*Uh boy. You have to wonder sometimes: What is it going to take for some of us to get it through our heads that if we don’t want to live with the threat of our intimate photos and videos being put on blast, there’s only one solution: stop posing for them.
Or at least make sure we have personally erased them from the phone before we trade it in!
Too bad one Los Angeles woman neglected to do this. Now she has put her humiliation aside long enough to file a lawsuit; in which she claims a Sprint employee found two pictures of her engaged in sex and used the Facebook app on her phone to upload them; making them visible to her family, friends and co-workers.
Oh man! Continue reading
Secure Sockets Layers, and more recently, Transport Layer Security protocols have protected web users for years by creating a digital secure handshake to identify and encrypt data from the browser to the secure end site. The Apple flaw puts hackers in the middle of that handshake, by allowing the SSL/TSL routines to be bypassed. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)
*According to an article in The Blaze , due to a recent security breach mobile device users should be very afraid.
The article states that the news that has tech giant, Apple , Inc., rushing its users to upgrade to the iOS7 software to prevent a potential security risk is even more scary than the enormous breach to consumer privacy revealed by Target last year. Continue reading
*On the one hand, the growing technology movement has enabled us to have lives that are much more convenient. We can reach someone across the world at lightening speed via instant message, Skype, Face Time and the like; but let’s face it (no pun intended) on the other hand, the price we pay for these conveniences is extremely high.
Just like someone who feels the painstaking paranoia of constantly looking over your shoulder to see if you’re being followed, technology makes us extremely vulnerable to predators if we neglect to take steps that lead to our successful security.
This means constantly updating our equipment to prevent an intrusion. Hey anything-Apple mobile device users, you might want to pay attention starting now. Continue reading
*We’ve all had it happen to us at one time or another.
We bought that item on the Internet but when it was being delivered, we were nowhere near our home to accept it. Even worse, not all of us live in areas where leaving the package outside is a smart option.
Good news: There’s an app for that!
Of course you’ll need a car…with a trunk. Continue reading
*Yep, some of us actually have in-boxes that hold ninety-seven-thousand unread messages…some even more. If you’re a Gmail account holder, there is something you can actually do if you want to say, delete your entire in-box in one click (I choose that one!), or even track which websites is giving out your information.
Check out what you may not have known about your Gmail features before (I guess that’s why they call them secrets). Continue reading
*With so much talk about racism and insensitive behavior on the Internet, can you believe someone actually made time to count just how many tweets a day contain something racially insensitive?
According to U.K.-based think tank Demos about 10,000.
They came to this figure by using a filter to analyze 126,975 English-language tweets and then estimated that one in every 15,000 tweets contained a “racist or ethnic slur.” But it goes deeper… Continue reading
*It’s a new day and everyone wants to be represented properly. So in an obvious attempt to make everybody happy, Facebook is now offering new gender options to self identify.
Male…Female…or Custom: This, along with three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them.
Raise your hand if something tells you that even 50 may not be enough. Continue reading
*Oops! I wonder who that was? Let’s see…
No! Don’t call back. Scam artists are hoping you will do just that. But when the phone bill comes in you find you’ve placed a pricey call to where????
The ‘one ring’ cellphone scam calls users and hangs up without giving them enough time to answer, then tricks them into dialing pricey foreign chat lines. Continue reading