Perry on Privacy

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For your daily dose of privacy, security, minimalism and web industry news you can count on Perry on Privacy to keep you in the loop.

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Australia passes encryption breaking laws

December 7th, 2018


Toronto's smart city is really just fueling surveillance capitalism

October 31st, 2018

As many feared, Google’s ambitious Sidewalk Toronto “smart city” project turns out to be a “surveillance …

Google's 1400% price hike has broken your Google Map

October 30th, 2018

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Tim Cook want the US to improve privacy

October 26th, 2018


Third resignation at Sidewalk Labs over privacy concerns

October 23rd, 2018


Thoughts on Google+ and Facebook vulnerabilities

October 11th, 2018


Second member resigns from Google's Sidewalk Toronto project

October 10th, 2018


Hijacking the Chrome back button for SEO

September 12th, 2018


Changes coming to Canadian ISPs

September 11th, 2018


Spear phishing is on the rise

September 4th, 2018

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Is your email address holding you back?

September 1st, 2018


Air Canada hacked and why this keeps happening in Canada

August 29th, 2018


Facebook has lost its cool and decentralization is on the up

August 27th, 2018


Behavioural Biometrics

August 23rd, 2018


How to improve your gaming experience with a VPN

August 20th, 2018

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Spam click through rates are up

August 18th, 2018


5 tips to help your child think about privacy

August 17th, 2018


Google still tracks you, even if you turn it off

August 16th, 2018


Smart cities have potential but raise important privacy questions

August 10th, 2018


The internet weeps the loss of another email client: Newton Mail

August 9th, 2018


SMS vs email

August 6th, 2018


What are Dark Patterns?

August 5th, 2018

A dark pattern is a user interface carefully crafted to trick users into doing things they might not otherwise do, such as buying insurance with …

How to remove yourself from search engine results

August 2nd, 2018


Gmail’s new “confidential mode” is not so great for privacy and the open source web

July 31st, 2018


Should I really leave my phone at home when traveling to the USA?

July 25th, 2018


How to get cheaper flights by using a VPN

July 24th, 2018


Legal battle against Canadian media giants demonstrates severe consequences facing developers accused of copyright infringement

July 11th, 2018

Earlier this year, a coalition of Canadian media groups including Bell, Rogers, Quebecor, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, presented a …

Why the Toronto Star pay wall will not work

July 10th, 2018


Some simple tips to help protect your privacy

July 9th, 2018

Mashable article about covering your webcam - 66 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Right Now -

Google grants third party developers access to your personal gmail data

July 7th, 2018


Major Changes in Sales Tax Due to Supreme Court Ruling

June 26th, 2018

Sales tax, as you know it, has changed overnight. The United States Supreme Court has just overturned 26 years of law in their South Dakota v. Wayfair decision.

FileZilla now includes bundled adware

June 25th, 2018

Bleeping Computer article: FileZilla's Use Of Bundled Offers Sparks Outrage From Users

Supreme Court rules police need a warrant for your cell phone location data

June 24th, 2018

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How to access Facebook messages without Messenger

June 20th, 2018

In this episode I demonstrate how to access Facebook messages without installing the Messenger app.

Email aliases are your friend

June 20th, 2018

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Parental controls for video game addictions

June 20th, 2018

Video game addictions are common and I am often asked by parents how to deal with them. Here is my idea on Parental Controls.

What would you sell your personal data for?

June 19th, 2018

You can download the powerpoint doc I referenced here:

The perks of a short email domain

June 18th, 2018

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Speed up your website and increase privacy by removing Google Analytics

June 12th, 2018


Was that Election spam actually legal?

June 11th, 2018


Why did South Korean women just have the largest protest ever?

June 9th, 2018

3:18 DNS resolver by Cloudflare and why you should be using it

June 8th, 2018

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How private is free Wi-Fi

June 8th, 2018

FIFA public Wi-Fi guide: which host cities have the most secure networks?

Facebook getting worse at Privacy and VPNfilter router bug worse than thought

June 7th, 2018


Which Web Browser best respects my Privacy?

June 5th, 2018

You might think that by enabling "Private browsing" you have everything in place for a private browsing experience, well due to a process know as "Fingerprinting," a website can potentially identify a large amount of …

I'm secure, therefore I have my privacy

June 1st, 2018



May 31st, 2018


Update on the Bell Canada GDPR request

May 31st, 2018


Two Canadian Banks hacked and why I am not surprised

May 29th, 2018

UPDATE: A teller at BMO recently informed me that the Bank of Montreal had fixed the 6 digit password issue. I just tested it and they still only allow 6 digit passwords. I'm I crazy for leaving my money here? Links …

Where do you save your files?

May 28th, 2018


How will the Google Sidewalk Labs project handle privacy?

May 28th, 2018


Thoughts on Digital Culture

May 27th, 2018

Just thinking out loud today and going off on a tangent about best practices for online management of your data and security. 1. Read terms 2. Use password manager 3. Enable 2FA 4. Get your own domain name

Happy GDPR Day!

May 25th, 2018

Hooray for better privacy and protection. Well almost. GDPR is here and I am already starting to file requests to remove my personal information from poorly secured servers.

Which companies are already failing at GDPR?

May 24th, 2018

One day to go until the GDPR act comes into effect. I decided to check Twitter for some epic #GDPRfails and here is what I found... Either way I …

Download your data from Apple with new GDPR policy

May 23rd, 2018

Apple is planning to roll out this feature worldwide in the coming months. "We intend to provide these capabilities to customers around the world in …

Will you get a corporate surveillance box for you kid?

May 22nd, 2018

Top child safety experts have warned over the risks of a new gadget designed to chat with kids alone in their bedrooms. Here is a press release that Amazon responded to: …

Email is King and it always will be

May 19th, 2018

Email have survived several waves of "email killing apps" and it is still the key to your online world.

Ethical, privacy-conscious alternatives

May 18th, 2018

Here is the link I mention in this podcast:

Data Portability

May 17th, 2018

The right to data portability allows individuals to obtain and reuse their personal data for their own purposes across different services. It allows them to move, copy or transfer personal data easily from one IT …

9 Steps to Security in the Digital Age

May 16th, 2018


Is Google Malware?

May 15th, 2018

This topic caught my eye too.

The flawed CRTC alert ready system

May 15th, 2018

This is a rather annoying episode created to highlight the flaws in the new Alert Ready system in Canada. There are so many faults in this system it …


May 13th, 2018

A bit of story time today. Because who doesn't want to control their destiny?

Turns out Gmail is still scanning your emails

May 13th, 2018

Here is the tweet from Julia Angwin: Here is the story on NBC: …

Social engineering to hack a domain DNS service

May 11th, 2018

If I was to hack a company, going for the DNS would be a jewel on the crown. I am actually surprised how easy this is with some very large and well …

Privacy and Security

May 11th, 2018

Privacy and security really do go hand in hand. Consider a window in your home. It provides various functions for you. It allows you to look outside. It lets sunlight into your home. A window keeps weather outside. You …

Is Google Analytics compliant with GDPR?

May 9th, 2018

Google recently released a statement declaring their commitment to compliance with data protection laws in line with GDPR. Just because Google is becoming GDPR, does NOT mean that you are too if you use services like …

Data protection by Design and by Default

May 9th, 2018

Data protection by Design and by Default (Article 25) requires that data protection is designed into the development of business processes for …

Is Gmail bad for business?

May 8th, 2018


The GDPR Opportunity

May 6th, 2018

I ask "why should Europeans be entitled to a greater degree of privacy than the rest of the world?" Also could becoming compliant with GDPR hold …

Domain Privacy Protection

May 5th, 2018

When you register a domain the domain registration information is publicly available by default. What does that mean and should you enable privacy …

Bcrypt and bad advice from Nutella on passwords

May 4th, 2018

Yesterday the chocolate spread company Nutella, tweeted some very bad password. I checked the password advice and found it had been involved in …

Happy World Password Day

May 3rd, 2018

Today is world password and a great day to introduce to a new podcast I have launched called "Perry on Privacy." I am constantly surprised at how easy it can be to hack someones password, servers, social accounts, bank …

What is GDPR?

May 2nd, 2018

Businesses, large and small, are in the midst of preparing for compliance with the Europeans Union’s new data privacy laws: The General Data …

The Late Majority

May 1st, 2018

The term "Late Majority" now includes everyone and not just people that didn't grow up with computers.
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