Today, I add a new dimension to our privacy defenses: thinking about the future. Just because something cannot be found on the Internet today doesn’t mean it will not be available in the future. Think about how much information was available online ten years ago compared to now. Think about how searches are easier and … Read moreThe Future Has Arrived — It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed Yet
This adage is as true today as it was in Benjamin Franklin’s time and it is equally true for electronic and nonelectronic communication. There is no way to make people (or companies) respect privacy. People love to repost, retweet, share, and tag. Privacy policies on websites are constantly changing. Data that has been deleted may … Read moreThree People Can Keep A Secret If Two Of Them Are Dead
You cannot have privacy without security. Without security, no matter how careful you are with how you give access to your personal information, your private personal information will not stay private. Communication on the Internet is like sending and receiving postcards. It is not very secure nor private. This is why you must take steps … Read moreYou Can’t Have One Without The Other
Information about you is valuable. Someone is going to use information about you. The ways your information is used may be innocuous or just mildly annoying, for example to tailor which online ads you see, but in the worst-case scenario, digital information can be used against you. Data from cell phones, email accounts, computer hard … Read moreWhat Are You Worth?