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Twitter Shows Slow MFA Adoption, Is Security Unusable?

Twitter’s latest transparency report shows a low uptake for the multi-factor authentication feature. This is a great security control …

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These Real Apps On Google Play Are Harvesting Facebook Logins

Criminals are using real apps they’ve made and a push to remove ads to harvest Facebook credentials in order to gain more personal information …

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Apple vs. Facebook Battling For Your Privacy

Apple and Facebook have been battling very publicly around privacy issues. What’s really going on?

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Clubhouse's Entirely Predictable Privacy and Moderation Issues

Clubhouse is the hot new social network. It’s a promising audio-only network that now boasts over 2 millions active weekly users. During this …

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Parler Pas: Fringe Social Network Offline

Parler gets deplatformed and can’t find any organizations that want to work with it. It’s about time.

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Advertising to & Tracking iOS 14 Users

Ad-tech, digital marketing, and the surveillance economy are worth billions and billions of dollars. It all hinges on the ability to target ads and …

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Do App Stores Help Your Privacy & Security?

Epic Games is current waging war on Apple and Google over the right to distribute apps to mobile users. There’s been a ton of excellent coverage …

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One Month After the Twitter Hack

On July 15th, 2020, Twitter was hit with the most visible hack of a social network of all time. 130 of the top accounts tweeted out a bitcoin scam. A …

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Is TikTok a Threat?

The President has promised to ban TikTok in the United States for national security reasons. Is that the case? Are there real security & privacy …

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Should I Worry About TikTok?

Is a social network focused on dancing, lip syncing, and fun a threat to national security just because of who owns it? Is TikTok a threat to national …

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New Rules for Youtube

COPPA was passed in the US in 1998 but a recent ruling against YouTube for violating the decades old law means big changes for creators.

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5 Tips for Remote Tv Appearances and Video Calls

Keeping a personal website up to date is always tricky. The technical pieces are simple, it’s be satisfied with the design and making the …

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Privacy Expectations

Facebook was recently called out for listening to users audio messages on Facebook Messenger. They aren’t alone. Apple, Amazon, Google, and …

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Facebook's F8 & Information Management

Facebook held its annual F8 developer conference this week and—in addition to the usual product updates—they repeatedly talked about creating and …

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Facebook's Security Fail

Since May of 2016 Facebook has been prompting some new users for their email passwords. Yes, their email passwords. WTF?

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Your Child's Digital Identity

You’re building out a digital identity for you kids almost from the day they are born. But it’s not just you, the clubs they belong to, …

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Facebook & The Value of Privacy

Facebook continues to do anything they can to build data profiles on users. This week it was revealed that they shifted their Onavo efforts to a new …

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Facebook's 10 Year Challenge

The 10 Year Challenge is sweeping social media right now. It’s a harmless way of looking back at yourself—and everyone else—a decade …

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The Internet Is Forever

You can’t really remove something from the internet. Not is the owner/operator really wants it out there. That’s a huge advantage and …

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Being An Educated Social Media User

There is a ton of news and information on social networks. There’s also a mountain of garbage. How do you sort through it all? Can you? Do we …

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Facebook...ugh...%$&#ing, Facebook

Facebook removes 800+ accounts this week, some with massive followings, for political content. The twist? They were US-based, not foreign. What does …

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50 Million Facebook Accounts Hacked?!?

50 million Facebook accounts were hacked. Facebook responded quickly to the issue but could’ve done better communicating throughout. …

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Facebook, Shadow Profiles, & Data Brokers

A recent study proved that Facebook uses more information about you than you realize. Behind the scenes, Facebook compiles “shadow …

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End-to-end Encryption & WhatsApp

In the recent dust up with the founders of WhatsApp, you might have heard the term “end-to-end encryption”. What is it? What does it means …

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Deep Fakes Was That Real

Is that video real? Are you sure? A new technique makes it easier than ever to create passable fake videos of prominent people. You cannot trust your …

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Tanacon, Security, and Lack of a Threat Model

Tanacon 1.0 was an unmitigated disaster. Not only is this a reminder that physical security is critical but it’s an example of a failure to …

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The F8 Fallout

Facebook wrapped up it’s F8 conference this week with a series of new product announcements. In this episode, we’ll take a look and see …

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F8 & The Future Of Facebook

Facebook is hosting it’s annual F8 conference and it appears that this will be a reserved year. Understandable given the scandals of …

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Live Streaming and Needless Complexity

Streaming. It shouldn’t be this hard…

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Splitting Hairs With Facebook Testimony

Facebook was called to the carpet and showed well…because they weren’t asked the right questions

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Video Streaming Options

Streaming is increasing in popularity but how easy is it to go beyond the basics?

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Facebook Data Mining & The Long Weekend Round-up

After the long weekend, this episode is a bit of a round up. Nothing big jumping out but a few minor issues to address.

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Facebook Data Downloads

You upload a ton of data to Facebook and in turn, Facebook generates a ton of data about you. I built a tool to take a look at Facebook’s view …

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Privacy At Scale

As the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to snowball, we take a look at the larger issues. How does privacy scale? Can it scale under …

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Facebook Data Misuse And Social Network Responsibility

Ugh. Facebook Has Allowed A 3rd Party To Harvest Millions of Credentials