Writing on Techcrunch, Zack Whittaker (previously) calls out the timeworn phrase "we take your privacy and security seriously," pointing out that this phrase appears routinely in company responses to horrific data-breaches, and it generally accompanied by conduct that directly contradicts it, such as stonewalling and minimizing responsibility for breaches and denying their seriousness. "We take your privacy and security seriously" is really code for "Please stop asking us to take your privacy and security seriously."
The US Transportation Security Administration released its "Top 10 Catches of 2021," items that travelers attempted to bring through airport security checkpoints in luggage or on their person. Some are more unusual than others. Chainsaw (New Orleans International Airport) A wine holder shaped like a gun (Sacramento International Airport) Fireworks (Syracuse Hancock International) Machete (Reagan… READ THE REST
Apple AirTags are tiny wireless tracking devices that you can attach to things so you can find them if you lose them. Last Friday, Jeana Jeana, a cosplayer and Dance Dance Revolution competitor tweeted that someone attached an AirTag to her car while she was in a bar. She said he checked her purse, wallet,… READ THE REST
BusKill is a magsafe-style USB dongle that turns off the laptop whenever it's disconnected—like a Kensington lock but much more versatile. It can even, as the name promises, kill the laptop entirely if so configured. BusKill is the world's first laptop kill cord, a hardware "dead man's switch" that executes a user-configurable trigger when your… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The tools to keep yourself safe online are pretty well known: antivirus programs, VPNs, and password managers are all used by millions to protect their data. But what about the data that you've… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Walking around or standing while working all day can be tasking on the feet, but taking care of them can improve blood circulation along with many other health benefits. While investing in some shoe alternatives can be… READ THE REST
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