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What are Dark Patterns?

August 5th, 2018

4:30

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 …

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

July 11th, 2018

7:08

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

Some simple tips to help protect your privacy

July 9th, 2018

6:22

Mashable article about covering your webcam - http://xyz.am/p2442

66 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Right Now - http://xyz.am/p0243

Major Changes in Sales Tax Due to Supreme Court Ruling

June 26th, 2018

5:22

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

2:07

Bleeping Computer article:

FileZilla's Use Of Bundled Offers Sparks Outrage From Users http://xyz.am/d0983

How to access Facebook messages without Messenger

June 20th, 2018

5:04

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

Email aliases are your friend

June 20th, 2018

2:50

Latest episode of Perry on Privacy

Parental controls for video game addictions

June 20th, 2018

5:37

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

3:46

You can download the powerpoint doc I referenced here: http://xyz.am/syzygy

The perks of a short email domain

June 18th, 2018

7:19

Get an @xyz.am email address or get in touch with me for a free alias - https://www.thexyz.com/domains.html

How private is free Wi-Fi

June 8th, 2018

6:45

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

https://securelist.com/fifa-public-wi-fi-guide/85919/

Which Web Browser best respects my Privacy?

June 5th, 2018

5:19

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 …

Two Canadian Banks hacked and why I am not surprised

May 29th, 2018

5:44

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 to …

Thoughts on Digital Culture

May 27th, 2018

14:18

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

18:15

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

7:26

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...

https://www.ptoone.com/2018/05/which-companies-are-failing-most-at.html

Either way I …

Download your data from Apple with new GDPR policy

May 23rd, 2018

1:47

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

4:35

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

5:07

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

Data Portability

May 17th, 2018

3:07

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 …

The flawed CRTC alert ready system

May 15th, 2018

6:26

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 …

Destiny

May 13th, 2018

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

Social engineering to hack a domain DNS service

May 11th, 2018

5:34

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

2:46

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

4:58

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

3:25

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

The GDPR Opportunity

May 6th, 2018

2:24

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

3:49

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

2:27

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

3:07

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

2:26

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

2:46

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

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