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Blackphone: A Phone That Is Both Smart And Private? Go On…
Mar14

Blackphone: A Phone That Is Both Smart And Private? Go On…

To non-startup or tech folk, it can be a little unclear how apps that are free or very inexpensive make the kind of profits that they do. The variable most people forget or don’t know about is that apps make money mainly by selling data. There is a good number of people who are tacitly complacent with…

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Your (Company’s) Secrets Are Safe With Me
Jun27

Your (Company’s) Secrets Are Safe With Me

Afraid of your employees taking sensitive company information with them to a new job? I say keep me happy or I’m taking your secrets with me, boss. Kidding. I believe in karma way too much to risk exercising a vindictive streak. Experience has taught me to not provoke fate. Apparently, I’m in the minority though.   According to the Ponemon Institute, an independent research company that conducts studies on privacy, data...

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Safe Shepherd – Protecting Us From Ignorance & Saving Us From The Boogeyman

I’m not sure I want to know what personal information of mine is out there lurking around the interwebs…  Safe Shepherd is a startup that removes personal information floating around online.   How much is out there? Since its beginning in 500 Startups (then known as MelonCard), over 95,000 records have been pulled from public websites. 95,000 since last August. Percentage-wise that might not be so much, but it sure sounds...

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Privacy In Social Networks From The Provider Perspective

More often than not, social network providers are commercial enterprises. And because most of these services do not charge their users (despite the high costs of developing, bootstrapping, and running the thing), social networks instead opt for other revenue streams. However, many users do not question the consequences and meaning of this.     Most social network providers (particularly the non-business kind) run their...

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