Tag Archive: Personal


Zoom’s ‘Company Directory’ feature exposes personal data of thousands

Zoom’s privacy and security is not really inspiring much confidence, is it?

What you need to know Zoom has a ‘Company Directory’ feature which pools users of the same domain name, making it easier to find colleagues if you work in the same company. However, countless users are saying that their personal email addresses have been pooled with thousands of random people. Personal data including full names, mail addresses, profile picture and statuses were all shared with  [Read More…]

Unlock guided workouts and personal health insights with Fitbit Premium

Fitness trackers and smartwatches are capable of collecting so much health data, whether we’re working out or just going about our daily lives. Fitbit developed its Fitbit Premium service as a way to help users make sense of all of this information and translate all of that data into actionable insights and plans. We’ll show you how you can sign up for Fitbit Premium and start running with your newfound health knowledge.

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Stay cool this summer with $20 off this EvaChill personal AC

We’re deep in the middle of summer, and the latest heatwaves can spell danger for those who don’t keep cool. If your home or office doesn’t have air conditioning, you’re not necessarily out of luck. All you need is a reliable personal air conditioner at your side, and the EvaChill EV-500 is your perfect summer companion for $ 79. 

The EvaChill EV-500 is a small, energy-efficient personal AC that uses patented EvaBreeze material to keep you cool. Just  [Read More…]

Capital One breach exposes personal details of over 100 million customers

A ‘configuration vulnerability’ led to the breach, with the hacker already in custody.

What you need to know Capital One has confirmed that a hacker breached its servers by taking advantage of a “configuration vulnerability.” The hacker accessed names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and self-reported income of 100 million customers in the U.S. and 6 million in Canada. The hacker — a 33-year-old software engineer named Paige Thompson — is already in custody.  [Read More…]

Google fined for collecting personal data with Street View cars in 2010

The company only has to pay $ 13 million.

What you need to know In 2010, Google’s Street View cars collected emails and passwords from unprotected Wi-Fi networks. Google’s finally reached a settlement and has agreed to pay $ 13 million. All of the data that was collected will be destroyed.

Google has finally reached a settlement concerning a privacy scandal that occurred back in 2010. Nine years ago, Google found itself involved in the “Wi-Spy” incident  [Read More…]

Does FaceApp collect any personal information?

Best answer: FaceApp does collect some information from you, but it doesn’t data mine you. It’s no more dangerous than uploading photos to Facebook. The big difference is this company is Russian based, which could be a concern for some people.

Change your face: FaceApp (Free at Google Play) Protecting your Privacy

FaceApp is the newest viral app thanks to its ability to show you what you might look like under different circumstances. This app first became  [Read More…]

Does a digital personal assistant have ethical responsibilities?

Should Google or Amazon ever inform the authorities when in doubt, or should privacy be paramount?

A friend of mine finally joined the ranks and purchased a Google Home. Largely because they were on sale, but also because she’s seen my wife and I use ours on occasion and her curiosity finally got the best of her. In any case, she now has a little robotic AI on her coffee table that can tell her the weather  [Read More…]

Get buff and stuff with the $200 PowerBlock Personal Trainer Set

Crush your goals.

Amazon has the PowerBlock Personal Trainer Set on sale for $ 199.99, which is $ 75 off the average price. It has excellent reviews and this price is the best in history.

If you’re part of the huge amount of people that set fitness goals for your New Year’s Resolutions, this set is perfect for you. You’ll get a pair of adjustable dumbbell weights that can adjust from 5 to 50 pounds in 2.5-pound  [Read More…]

Build your own personal cloud with the $170 Qnap TS-328 NAS system

Attached to the network.

The Qnap TS-328 3-bay Diskless Personal Cloud NAS Storage System is down to $ 169.99 at Woot. This same NAS device sells for around $ 229 at several places like Amazon and Newegg. It goes for even more at other retailers. This is the best price we’ve ever seen. Avoid the $ 5 shipping fee by using your Amazon Prime account.

The Qnap has an ARM quad-core 1.4GHz processor, 2GB DDR4 RAM, two  [Read More…]

Marriott data breach exposed personal information for 500 million people

Names, email addresses, card info, and more was exposed for millions of people.

By now, you’ve probably heard about the recent Marriott data breach. It’s a story that’s been making the rounds like a crazy, as it should seeing as how it’s one of the worst corporate data breaches to ever happen.

Whether you’re a concerned Marriott customer or just want to stay informed about what’s going on, here’s everything you need to know.

What happened

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