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A ransomware attack on a hospital has caused a woman’s death

The attack crippled the IT systems of a local hospital in Düsseldorf, causing it to shut down its emergency facilities and divert patients elsewhere.
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Yes, your e-reader tracks you, too. Here’s what to do about...

Kindle tells Amazon about your page turns, dictionary lookups, highlights, notes, and more.
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Interview: Encryption expert Riana Pfefferkorn on the erosion of online free...

The effect of the EARN IT Act, the problem with the U.S. concept of privacy, the emergence of regional internets, and more.
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Face masks do help evade facial recognition tech—for now

A study by the U.S. government found that even some highly accurate algorithms failed to match photos of masked individuals to their pictures up to 50% of the time.
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To combat fake pandemic news, countries beef up censorship

These new measures suppressing press and internet freedoms are ripe for abuse.
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New semester, new surveillance: How schools plan to monitor students

Amid a pandemic, schools that decide to reopen might implement various invasive methods of monitoring students.
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ExpressVPN survey reveals streaming is the most popular entertainment for Americans...

With movie theaters shut and no restaurants open, it comes as no surprise that Americans are turning to online...
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3 mins

What happens to your privacy if you go completely cashless?

Swiping a card or using your phone to pay for things is undoubtedly convenient but comes with obvious privacy...
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Survey: Americans distrust contact-tracing apps but are willing to use them...

A new survey by ExpressVPN found that 75% of people believe that contact-tracing apps violate a person’s privacy.
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How to secure your video-conferencing apps

This post was originally published on May 14, 2020. If you are working from home right now, chances are you...

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