Category Archives: Privacy

Data is the New Currency: When Free isn’t Really Free

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, as they say. There are a lot of recurring themes on my blog, and one of them that I cover quite a bit, is privacy. About how it’s an illusion, about how big companies don’t care about your privacy, and also about how they can use your […]

Way Too Much Information

While that’s often associated with a sarcastic remark to someone who’s perhaps revealed too intimate of details about themselves, I’m actually referring to something else entirely — the disturbing amount of information others have on us. The truth of the matter is that we’re identified and profiled by a staggering amount of statistics in the […]

Privacy Mistakes that Never Even Occur to Most People

I think most people these days are pretty savvy to obvious security and privacy concerns with say, using Facebook and Google for example. However, listed below are some common, but often overlooked (even ironically counter-productive in some cases) privacy issues. Shredding Documents I personally think this is the dumbest and most widely used privacy mistake […]

Websites Holding Your Info Hostage

I want to clarify upfront that all the points found throughout this article are not necessarily aimed at any company specifically. Although, I mention a few examples in part, it’s important to understand that they merely sparked the idea for this article and most of the information found throughout are simply my generalized observations from […]

NDA vs NCA

NDAs (Non-disclosure Agreements) and NCAs (Non-compete Agreements) are contracts often used together when someone new is brought into an “in-the-works” or sensitive project to protect the project’s ingredients and the owner or creator. Though, very commonplace, especially in web-based projects, it’s important to understand that these two contracts are entirely different. So, the next time […]

The Truth About Piracy

The majority of what most people probably “know” about piracy, likely comes from those annoying propaganda ads and FBI warnings found at the start of many DVDs. However, the truth, like with anything, lies in a bigger picture of the many different angles and perspectives and isn’t simply black and white. Let’s clear up the […]

Is My Online Information Private?

No. At least, not completely. From text messages, phone calls and voicemail, email and IM chats, to search history, shopping habits, etc., your privacy is for the most part, an illusion. The only thing that is private is what’s inside of your head. Once you share something in any capacity, especially through technology, it is […]