John McAfee Emerges With Private Cell Phone Data Service

By jcn50

The debate over online privacy and end-to-end encryption that has been raging for years since whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked information about the United States National Security Agency’s covert surveillance of Americans’ communications to the press in 2013 continues. Privacy organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation are up in arms over two bills before the…

Ransomware Gangs Don’t Need PR Help

By jcn50

We’ve seen an ugly trend recently of tech news stories and cybersecurity firms trumpeting claims of ransomware attacks on companies large and small, apparently based on little more than the say-so of the ransomware gangs themselves. Such coverage is potentially quite harmful and plays deftly into the hands of organized crime. Often the rationale behind…

Cherokee Bound Pronouns (100% discount)

By jcn50

Learn the bound pronouns of Cherokee. This is a custom flashcard program to help with learning the bound pronouns of the Cherokee Language. Includes synthetic speech generated by espeak-ng for each of the conjugated challenges to help with learning pitch and cadence. Synthetic speech is not perfect, headphones are strongly recommended. For a real learning…

HP’s Exemplary Reaction to COVID-19

By jcn50

This story was originally published on April 27, 2020. As a result of popularity, it is presented today as part of our Best of ECT News series. Some of the corporate responses to COVID-19 make me incredibly happy I don’t work for a large company anymore. Some of the troubling reports from other companies include…

E-Verify’s “SSN Lock” is Nothing of the Sort

By jcn50

One of the most-read advice columns on this site is a 2018 piece called “Plant Your Flag, Mark Your Territory,” which tried to impress upon readers the importance of creating accounts at websites like those at the Social Security Administration, the IRS and others before crooks do it for you. A key concept here is…