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Your Data, Your Privacy and The Metaverse
ACCESS TO OUR DATA COSTS META $232 BILLION Last week we celebrated Data Protection Day, an international event that has been gaining momentum year over year. First initiated by the European Council in 2007, data protection has become an increasingly important topic. How so? Well, let’s fast forwar...
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Apple AirTags: Convenient Tracking Devices or Malicious Stalking Machines?
In recent months, there have been rising concerns about privacy issues surrounding Apple AirTags. People have reported on social media about finding AirTags on their cars and in their belongings. There is growing concern that the devices may be encouraging a new form of stalking, which privacy group...
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The Risks of Metadata in Your Online Photos
Every photo holds a story. Photos and videos capture a snapshot in time and viewing them brings back memories of when the photo was taken and the people or scenery in them. With time, the memories aren’t as fresh as they used to be, and some of the people, places, or even time might be […]...
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Three Reasons to Ditch The Big Public Cloud Services
The big five tech giants — Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple — connect nearly 4.6 billion people across the world. The staggering amount of data they store in their data centers are collectively worth billions of dollars and have resulted in algorithms that can actually change socia...
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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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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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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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