A former social-media addict, Jovana was rocked out of her complacent habits when the Cambridge Analytica scandal hit the news. The cost of personal information dawned on her and her own practice of careless oversharing sent chills down her spine. Now she is committed to spreading the word about the value of anonymity and the importance of online privacy. Her psychology degree helps her understand her audience on a personal level and persuade even the most computer-illiterate that good cyberhygiene is not only necessary, but easy as well.
What are cookies? The good and the bad of browser cookies
You can’t visit a website these days without getting one of those troubling notifications. You know: “This site uses cookies..." A pop-up window implores you to accept or reject cookies. The website may offer you an opportunity to accept all cookies or no cookies or just certain kinds of cookie
Mobile banking statistics: The future of money is in the palm of your hand
In Tanzania, women who are traveling for critically needed surgery can pay for the bus fare via text message. In Pakistan, people are no longer waiting in line at banks; they’re making use of Telenor’s fully mobile bank accounts instead. First came the automated teller machine, then came inte
Social Media Statistics For Your Friends And Followers 
Social media has changed everything. In just over a decade, it transformed relationships, news outlets, businesses and the very definition of privacy. Today, it transcends borders, ages, genders and educational backgrounds. And despite all the fake news and online abuse scandals, social media sta
Unfiltered Instagram statistics you’ll want to share with all your followers
It’s an app that allows you to take, share, and post pictures. Simple, right? But add a catalog of whimsical filters, the platform’s aesthetic nature, and a potential audience of 1.5 billion viewers, and things get a little more complicated. Instagram and Facebook dominate our digital landsca
Facebook statistics: A view from the top of the online heap
Facebook’s position seems unassailable. Worldwide, more than 25% of us have accounts, and time-spent-on-Facebook statistics show that hundreds of millions log on every day to check in with friends and read the news. Facebook is not the first community to dominate the online world. Before Facebo
What’s up with WhatsApp? WhatsApp statistics for fun and profit
We’ll get to the WhatsApp statistics in a moment. Let’s start with a bit of perspective. The telephone was introduced in 1876 as an incremental improvement over the telegraph. No one expected the “voice telegraph” to be anything more than a convenient alternative to Morse code. But the
Xiaomi smart camera users get a sneak peek into strangers’ homes
Smart camera owners linked to Google were able to see inside strangers’ homes due to a security glitch from Chinese tech giant Xiaomi.  The mishap was reported by a Reddit user who shared still images of strangers, including a man sleeping in a chair, a security camera view of a porch, and a s
Apple set to enforce verification requirements for macOS app
Apple recently announced that developers who create Mac apps outside the Mac App Store will be obligated to submit them for the notarization process starting from February, 2020. The process is designed to ensure that the distributed software has undergone a detailed inspection by Apple for possi
Hacker who tried to blackmail Apple sentenced, spared jail time
A 22-year-old would-be hacker from North London has been sentenced following an unsuccessful attempt to blackmail Apple out of $100,000 worth of iTunes gift cards. Kerem Albayrak was given a suspended two-year jail term, community service and an electronic curfew after pleading guilty to blackmai
Zeppelin ransomware targets Western tech & healthcare companies
A new kind of ransomware is going after technology and healthcare companies across Europe, the US and Canada. The malware goes by the name Zeppelin and is based on VegaLocker, another family of network-encrypting malware.   Described as highly configurable, Zeppelin has experts worried since
Police raid NGINX Moscow office
Russian police raided the Moscow office of the US-owned web server company NGINX and detained a number of employees on Thursday. Among those arrested were NGINX cofounders Igor Sysoev and Maxim Konovalov. The raid comes after Russia’s search engine giant Rambler filed a copyright infringemen
A degree won’t get you better pay in cybersecurity, survey shows
A recent survey revealed that a degree doesn't guarantee higher compensation when it comes to careers in cybersecurity. The 2020 Cyber Security Salary Survey showed that salary ranges were similar regardless of whether employees had a degree in computer science or a related field. More than 1