Largest Data Breaches Of All Time

June 29, 2014

As Sony deals with their most recent data breach of one million passwords, we look at the the largest data loss incidents on record, according to DataLossDB. Source


Privacy Policies

May 8, 2014

I took a look at the top 1,000 websites (according to Quantcast) Privacy Policies and looked through for trends and to help the average internet user understand them. Source

Microsoft’s Cloud Privacy Infographic

April 15, 2014

The Privacy team at Microsoft has created a new infographic on cloud computing privacy. The infographic outlines concerns with privacy in the cloud, then spells out Microsoft’s approach to addressing them – Transparency, Control, and Responsibility. Source


Do You Know Who’s Watching You?

March 12, 2014

Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? Most people still don’t have the slightest idea of the extent that their privacy has already been invaded. 170 million Facebook profiles are fully accessible to the public, Google is recording the entire world, and the NSA is monitoring almost everyone’s phone calls. Source


Google and User Data

January 4, 2014

Google’s main platform and product is search and the company is committed to delivering a quality search experience to its user. But how are they doing this? A large part of it is through watching you. Google is constantly collecting user data in order to customize search for you. Here’s how Google gathers your personal […]


Facebook and Your Privacy

December 30, 2013

How much information do you post on your Facebook page? Are you an open book or keep a close eye on what you post? This inforgraphic shows how Facebook is making a killing by selling your personal information to publishers. Source


Anatomy of a Data Broker

December 26, 2013

We’re a startup which is helping people remove their personal information from websites which sell it — we find a user’s information in databases, and then automate the process of opting out — making privacy easy. Over the past few months we’ve received a flood of complaints about the people-search website; our users had […]


Data Security & Privacy Global Insights

November 3, 2013

Edelman’s industry study reveals, for the first time, why managing data security and privacy impact business success by revealing the gap between consumer expectations and what businesses are actually delivering. The survey also reveals a relationship between effective data protection and business success and shows that data security and privacy considerations do impact purchasing decisions.

Who Do You Trust With Your Information?

Who Do You Trust With Your Information?

October 3, 2013

Introducing a new social network, especially when going up against giants like Facebook and Google can be an uphill battle. But after taking a look at the status quo concerning how these social networks handle your information- how does Hibe compare? Source

Who Can You Trust in a Digital World

August 5, 2013

From digital signatures to encrypted phone calls, how to keep your personal data private. Via RankPop

Key Milestones In Social Media Law

Key Milestones In Social Media Law

June 8, 2013

The timeline begins appropriately in 1984 with Sony v. Universal Studios, when the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the VCR manufacturer was not liable for consumers using the Betamax video recorder to gleefully infringe Universal’s copyrights so long as the device could be used for other things. Notice that in 1998, the Digital Millenium Copyright […]

The Job Search Confidentiality

The Job Search Confidentiality

April 20, 2013

It’s no surprise that confidentiality is an ever-more important aspect of the job search — 88% of people say privacy and confidentiality are important when they’re cruising for a new career. this infographic highlights some statistics about confidentiality during the job search. Source