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Home Automation Buying Advice for Privacy

As Black Friday is approaching, security experts put a spotlight on the risks of IoT With the shopping season approaching, it’s likely that internet-connected gadgets and toys will be a popular item on many Canadians’ wish lists, as more than 92% of Canadians use IoT (Internet of Things) devices in their households. However, cybersecurity experts warn: Internet of Things devices can quickly go from fun to creepy, depending on how hackable they are. “Enormous Black Friday discounts can rush customers into buying some very questionable gadgets. However, Internet of Things devices are widely known among experts for low security measures they usually have installed. There is a joke going around: ‘The S in IoT stands for security’. So, it’s best to think before bringing any new IoT device to your household, as it can easily compromise the whole network,” says digital security expert at NordVPN Daniel Markuson. Globally, 1.5 billion

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Tips for Protecting Your Digital Privacy

Every day it seems, we hear about yet another tech company suffering a data breach and the stress of an identity theft kicks in to our brains. As we increasingly spend more time online from our smartphones and tablets to laptops and TV set top boxes for streaming, it means more apps and services tracking us. Protecting your digital privacy and online data has become more important. So we’ve put together some steps you can take to protect your data and your privacy. Facebook The big blue elephant in the room. Facebook had over 500 Million perspn records stolen recently and perhaps typically annoying of Facebook, they’re not even going to tell you if it was your data that was stolen. When it comes to tracking personal data, packaging it up and selling it to anyone who wants it, Facebook is the worst. So what can you do? For starters,

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The algorithm explained in plain English

In just about any magazine or news report today, somewhere we hear about algorithms. How they rule the world or will rule the world. They’re almost synonymous with any article written about the tech giants from Google to Amazon to Facebook. But what is an algorithm anyway? Why are the so important? In the simplest term, an algorithm is a recipe. It’s not the ingredients that go into the recipe, it’s the process, the steps in a recipe. An algorithm would tell you the process to make a stew through each step; cook stew meat, finely chop vegetables, add beef broth, add in broth and vegetables to meat, heat until ready. You can use the same algorithm every time you make the stew, except you may add different spices or vegetables, which is the “data” or ingredients. Humans have been using algorithms for thousands of years. Algorithms are at the

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Digital privacy wars; Apple, Google or Facebook?

I’ll start out by officially stating that I am an Apple fan-boy, though with all these grey hairs, not much of a boy anymore. It seems that almost every day we hear of a data breach or some major topic of our digital privacy being stripped away or invaded. And with good reason. So out of three of the top technology giants today, Apple, Facebook or Google, is focused the most on your actual privacy? The short answer is Apple and it’s a primary reason I remain in the ecosystem. No company is perfect, not even Apple and they’ve had some recent mistakes. But at least they face up to them. In a way, it’s also hard to really compare them. Apple is superb at hardware and software, but doesn’t offer search or many other services, although that’s changing. Facebook isn’t really a hardware company, although they have a couple

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