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Is Your App Spying on You?
Recently, some users have discovered that the popular social media app WeChat (with over 1.25 billion active users monthly) has been scanning its users’ photo app content in the background every few hours and sending that data back to its servers, as seen here. That left many users frazzled and w...
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Why Do You Need to Own Your Data?
Last week’s global Facebook outage was the worst that we have experienced in over 13 years. We often take for granted how these social media platforms enable us to live our everyday lives, from doing work to connecting with our loved ones to storing our personal data. As much as we like to think t...
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Bring Your iCloud Down to Earth with Amber X
The new Apple iPhone 13 has arrived.  With all the new tech specs that come with it, no doubt many Apple fans will try to get their hands on one of these devices.  Whether you want to buy the iPhone 13 mini or the bigger iPhone 13, you still need to decide on the storage […]...
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Amber X wins CES 2021 Award: CyberSecurity + Personal Privacy
We are thrilled to share with you that Amber X has been given the prestigious honor of being selected as a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree for the CYBERSECURITY & PERSONAL PRIVACY category. The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consu...
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Why You Should Set Up Your Own Personal Cloud
In early 2020, some Google Photos users got a pretty terrifying notification — their private photos or videos were accidentally uploaded to other users' accounts. This is only one of many similarly embarrassing (for companies) and worrisome (for users) data breaches or bugs in recent years. Websit...
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Declutter Your Digital Downloads: Without Losing Everything
Your downloads folder: the veritable junk drawer of your computer. In between the screenshots, memes, and who knows what else, there’s important information hidden in there. But, when you go to find something, you’re not sure if it ended up in the downloads folder, on DropBox, GoogleDrive, or so...
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Five Reasons That Data Protection is Important for Families
Author Bio: Cristin Howard runs Smart Parent Advice, a site that provides parenting advice for moms and dads. Cristin writes about all of the different ups and downs of parenting, provides solutions to common challenges, and reviews products that parents need to purchase for babies and toddlers. As ...
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Meet the Man Bringing Cloud Computing Down to Earth, with Amber
Rooted in physics, engineering, and a passion for technology, the genesis of Amber began even before we were carrying around pocket-sized digital gadgets with gigabytes of content, life moments and digital memories. Yes, the origin of Amber predates the smartphone itself. Instead, its beginnings wer...
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It’s 2020. Take Control of Your Data.
Where do you keep your data? If you’re like most people, you probably store it in a variety of places. Maybe you have a Google Photos account to save your favorite vacation images (or selfies--no judgment!). You probably have some docs saved to DropBox or OneDrive. Oh, and you might have an extern...
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Stay Connected with the Content You Love ❤️
On any average day, you probably take a handful of photos, send some texts, emails, and maybe make a few video snippets of your dog, your kid, or something interesting that is important to you. While on the surface, this may not seem like a lot of data, the amount of content created (and stored) [&h...
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