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Search Encrypt Going Big on Privacy for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). The National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched NCSAM in 2004 in an effort to give Americans the resources they need to stay safer on the internet. Popular Topics in Cybersecurity for 2018 The National Cyber Security Alliance is addressing some of the…

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What is Search Neutrality? Is Your Search Engine Biased?

Search neutrality is the idea that a search engine does not limit or influence a person’s ability to access information on the internet. The search engine market is very one sided with just a couple companies controlling the entire market. “Search neutrality is a principle that search engines should have no editorial policies other than that their results be comprehensive, impartial and…

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Gmail’s New “Confidential Mode” Is Not Confidential

Google revealed earlier this week that it’s launching an updated Gmail design. The new Gmail will offer new features like “Snooze” and “Smart Reply”. Also included is a newly added “Confidential Mode”. With Confidential Mode, users can control if the message can be forwarded, copied, downloaded or printed. Engadget reported that Gmail’s restrictions will “probably…

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Another Facebook Data Breach; Affecting More Than 50 Million Accounts

Facebook released a statement today about another data breach. According to the statement, Facebook’s engineering team found the latest issue on September 25. The issue is said to have affected around 50 million accounts, and Facebook has taken action on another 40 million accounts that could have also been affected. So, What Happened? This security issue…

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Facebook Is Using Your Private Information To Target Ads…Even If You Didn’t Give It To Them

Facebook may have just gotten itself into more trouble about how it collects and uses people’s data. Kashmir Hill, a senior reporter for Gizmodo, originally reported the issue. Hill ran a Facebook ad specifically targeting a single user, a computer science professor named Alan Mislove. The purpose of the ad was to see if she…

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Let’s Encrypt Is Spreading Encryption Across The Internet

Let’s Encrypt is a nonprofit, founded in 2014 by the Internet Security Research Group, that issues SSL/TLS certificates to the masses. It’s a free tool that has gained major support from companies like Mozilla, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Google and Facebook. What Are SSL/TLS Certificates? These certificates serve two functions: 1) They give permission to use…