Facial Recognition Technology and What It Means for Data Privacy and Protection

Imagine walking into a store, picking up a pint of milk, heading to the cash desk, shooting the cashier a smile, and going on your merry way. No card, no cash, no phone; just your...


Has Facebook Learned Its Lesson From the Cambridge Analytica Privacy Breach—And Should You Be Worried?

We all use Facebook in different ways—maybe you get on it solely to watch viral videos of pandas shared by your friends, or to stay updated on your sister who just moved to...


The Phish In The Room: Human Emotions And Cybersecurity

It was in my first corporate role, at a bank, when I first became a cybersecurity threat to myself. I had just come from a meeting with a senior manager that I was eager to impress...


Alexa on Dogecoin, Bruno Mars, and why she signed an NDA with Beyonce

Alexa, Amazon’s signature voice assistant, has tongues wagging this week after her tendency to cackle maniacally at seemingly nothing was brought to light on social media. Amazon...


Looking Ahead: You Own Your Vehicle, But Who Owns Your Vehicle-Generated Data?

If we pause for a moment and think to the future of smart cars, half of us probably start daydreaming of zipping around in sleek flying machines while the other half starts eyeing...


We’re Wearing Our Data – What Wearables and the Internet of Things Mean for Data Privacy

Dave is an average US worker. His day starts when his smart watch buzzes gently on his wrist, and ends when it tells him he needs to get some shut eye to rack up the eight hours he...


Tracked by a Stingray: Raising Questions About Your Cellphone Privacy

We’ve all seen the type of fast-paced, explosion-riddled action movie where the good guys (and the bad) use all kinds of high-tech devices to bring about the successful capture...


This Innocent Object You Bought Might Be Spying On Your Kids

The world can be a scary place for parents. You know that not everyone has good intentions. So the more you can do to keep your kids safe the better you feel. But what if you’re...


Blockchain Technologies and the Data Privacy Revolution: Who Has the Power Over User Data?

It makes sense to be protective of our possessions. But what about intangible possessions like data? People all around the world are increasingly becoming more and more protective...


What is Data Privacy? Six Key Topics to Educate Yourself (And Your Children) in the Digital Age of Big Brother

We teach our kids how to ride a bike, how to pour milk into their cereal bowl, how to use the toilet, and how not to accidentally back into the garage door for the third time in a...