Jamie

Jamie writes about current issues concerning digital privacy and security and is known to interview leading figures in tech. He also keeps an eye on changes in government censorship and surveillance.

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How to opt out of Amazon Sidewalk and stop sharing internet...

Got an Echo or Ring at home? Starting June 8, Amazon will enroll all devices to its Sidewalk program, which lets users share each other's Wi-Fi.
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Your old phone number is putting you at risk

If you’ve ever switched to a new phone number, chances are your old number will be reassigned to someone...
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WhatsApp’s new privacy policy explained (2021)

The app wants to collect your chats with businesses. Not accepting its new privacy policy will mean limited access to app functions and eventual account deletion.
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App Store’s privacy labels: Fact or fiction?

Privacy claims mean little if no one’s verifying them. Stay vigilant and don’t take Apple’s privacy labels at face value.
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Here’s what vaccine scams look like

Covid-19 vaccinations are free, but that’s not stopping scammers from trying to get credit card and personal information through phishing and other methods.
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The EU is closer to banning AI mass surveillance

A proposal aims to closely regulate artificial intelligence in the bloc, as well as law enforcement’s use of facial recognition.
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Is a kid-friendly Instagram possible?

Facebook has said that an Instagram for 13 and under is on its way. But previous attempts at social media for kids leave room for skepticism.
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Tinder will soon offer background checks on your matches

Tinder parent company Match is teaming up with Garbo to bring background checks to its datings apps. Will it work?
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Don’t post your vaccine cards on social media

Posting pictures of your vaccination card opens you up to identity fraud and scams. Here’s what you can do instead.
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1 year on: As Covid-19 raged, our privacy slid

One year after Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, we take a look at how it has changed our lives both online and off, for better or worse.
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