by Stephen Schroeder - Jul 27, 2022
Even the online world is affected by GPS. Location services on your mobile provide targeted adverts and experiences from websites based purely on where you are. They might be frustrating, but have you ever visited a website and seen an advert claiming certain products available in your local area? If so, then you’ve seen the power of GPS at work in marketing.
by Aigerim Berzinya - Feb 11, 2022
There are regular employee tracking apps which offer a usual set of features, such as GPS monitoring, performance tracking, closed messaging employees` groups, time tracking features, and etc. However, some of them can be considered as too invasive like incognito agents. This article is about spying apps used for secretly monitoring employees` activities at work (maybe not only at work).
by Aigerim Berzinya - Apr 05, 2020
Some governments are trying to increase surveillance of their citizens during the coronavirus pandemic. Other governments will try to banish encryption under the same pretense. Is this moral? More importantly, is this something we are ready to lose permanently when the pandemic ends?
by Aigerim Berzinya - Mar 05, 2020
After December 31, 2020, the UK will formally no longer be part of the EU. Brexit will have lasting consequences on many areas. The area we’re concerned the most is the (online) privacy of UK citizens.
by Aigerim Berzinya - Feb 05, 2020
Being secure online can be hard, especially if you’re using a multitude of devices and services. But today it is more important than ever to have your data secure since any individual can be targeted with malware, phishing scams, hacking attacks, and other forms of cyber-attacks.
by Aigerim Berzinya - Dec 13, 2019
Many Strava users were shocked by receiving an email from a Strava "lonely beautiful girl". What?
by Aigerim Berzinya - Nov 26, 2019
Google needs help for Android malware problem while getting access to private medical records. Moreover, WhatsApp security flaw leaves private user data prone to hacking attacks.
by Aigerim Berzinya - Oct 29, 2019
Twitter, like Facebook, did a huge disservice to their users and served user 2FA data to advertisers. NordVPN and Avast confessed about the latest data breaches. What shall we expect from Ron Wyden's bill proposal “Mind Your Own Business Act of 2019”?
by Aigerim Berzinya - Sep 19, 2019
Instagram takes so much time and energy, but we still keep using it. Sometimes there is a feeling that people live in virtual "Instagram world" and do not care about the reality. They use different apps to make it more brightful. However, are the Instagram helper apps harmless? Can we trust them?
by Aigerim Berzinya - Sep 09, 2019
Recently Youtube was fined $170 million for violating kids’ privacy. And oops...Facebook did it again! 400 million phone numbers were not protected enough.
by Aigerim Berzinya - Aug 29, 2019
Camscanner is a very popular app for Android. Recently, Kaspersky Labs informed Google about Camscanner’s malicious code and the app was removed from Google Play immediately. What should we be aware of before downloading the next app?
by Aigerim Berzinya - Oct 07, 2019
Cutting cables meant becoming free from cable companies and channels filled with obnoxious advertisements, right? Well, we’re now free from ads, in some cases, but are also scanned and tracked like never before.
by Aigerim Berzinya - Aug 28, 2019
Who to blame for data breach again? Who is responsible for personal data vulnerability? All these questions are raised up once one more time data has been stolen. We forget about simple steps on how to protect our personal information. Remind your children how to prevent losing data and protect yourself from online threats.
by Aigerim Berzinya - Jul 26, 2019
Downloading apps to your devices, we do not think of any potential threats from it. We have made a list of applications which have been deleted from Google Play Store by Google itself. Do you know why? Here is the answer.
by Aigerim Berzinya - Jun 03, 2019
Were you annoyed by ads when it suddenly stops a video you were watching or blocks an article you were reading? We are surrounded by online advertisement. It seems like there is no way to hide from it. Thanks to geniuses who invented ad blockers. How does it work and what apps to use? The answers are here.
by Aigerim Berzinya - Apr 29, 2019
We are getting more worried about online data privacy. How to keep your private information protected and still use social media platforms? This question was asked by millions of Facebook users. Well, nothing is perfect and you have to evaluate an online risk and be prepared for circumstances. Here you go, scandals are continued.
by Aigerim Berzinya - Apr 04, 2019
Location sharing is a very useful feature, especially if you have a big family or upcoming event with a huge number of guests. However, it is a double-edged sword. You have to be careful when sharing your location and know what you should do and should not do.
by Aigerim Berzinya - Mar 13, 2019
Google is one of the most powerful search engines we have ever known. It dominates all other sources and it still has been developed. However, Google has damaged its reputation in data privacy incidents. What would happen if Google was replaced by other private search engines? Is it possible?
by Aigerim Berzinya - Jan 16, 2019
This year has started off with a major new location data privacy scandal. AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile have all been caught sharing and selling location data — again — after they had already pledged to the US Congress to stop. Will there ever be any consequences for their consistent trampling of users' privacy rights?
by Aigerim Berzinya - Jan 05, 2019
The world is waking up to the reality that our apps are leaking, harvesting, sharing, and selling our data—both location data and other types—rampantly. Thank god for GDPR arriving on the scene, but still our governments are either turning a blind eye or unable to keep up. What can we do? Use better apps.
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Technology | by Aigerim Berzinya - Aug 08, 2022
With the advent of automation, various aspects of life have undergone a much-needed transformation, and the retail sector is not an exception. For global retailers, the priority is to build an engaging customer experience that takes into consideration a lot of things, such as personalization, rewards, and profit. But since retail is a section that is best known for its constantly changing preferences, it requires one to be able to change the prices and promos on a batch of products available on any shelf. An electronic price tag allows one to introduce a seamless change in product prices whenever needed.
Privacy & Security | by Aigerim Berzinya - Jul 28, 2022
VPN is an essential tool to protect your data online. Moreover, it helps you avoid any countries' restrictions and access required content. However, it is important to choose the right VPN platform since some of them can sell your data. This is a complete list of the best VPNs in 2020.
Business | by Stephen Schroeder - Jul 28, 2022
One of the biggest concerns employees have about the usage of a monitoring app is an invasion of their privacy and fear of being spied on. It's natural to feel apprehensive about your every move being recorded. It's fine to surveil employee behavior during active work hours. But employees could consider it an invasion of privacy if the same is done during break hours when they could surf the internet for leisure or use social media.
Privacy & Security | by Stephen Schroeder - Jul 27, 2022
These days, people rarely go out without a sat nav, and even when they’re on foot around a city, they might have Google maps on their phone, navigating from place to place. Athletes use GPS to track how far they run and how fast, mapping their personal best times and ensuring they prepare adequately for distance running.