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Internet privacy: Jumbo & disconnect.me, 2 apps that protect you from your apps via @TheGuardian

Internet privacy: Jumbo & disconnect.me, 2 apps that protect you from your apps via @TheGuardian | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Jumbo, an app for iOS and Android, launched in 2019 with the promise that it would cut through some of that confusion. The offer was simple: download the app, check a few boxes and it would automatically lock down your privacy settings on platforms including Facebook, Google, Twitter and Amazon. Rather than having to hunt down every individual preferences screen and decipher which settings were innocuous and which were merely deliberately phrased to sound innocuous, the app would do it for you.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: privacy is very important but it seems that the cure remains difficult. I have not tried Jumbo yet - I will - just to see what I will loose by being more private...

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In the #cyberSecurity space in 2020, #malware is OUT, #phishing is IN and HUMANS are the weak link

In the #cyberSecurity space in 2020, #malware is OUT, #phishing is IN and HUMANS are the weak link | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

In 2019, we saw phishing attacks reach new levels of creativity and sophistication.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS : the chart says it all: to protect your systems you must ensure your employees are properly trained on phishing schemes. Software solutions can help but HUMANS are the weak link in cybersecurity.

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How facial recognition works is a short video by @Vox which explains so well the issues and potential of facial recognition #AI #facialRecognition

How facial recognition works is a short video by @Vox which explains so well the issues and potential of facial recognition #AI #facialRecognition | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

A video explainer on the technology that’s changing the meaning of the human face.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: cameras are everywhere - phones, streets, home, office - and AI enables new capabilities that can present massive surveillance possibilities as well as personal protection and real-time data. This very well done video - as is the case with most VOX videos - should give you a good rundown of the plus and minuses...

Marcin Golczak 's curator insight, December 19, 2019 3:11 AM
Ziwiające jak zwykłą aplikacja ułatwia nam korzystanie z telefonu lecz czy to na pewno bezpieczne 
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How Much Does Your Data Cost on the Dark Web?

How Much Does Your Data Cost on the Dark Web? | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The Dark Web is real, and your information might be for sale there. Here’s what your data is worth. The simple answer is this: about $45. This is how much, on average, a full set of information for a credit card is selling for, including a name, SSN, birth date, and CVV.

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WHY IIT MATTERS: a reminder that the value of data is not going down.

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Here’s a Long List of Data Broker Sites and How to Opt-Out of Them via @VICE

Here’s a Long List of Data Broker Sites and How to Opt-Out of Them via @VICE | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

How to get off of people search sites like Pipl, Spokeo, and WhitePages.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: protecting privacy is a difficult task, sometimes an impossible one. Case in point this long list of sites you have to go through to opt-out or delete your data. We need a better solution...

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"privacy not included": will your #xmas gifts be creepy or protect your #privacy? Here is a list of the best/worst by @Mozilla 

"privacy not included": will your #xmas gifts be creepy or protect your #privacy? Here is a list of the best/worst by @Mozilla  | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

How creepy is that smart speaker, that fitness tracker, those wireless headphones? We created this guide to help you shop for safe, secure connected products. Smart home gadgets, fitness trackers, toys and more, rated for their privacy & security.

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WHY IT MATTERS: digital transformation affects our privacy in many ways. With xmas gifting around the corner, you may find this list useful ... or creepy! ;-)

Mateusz Drygalski's curator insight, December 6, 2019 11:49 AM
Miarka przerażających prezentów pod względem prywatnoścci użytkownika
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New research from @Google shows how effective is basic account hygiene at preventing hijacking with lots of useful data and links to protect your security and privacy

New research from @Google shows how effective is basic account hygiene at preventing hijacking with lots of useful data and links to protect your security and privacy | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

We teamed up with researchers from New York University and the University of California, San Diego to find out just how effective basic account hygiene is at preventing hijacking. The year-long study, on wide-scale attacks and targeted attacks, was presented on Wednesday at a gathering of experts, policy makers, and users called The Web Conference.
Our research shows that simply adding a recovery phone number to your Google Account can block up to 100% of automated bots, 99% of bulk phishing attacks, and 66% of targeted attacks that occurred during our investigation.

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WHY IT MATTERS: an article full of eye opening data on hacking and security (like only 750$ to hack someone's password) and links to protect your Google accounts (like adding recovery phone number).

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Algorithms are trawling your phone while you sleep to build a detailed profile of your habits and needs - effectively creating your "digital twin" HT @competia

Algorithms are trawling your phone while you sleep to build a detailed profile of your habits and needs - effectively creating your "digital twin" HT @competia | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Your web browsing history is the most lucrative piece of information that can be traded.

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WHY IT MATTERS: the article is a great rundown of the many data and analytics companies and solutions that work to draw your digital self portrait.

You may want to read my "Meet your digital twin" article which dives more into this topic: http://fmcs.digital/blog/digital-twin/

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You’re very easy to track down, even when your data has been anonymized - 3 records match 81% of the time, 15 records match 99.98% - get over the @Desjardins data breach, it may not be that bad aft...

You’re very easy to track down, even when your data has been anonymized - 3 records match 81% of the time, 15 records match 99.98% - get over the @Desjardins data breach, it may not be that bad aft... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

On average, in the US, using those three records, you could be correctly located in an “anonymized” database 81% of the time. Given 15 demographic attributes of someone living in Massachusetts, there’s a 99.98% chance you could find that person in any anonymized database.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: most of the population of Quebec is freaking out about the breach of 3M personal records recently. It is bad and should not go unnoticed but this study by MIT should put the breach in perspective: basically you cannot expect anonymity in this digital world. C'est la vie...

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Hey, Alexa: Stop recording me - a great review of the possible privacy intrusions we face and that should also be a concern when those devices find their way in #doctor #lawyer offices via @WP #Was...

Hey, Alexa: Stop recording me - a great review of the possible privacy intrusions we face and that should also be a concern when those devices find their way in #doctor #lawyer offices via @WP #Was... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Our tech columnist listened to four years of his Alexa archive, and discovered Amazon tracks us in more ways than we might want.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: with voice enable devices making their way into the professional settings like doctors offices or lawyers office, the impact of devices that record everything that is being said in very private settings should concern us all.

Juan Pulido's curator insight, June 11, 2019 11:08 AM

From the beginning I knew that G is Big Brother.

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How to limit iPhone app tracking - 5 settings that you can change to return a bit of privacy into your digital lives, but be prepared to spend quite a bit of time to do so via @WP #WashingtonPost

How to limit iPhone app tracking - 5 settings that you can change to return a bit of privacy into your digital lives, but be prepared to spend quite a bit of time to do so via @WP #WashingtonPost | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Our tech columnist offers some practical advice for fighting back against iOS apps hungry for your personal data.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: with digital transformation comes new tools and techniques that we need to learn to keep our privacy. These are 5 of them.

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The very long list of all the 100 trackers that find their way into our phones and websites via @disconnectme on @gitHub #privacy

The very long list of all the 100 trackers that find their way into our phones and websites via @disconnectme on @gitHub #privacy | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The open source list of trackers that powers our browser extensions, Firefox’s private browsing mode, and other popular privacy tools can be found here along with a change log and notes.

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WHY IT MATTERS: for geeks that want to understand which trackers exists and how they appear on mobile apps and websites. Can also be used to add them to your apps of sites, unfortunately...

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Apple promises privacy, but 5400 iPhone apps share your data with #trackers, ad companies and research firms #nowhere2hide via @WP #WashingtonPost #privacy #adBlockers

Apple promises privacy, but 5400 iPhone apps share your data with #trackers, ad companies and research firms #nowhere2hide via @WP #WashingtonPost #privacy #adBlockers | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

We ran a privacy experiment to see how many hidden trackers are running from the apps on our iPhone. The tally is astounding. Apple says, “What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone.” Our privacy experiment showed 5,400 hidden app trackers guzzled our data — in a single week.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: I wrote about this many years back and it is worth an update given this very interesting article from WP. The growth of mobile tracking, yes even on iPhone, should be cause for concern. They also link to a solution, disconnect.me which I also covered in the past when it was launched as the collusion chrome plugin (in 2013!!!!). Moreover the very good github list of trackers is quite mindblowing. Yes it has been 6 years and the state of privacy has worsened in serious ways. Follow the links in the article for details but here are the 2 I consider most useful:

https://disconnect.me/

https://github.com/disconnectme/disconnect-tracking-protection

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A great explanation of a "SIM port hack" that successfully was used to steal 100K$ and what to do so it does not happen to you #mustRead #pleaseShare HT thanks and good luck to @coonsesean

A great explanation of a "SIM port hack" that successfully was used to steal 100K$ and what to do so it does not happen to you #mustRead #pleaseShare HT thanks and good luck to @coonsesean | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

I lost north of $100,000 last Wednesday. It evaporated over a 24-hour time span in a “SIM port attack” that drained my Coinbase account. It has been four days since the incident…

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WHY IT MATTERS: this should be essential reading for anyone to at the very least understand the potential dangers of hacking everywhere and the limits of 2 factor authentification (2FA). The recommendations are all very good and should be t least considered by everyone. Please share.

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Google’s vision of #privacy is expressed in this NYT post from CEO Sundar Pichai: Privacy Should Not Be a Luxury Good - it sets Google apart from Apple (Apple is for elites), and addresses anonymit...

Google’s vision of #privacy is expressed in this NYT post from CEO Sundar Pichai: Privacy Should Not Be a Luxury Good - it sets Google apart from Apple (Apple is for elites), and addresses anonymit... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Yes, we use data to make products more helpful for everyone. But we also protect your information.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: the future of privacy will be determined by Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, Baidu, etc. This article and others from the NYT dossier on privacy are must read to understand what privacy will mean in the future. Certainly not the "anonymity" that you have been told since childhood...

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How to Detect Hidden Surveillance Cameras With Your Phone can help you keep your #privacy in a hotel or Airbnb via @PrometheanData

How to Detect Hidden Surveillance Cameras With Your Phone can help you keep your #privacy in a hotel or Airbnb via @PrometheanData | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

A family recently discovered a rude surprise at their Airbnb: a hidden camera disguised as a smoke detector in the living room. Here are two ways to check for cameras—in an Airbnb or elsewhere—using only an iPhone or Android phone.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: this has got little to do with digital transformation and more with keeping your privacy. I assume and hope these tricks will never make you uncover a hidden cam but if they do just once, hey that's a good thing!

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Password Security: How to Avoid the Most Common Password Mistakes via @zapier

Password Security: How to Avoid the Most Common Password Mistakes via @zapier | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Passwords. We all have lots of them these days. And yet we're told repeatedly to not reuse passwords and to make them strong. For most of us, that's an opposing set of directives. Unless you have some amazing memory, there's no way that we mere mortal

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: remains as true this year as it was in the past.

Also read: https://zapier.com/blog/how-to-change-your-passwords/ 

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New service from Firefox called Monitor helps you find out if your account has been hacked #security #hacking #password

New service from Firefox called Monitor helps you find out if your account has been hacked #security #hacking #password | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Have your accounts been leaked or stolen in a data breach? Find out at Firefox Monitor. Search our database and sign up for alerts.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: this new service will help you determine if your account has been hacked and watch for it. This is a new twist on a service I discussed before http://fmcs.digital/?s=pwned but that remains more valuable than ever today.

Vezta & Co.'s curator insight, September 29, 2018 10:27 AM

WHY IT MATTERS: this new service will help you determine if your account has been hacked and watch for it. This is a new twist on a service I discussed before http://fmcs.digital/?s=pwned but that remains more valuable than ever today.

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How We All Can Fight Misinformation- @HBR creates a series called "reality wars" on a much needed topic that is hard to fight for: truth on the Internet

How We All Can Fight Misinformation- @HBR creates a series called "reality wars" on a much needed topic that is hard to fight for: truth on the Internet | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

False news spreads online faster, farther, and deeper than truth does — but it can be contained. Here’s how.

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WHY IT MATTERS: trust on the Internet is difficult to get. Harvard Business Review raises concerns and provides possible solutions in this special series. Much needed, the solutions do not however appear very easy to implement. Tough times ahead for the truth...

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Findings, recommendations and actions from ICO investigation into data analytics in political campaigns - read the preliminary findings on how it is now possible to send micro-targeted messages usi...

Findings, recommendations and actions from ICO investigation into data analytics in political campaigns - read the preliminary findings on how it is now possible to send micro-targeted messages usi... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has today (11 July) published a detailed update of her office’s investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: read this very detailed report that explains how political parties have used the Facebook data to create personalized messages and influence the election that led to the Brexit. Fascinating. Also read my posts on the data you leave behind - the data exhaust - that enables the creation of your digital twin: http://fmcs.digital/blog/digital-twin 

Amir Ali's curator insight, July 19, 2018 4:45 PM
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How micro-targeting works and why your #digital #data creates a #DigitalTwin of yourself that retailers, governments, political parties and others take advantage of to change your opinion or behavi...

How micro-targeting works and why your #digital #data creates a #DigitalTwin of yourself that retailers, governments, political parties and others take advantage of to change your opinion or behavi... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

In May 2017 the Information Commissioner announced a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes. The investigation is one of the largest of its kind and is ongoing. This page will be updated as and when developments arise.

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WHY IT MATTERS: this report from the ICO data privacy organization in the UK explains in their recent report how political parties and companies use your private data to create a digital twin profile to then target you during your Internet journeys with micro-targeted messages. Also read my post on the digital twin concept: http://fmcs.digital/blog/digital-twin 

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How political parties use your personal data to create a #DigitalTwin profile of yourself and send you targeted messages in #Facebook #Email #Ads and other via @ICO #UK #CambridgeAnalytica #privacy...

How political parties use your personal data to create a #DigitalTwin profile of yourself and send you targeted messages in #Facebook #Email #Ads and other via @ICO #UK #CambridgeAnalytica #privacy... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

In May 2017 the Information Commissioner announced a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes. The investigation is one of the largest of its kind and is ongoing. This page will be updated as and when developments arise.

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WHY IT MATTERS: data that you post on Facebook or elsewhere is aggregated by political parties and retailers and governments and others to create a virtual profile of yourself - what I call the digital twin. See my post here for more on the digital twin: http://fmcs.digital/blog/digital-twin/ 

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UK Investigation into data analytics for political purposes track the amount of data collected by political parties via @ICO #Facebook #CambridgeAnalytica

UK Investigation into data analytics for political purposes track the amount of data collected by political parties via @ICO #Facebook #CambridgeAnalytica | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

In May 2017 the Information Commissioner announced a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes. The investigation is one of the largest of its kind and is ongoing. This page will be updated as and when developments arise.

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WHY IT MATTERS: this investigation on the heels of the Cambridge Analytica scandal shows how much data is being collected by political parties.

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You have data and here are your rights - Your data matters @ICO #UK #privacy

You have data and here are your rights - Your data matters @ICO #UK #privacy | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

We live in a data-driven world. Almost every transaction and interaction you have with most organisations involves you sharing personal data, such as your name, address and birth date. You share data online too, every time you visit a website, search for or buy something, use social media or send an email.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: ICO is the data protection organization in the UK. It provides a guide to your rights regarding data and privacy. Very useful and well done.

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Plant Your Flag, Mark Your Territory so as to protect your #privacy and #onlineIdentity - if not others will do it — via @briankrebs

Plant Your Flag, Mark Your Territory so as to protect your #privacy and #onlineIdentity - if not others will do it — via @briankrebs | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Many people, particularly older folks, proudly declare they avoid using the Web to manage various accounts tied to their personal and financial data — including everything from utilities and mobile phones to retirement benefits and online banking services. The reasoning behind this strategy is as simple as it is alluring: What’s not put online can’t be hacked. But increasingly, adherents to this mantra are finding out the hard way that if you don’t plant your flag online, fraudsters and identity thieves may do it for you.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: I've been writing about concerns regarding online identity and privacy for a long time with blog posts such as "pyramid of digital needs", "digital twin" and "10 urgents actions to protect your identity". This article from Brian Krebs reminds us all that online identity must be protected and that it requires active actions on our part.

http://fmcs.digital/blog/pyramid-of-digital-needs/ 

http://fmcs.digital/blog/digital-twin/ 

http://fmcs.digital/blog/digital-moi-get-started-10-actions/ 

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