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security

Wireless Carriers Now Want to Be the Keepers of Your Website Login Data

But a history of privacy scandals makes them the worst candidates for the job.
Karl Bode
4 days ago
data

Google Is Still Planning a ‘Smart City’ in Toronto Despite Major Privacy Concerns

After nine months, the new deal between Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto is still light on details about data, surveillance, and privacy.
Bianca Wylie
8.1.18
telecoms

Canadian Telecoms Make the Most Money on Mobile Data in the World

Is it any surprise that Canadians have some of the lowest rates of mobile data usage globally?
Jordan Pearson
7.12.18
politics

This Video of a Republican Candidate for Senate Dancing in His Underwear Is the Future of Politics

We’re learning to care less and less about what weird shit resurfaces from political candidates’ viral video pasts.
Samantha Cole
6.13.18
Twitter

Twitter Is Banning Anyone Whose Date of Birth Says They Joined Before They Were 13

According to the company, it can't separate content posted before and after the age of 13.
Jordan Pearson
5.30.18
gdpr

Here Are Some of the Worst Attempts At Complying with GDPR

Owen Williams, a freelance developer, has been collecting the more embarrassing, silly, and downright lame attempts companies are making to comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.25.18
torrent

Why This Guy Uploaded 134 Gigabytes of Syrian Civil War Footage

Jakub Janovský wants people to have the data about the conflict so they can decide for themselves.
Matthew Gault
5.23.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

If You Use Word, You Need to Turn Off This One Feature

Our final day of the security challenge has a task for all the Office users out there.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.23.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

Ad Blockers Are Good for Security, Too

On day four of our security tuneup, we recommend installing and ad-blocker...but consider white listing trusted sites!
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.17.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

You Should Be Using Two-Factor Authentication on Everything

Day three of our personal security tuneup: turn on that 2FA!
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.16.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

It's Time to Actually Use Your Password Manager

Day two of our Personal Security Tuneup has you start swapping out your lazy passwords for secure ones, stored in a manager.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.15.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

You Should Take Five Minutes to Update Your OS and Apps

For day one of our digital security tuneup, take a minute to update all your operating systems.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.14.18