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Top 10 Sites to Receive SMS Online without a Phone It is very common nowadays that you will need to at least provide your email address in order to sign up for a service offered by a website or to participate in a discussion at a forum or even leaving a comment on a blog. If you don’t care about receiving a reply or are not comfortable in providing your real email address, there are many temporary disposable email addresses that can be automatically and instantly generated for use without any hassle. The only drawback is the temporary email address can be accessed by anyone if they know the username unless like Hide My Ass Anonymous Email that offers password protection feature for better security.

6-links-that-will-show-you-what-google Want to find out all the things Google knows about you? Here are 6 links that will show you some of the data Google has about you. 1. Find out how Google sees you Google attempts to create a basic profile of you, your age, gender, interests. They use this data to serve you relevant ads. Carnegie Mellon report finds Internet privacy tools are confusing, ineffective for most people PITTSBURGH—Internet users who want to protect their privacy by stopping advertisers and other companies from tracking their online behavior will have great difficulty doing so with commonly available "opt-out" tools, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University report. User testing found that privacy options in popular browsers, as well as online tools or plug-ins for blocking access by certain websites or otherwise opting out of tracking, were hard for the typical user to understand or to configure successfully. "All nine of the tools we tested have serious usability flaws," said Lorrie Cranor, director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS). "We found that most people were confused by the instructions and had trouble installing or configuring the tools correctly," Cranor said. "Often, the settings they chose failed to protect their privacy as much as they expected, or to do anything at all."

70 Things Every Computer Geek Should Know. The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field. A geek is one who isn’t satisfied knowing only the surface facts, but instead has a visceral desire to learn everything possible about a particular subject. A techie geek is usually one who knows a little about everything, and is thus the person family and friends turn to whenever they have a question. If you’re that type of person and are looking for a few extra skills to pick up, or if you’re a newbie aiming to get a handhold on the honor that is geekhood, read on to find out what skills you need to know.

Online Privacy FAQ Copyright © 2007 - 2014Privacy Rights Clearinghouse This FAQ is an addendum to our Fact Sheet 18 on Internet privacy.www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs18-cyb.htm It provides answers to questions that we are often asked by individuals who contact us concerning online privacy and safety. 1. I have found my name and personal information on the Internet at sites like ZabaSearch and Intelius. I am worried about identity theft. Hypertext Style: Cool URIs don't change. What makes a cool URI? A cool URI is one which does not change. What sorts of URI change? Track Who’s Tracking You With Mozilla Collusion LONG BEACH, Calif. — Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs took the TED stage Tuesday morning to introduce Collusion, a Firefox browser add-on that lets you track who’s tracking you across the web for behavioral targeting purposes. Describing the medium as “an area of consumer protection that’s almost entirely naked,” Kovacs argued that the price we’re now being asked to pay for connectivenss is our privacy, and in turn, it’s “now time for us to watch the watchers.” Collusion looks to offer more transparency to users by creating a visualization of how your data is being spread to different companies as you navigate the web. Each time it detects data being sent to a behavioral tracker, it creates a red (advertisers), grey (websites) or blue dot on the visualization and shows the links between the sites you visit and the trackers they work with. Image Credit: James Duncan Davidson, TED

6 simple tools to protect your online privacy (and help you fight back against mass surveillance) Faced with the enormous power of agencies such as the NSA and GCHQ, it can feel like there is little we can do to fight back. However, there are some great ways you can take control of your private communications online. The six tools below, which have been designed with security in mind, are alternatives to the regular apps and software you use. I Have Nothing to Hide? As a rule, I am a humble person. There has never been sufficient enough reason for me to believe myself inherently superior in anyway whatsoever to anybody else. I have always, for the sake of privacy and, indeed, fear, kept my thoughts from others. I just never thought that my most intimate ruminations were important, at least to the degree that would encourage me to risk revealing notions foreign to the palate of commercialized, commoditized society. This, however, has been a mistake.

Security and Human Behaviour 2014 June 9-10, Cambridge – Working papers The workshop will be held in the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge. It is sponsored by Trustonic, Bromium, Good, Google and Facebook. This is the seventh SHB, and here is the programme. Detect How can you detect if your computer has been violated and infected with DNS Changer? An industry wide team has developed easy “are you infected” web sites. They are a quick way to determine if you are infected with DNS Changer. Each site is designed for any normal computer user to browse to a link, follow the instructions, and see if they might be infected.

Strong Passwords NEED Entropy I just finished reading an article on Ars Technica titled "Ask Ars: Where should I store my passwords?". There was a specific paragraph that I took issue with, which in turn prompted me to write this post. It is: "Still, it would take thousands of years to crack an 8-character password when checking both small and capital letters, spaces, and numbers. That's on a low-power computer, but the time it takes to crack a string of characters goes up exponentially the more characters you use. So again, use a long password and you can foil even the Watsons of today for long enough that you would probably decide on a whim to change your password before the password is solved."

NSA targets the privacy-conscious (Seite 1) NSA targets the privacy-conscious von J. Appelbaum, A. Gibson, J. Goetz, V. Kabisch, L.

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