5 alternatives to Whatsapp

5 alternatives to Whatsapp

Now that Whatsapp is part of Facebook, some might feel a bit exposed using it. But I wouldn’t worry about Facebook doing something with their chat conversation data. I would worry more about the fact that it has been known to have very weak security. Also last...

Rethinking social media privacy

I was an active Foursquare user back in the first years of it, and it’s been a while since I toned down my participation in it. A few years ago, my girlfriend questioned me on why I was reporting my location everywhere I went. What was my gain on it? How much... 10 apps for privacy and secure communication

10 apps for privacy and secure communication

With all the recent news about privacy violations, user data requests, gag orders and the like, it is useful to know that there are tools to communicate in safer ways. I can’t say that they are bullet-proof, as I’m not a security analyst, but at least you... PRISM Break: A list of resources for privacy and freedom

PRISM Break: A list of resources for privacy and freedom

With the recent news scandal about the NSA surveillance program code named PRISM more people is starting to question their use of cloud services thinking about their privacy. I’ve talked about free network services and ugly cloud stories but this is the ugliest...

Protect your personal information privacy with GPG encryption

Political scandals have always been about leaked information. Don’t you wonder why sensitive data has been passed around in clear text on the leaked cables that Wikileaks has been making public, while your latest SpongeBob Blu-ray or DVD disc is encrypted with...