There is only one more stage in the 2020 Tour de France, but there’s still time to catch up on the action before the final leg. Here’s how to get up to speed on this year’s race, the sport, and the history of the tour: Watch or read to learn the rules of the race, what the green, […]
Music connects you with others, lifts your spirits, and inspires. Recently, listening to music inspired me to try making music. There is still so much to learn, but I’ve been able to make decent progress despite a quarantine and the obstacles it has presented, by seeking knowledge passed along by musicians online. To continue connecting, […]
Password managers can help you identify when you’re on the site you want, or might be somewhere you do not intend. By comparing the url of the site you’re on, to the urls saved in the password manager, the password manager can indirectly alert you to a suspicious situation. Here’s an example. In the Robinhood […]
Lots of weird things just happened at once. It’s always important to be cognizant of what and who you interact with online, but phishing is way up right now, so be extra careful with emails, links, and articles sent to you that you didn’t initiate or request. And while email phishing is often a main focus […]
This past Tuesday I gave my first conference talk at View Source in Amsterdam! It was an awesome experience at an amazing venue in a rainy city where people from all corners of the web came together to discuss many of the challenges, opportunities, and learnings for browsers, web development and the overall landscape of […]
My course was four weeks long with three classes a week. At the end of each class, I recorded a brain dump of everything I learned. Here’s what I focused on and how I progressed over my first month of rowing.
The Quora Conundrum Quora reported a data breach earlier this month and the company outlined the stolen data, what they are doing, and what you can do in an email to those affected: The following information of yours may have been compromised: Account and user information, e.g. name, email, IP, user ID, encrypted password, user account […]
As Facebook is upending the journalism industry, the New York Times is continues their campaign of exposing Facebook’s questionable data use. Summary from The Download via the MIT Technology Review https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/612642/facebook-gave-more-than-150-companies-special-access-to-your-data/
This made quite the ruffle today when Google transferred the domain duck.com to the privacy focused search engine DuckDuckGo. Google’s ownership of Duck.com was previously a source of frustration for DuckDuckGo, when it would redirect users to Google’s rival homepage instead of DuckDuckGo. Google kindly tried to clear up this confusion in July by adding […]
The New York Times released a report (with some fancy graphics) detailing location data use by apps for advertising, outside the main purpose of the app. Only 10 apps were covered in depth, but the findings reveal how some advertising companies aggregate location data from apps.
Your personal data is already stolen. Here’s what you need to be doing: if you are the type of person who likes to re-use passwords, then you definitely need to be using a password manager freezing your credit files with the major credit bureaus, and regularly ordering free copies of your credit file from annualcreditreport.com […]