privacy

Twitter_logo_blue

Twitter Sues for the Right to Publish its Full Transparency Report

This is important. Transparency reports are basically the dash cams of the Internet.

Screenshot from 2013-12-17 16-42-10

ToS;DR Teaches You The Terrible Things You’re Agreeing To On The Web

Terms of Service; Didn't Read aims to help you navigate the thicket of ToS and privacy policies that you click merrily past every day.

BobsGoogleLocation2

Find Out Whether Google is Tracking Your Location

How to find out what Google knows about your whereabouts.

shutterstock_138707504

Three Apps to Make the Internet Less Creepy

You probably already know this, but lots of people are tracking your activity online. It’s actually kind of creepy how many people know what you are doing. Fortunately, you can block a lot of it.

google-devil

Everybody Panic: Google’s Computers Are Reading Your Email

You are silly if you don’t think Google is indexing your Gmail account so it can serve you ads. That’s the deal. There is no secret. Google serves you relevant ads based on the contents of your email.

sduck.v105.big_

Google Knows Plenty About You; Use DuckDuckGo

Give DuckDuckGo a try. You’ll like the simple interface, instant answers, and playful attitude, and you won’t miss the overwhelming presence of advertising or the loss of privacy.

See No Evil

Don’t Trust the Cloud? Microsoft Gives the Keys to Windows to the NSA

If you were laboring under the illusion that your data is somehow safer on your own computer than in the cloud, let’s just put an end to that fallacy.

nsa_eagle_circle_big-300x289

Does “Don’t Be Evil” Mean “Give the NSA Direct Access to Our Servers”?

According to the Washington Post, the NSA is mining data “directly from the servers of these U.S. Service Providers: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.” Isn't this evil?

attorney-dropbox-data-secure

Increase Dropbox Data Security

Attorneys can increase data security with Dropbox with a few tweaks and tips.

Get Used to Using Your Privacy Settings

Learn to use the privacy controls on your online social networks. Every website with a social component (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, etc.) gives you some measure of control over who sees your updates. You should use them, even if they aren’t foolproof. After all, not everyone wants — or needs — to see your […]

Data Security for Solo Attorneys Part 2

How solo attorneys can secure client data in three simple steps.

Data Security for Solo Attorneys Part 1

How solo attorneys can backup and secure their data.

Two LinkedIn Security Concerns

Two LinkedIn security/privacy issues hit the news, and both mean you should take action to secure your LinkedIn account.

Private Facebook Pages May Be Discoverable

Litigators need to instruct their clients that the content that they share (even if they use privacy filters) may very well be used against them.

Stop Your Friends’ Facebook Apps from Accessing Your Information

How to stop Facebook from sharing all your information with your friends' apps, games, and websites they like.