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June 26, 2016

Should Kik be kicked to the curb?

The other day I was playing around with my young cousin’s phone and I found myself asking her countless times what certain apps were. I never thought of myself as old (I’m in my early twenties) and yet I still can’t keep up with all the...

June 7, 2016

These days, our cell phones are more than just phones. Our phones are our cameras, our personal calendars, our entertainment devices, our news sources, and more. As the cell phone becomes increasingly pivotal to our lives, more data is generated, collected and stored....

May 16, 2016

WhatsApp, a popular data-based messaging platform, announced that the most recent app update begins the company’s movement toward improved security measures. So what’s the catch? Hidden costs? A premium membership? No to all of the above––this is one of the easiest sec...

May 12, 2016

Most of us can’t help but hover our mouses over these viral quizzes that pop up on Facebook––you know the ones we’re talking about: quizzes that offer you elusive insight into “What city are you born to live in?” or “Who is your celebrity twin?,” “What Game of Thrones...

May 5, 2016

If you’re anything like me, you have seriously conflicting opinions about your mobile device. On one side, my phone is easily my closest companion, keeping me connected at all times. I have the luxury of––and feel the pressure to–– instantaneously reply to all incomin...

April 21, 2016

The de facto creed of the developed world is that “bigger is better.” We need bigger buildings, bigger factories, bigger phones, bigger batteries, more and more and more. Growth is the name of the game and we’ve been growing rapidly over the last few hundred years with...

April 14, 2016

What is OpenBazaar?

After moving to mainnet last week, OpenBazaar (OB) is now live. Similar to Etsy and eBay, OB is a marketplace where users can buy and sell material, as well as digital goods. Unlike its predecessors, OpenBazaar is a decentralized peer-to-peer market...

April 13, 2016

After the Windows 10 security scandal many people realized the potential risks that a computer’s operating system could pose to personal security and privacy. The Tails operating system (OS) looks to change that. While it may be a little too extreme for the average use...

April 7, 2016

The Panama Papers

If you haven’t heard about the Panama Papers yet, I promise you will soon. Marked as one of the largest leaks in history, the hack of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca claimed 2.6 terabytes of data containing over 11.5 million documents. However, thi...

March 29, 2016

What Is A Password Manager?

One of the key elements that determines a personal online security is password protection. As Edward Snowden has argued, “bad passwords are one of the easiest ways to compromise a system [account]”. From Facebook to Instagram, Netflix to Yout...

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