and updated information.

With the increasing popularity of NFC and RFID technology being used in smartphones as a method for delivering "wallet" payme...

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Microsoft Windows 10 (and the newer edition, Windows 11) is a data collection machine that phones home a lot.

Some examples of the data Windows collects:

  • Searches (which get forwarded to Bing, Microsoft's search engine)
  • Voice data (for devices where a mic is present)
  • Keystrokes/typing histor...

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Have you noticed that you receive different search results based on your search history? Location? Device? And what seems to be a combination of other factors?

Have you recently searched for one thing extensively in a short period of time, and now somehow everything you search is now tied to that...

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The DNS system is the ever reliant phone book of the Internet. It plays a large part in what makes the today's Internet so easy to use and browse as so many of us do.

But were you aware that the standard implementation of DNS is, by nature, highly insecure? Did you know that this insecurity poses...

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