Why we must get data privacy right

As consumers over the world gear up for the holiday shopping season, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday soon upon us here in the US, global consumers will be purchasing online more than ever before. In fact, global e-commerce sales are projected to be more than $140 billion over the holidays, up 15 percent […]

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Privacy is a shared responsibility

Privacy is an evolving topic with diverse perspectives on how best to balance the rights and interests of consumers and companies. As allegations of data mishandling fill headlines, privacy is now front and center on everyone’s minds. While data has been the lifeblood of innovation and economic growth, there has also been excessive data collection, […]

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The dangers of autocomplete passwords

Hackers have found a new way to track you online. Aside from using advertisements and suggestions, they can now use autocomplete passwords to track you down. Feeling unsecure? Here are some ways to keep you out of harm’s way. Why auto-fill passwords are so dangerous As of December 2018, there are 4.1 billion internet users […]

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The Heisenberg Principle of Security vs. Privacy

Often spoken in a single breath—security and privacy—they are nonetheless orthogonal quantities in many aspects. Enforcing security often means compromising on privacy, and vice versa: a perfectly private conversation cannot be monitored for security.

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Benefits of using a VPN

While using a virtual private network or VPN isn’t a silver bullet to online privacy threats, it still offers crucial security benefits, especially if any part of your day involves using unsecured channels such as public Wi-Fi. Given its importance, how do you pick the right one and what factors do you need to consider? […]

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You Can’t Get the Collaboration Rainbow Without the Cloud

The movie Titanic swept the Oscars. Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls were NBA champions (again). Apple unveiled the iMac. Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google. And I was a fresh-faced kid out of college, beginning my career as a consultant for an IT management consulting firm.

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Balancing the Desire for Location Analytics with User Privacy

The Impact that MAC Randomization has on Location Analytics Introduction Bluetooth is a wireless personal area networking standard for exchanging data over short distances. Bluetooth low energy (BLE) (also known as Version 4.0+ of the Bluetooth specification, or Bluetooth Smart) is the power- and application-friendly version of Bluetooth that was built for the Internet of […]

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Building the Platform for Data Capital

In my last post, we introduced the concept of Data Capital and the impact it is having on every industry. Organizations everywhere have embraced the reality that data is the most valuable asset and should be supported as such. Prioritizing data as an asset is a dramatic departure from how most organizations have previously treated data.

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The risks of auto-complete passwords

If you’re disturbed by advertisements and “helpful” suggestions that are based on your internet browsing habits, recent research has found yet another source of online tracking. It’s a sneaky tactic that also comes with serious security concerns.

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