Privacy online has multiple meanings for different platforms and businesses - but what about us here at digi.me? So much personal information about each of us is scattered about the web, traded, sold on and held in multiple places that we can neither access nor delete, that we can have no realistic expectation of full … Continue reading Defining privacy in the digital age – myths, pitfalls and positives
The price of using websites and other online services is often giving away personal information about ourselves, but there are some quick and easy steps that we can all take to make that data as safe as possible. The online world is often a strange one - we quite happily give information away to strangers … Continue reading Ten ways to keep your personal data safe online
The news that up to four million TalkTalk customers have had personal details stolen in a massive hack is serious enough - but suggestions that this crucial personal data may not have been encrypted seriously ups the ante. The telecoms firm has revealed that information such as customers' names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, … Continue reading TalkTalk hack: is stolen data really unencrypted?
It's been an interesting week for observers and chroniclers of data issues, especially around privacy and what we can reasonably expect to happen to information we trust to the web and individual websites. First there was the Ashley Madison leak, following an earlier hack, where millions of email addresses and account details of users, including … Continue reading Ashley Madison and Spotify: lessons about personal data privacy
The bigger data gets, the bigger a temptation it becomes for hackers. US retail giant Target Corporation must be well aware of the irony found in its name, after last week's attack that now sees the details of around 360 million of its customer accounts available on cyber black markets. As we create, publish and … Continue reading Does Big Data Mean A Bigger Target For Hackers?
It's widely accepted as good practice to periodically change passwords for online accounts to make them harder to crack. One thing that's worth remembering when you change passwords is that other services, apps or devices that are linked to or that you use to access those accounts might also be affected by the change. For … Continue reading Changing Passwords And Being Asked To Reauthorise SocialSafe
In a blog post last Friday, Facebook went into quite some depth about the privacy of your data when it comes to connecting with third-party apps, and when users you are friends with connect with them. You can read the whole entry on the Facebook Privacy blog, but we'll just cover a couple of points … Continue reading Facebook Blog About Privacy Re. 3rd Party Apps