The Hackers Fighting ISIS You’ve Never Heard of

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Description: Ghost Security Group, also known as GhostSec, is small hacker army composed of ex-military and ex-Anonymous members fighting ISIS online. Source: CNN Money Date: November 20, 2015 Ghost Security Group is a counter terrorism network that combats extremism on the digital front lines of today using the internet and social media as a weapon. Questions for… Read more »

Kodak’s Latest Live-streaming Camera Offers HD Video for Less

Posted by & filed under Hardware, industry analysis, market intelligence, Privacy, Security, streaming video.

Description: Kodak enters the security camera space. Source: CNET Date: October 10, 2015   Kodak isn’t new to the world of live-streaming cameras, but its $150 Video Monitor CFH-V20, announced this week, boasts the most impressive specs in the brand’s expanding lineup. Read More Questions for discussion: 1.  Do you think this is a space Kodak… Read more »

NEXT Unveils “The Oyster” USB Fingerprint Scanner

Posted by & filed under Biometrics, branding, Business Intelligence, business models, Data storage, Digital Policy, Privacy, Security.

Description: We are seeing more and more companies getting into the biometrics security solutions game and “The Oyster” is the next player. Source: Find Biometrics Date: February 19, 2015   NEXT Biometrics has unveiled a new USB fingerprint scanner. The NB-3010-U, nicknamed “The Oyster”, is designed for Windows 7 and 8.1 compatibility, but NEXT is also offering… Read more »

Smart TV Eavesdropping on You? It’s Not the Only One

Posted by & filed under Business Intelligence, data mining, Data storage, ethics, Privacy, Security, social tv, television, voice recognition.

Description: For the purposes of “improving their product”, Samsung announces that users of Smart TVs need to be conscious of what they say in front of the device, as voice recordings are being shared with subsidiaries and agents. Source: Globe and Mail Date: February 9, 2015 In an era of increasing concern about data breaches and government eavesdropping comes… Read more »

Facebook’s Anonymous App Could Kill Trolls With Secret Identity

Posted by & filed under app, Business Intelligence, cyber bullying, FaceBook, Privacy, Security, Social Media.

Description: Facebook’s new app is promising to help ward off spammers and internet “trolls”. Source: Tech Crunch Date: October 10, 2014 Wack-a-mole. That’s what it’s usually like fighting trolls, bullies, and spammers in anonymous communities. Ban them and they just start new accounts. That’s why the fact that Facebook knows who you really are could be… Read more »

Apple’s New Software Security Is So Tight, Even Police Can’t Break In

Posted by & filed under Apple, branding, Cloud Computing, Data storage, hackers, iphone, Privacy, Security, Uncategorized.

Description: Apple has upped it’s game in the security department, promising that once your phone has been locked, it’s next to impossible to access the information on it. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: September 19, 2014 In light of the celebrity photo leaks that have been happening over the last little while, the new release of… Read more »

Rovio Denies Providing Angry Birds User Data To The NSA, Points Finger At Third-Party Ad Networks

Posted by & filed under Advertisement, app, data mining, ethics, Gaming, Privacy, Security.

Description: Rovio is being accused of allowing third party snooping agents to tap into their gaming user’s data. Rovio denies co-operation with any government surveillance. Source: TechCrunch Date: January 28, 2014  A new report originating from the ongoing Snowden document trove presents the terrifying possibility that our casual gaming habits offer government surveillance agencies a look at some key… Read more »

A Shift in Dating App Technology Protects User Privacy

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Description: ‘SinglesAroundMe’ has taken location privacy into consideration with their new feature allowing users to “shift” their location appearance to other unfamiliar users. Source: Mashable Date: January 16, 2014  Privacy is a slippery slope — the more we engage with and utilize the technology at hand, the more we compromise our privacy. The dating app ‘SinglesAroundMe’ offers an answer to… Read more »

Apple Says It Has Never Worked With NSA To Create iPhone Backdoors, Is Unaware Of Alleged DROPOUTJEEP Snooping Program

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Description: A statement was released by Apple claiming that they have never worked with the NSA  In fact, they state that their customers’ privacy is of high importance and steps are constantly being taken to deter “malicious hackers”. Source: Tech Crunch Date: December 31, 2013 Apple has contacted TechCrunch with a statement about the DROPOUTJEEP NSA program… Read more »