Tag: security

The Celebrity Photo Breach of 2014: Internet Security in a Digital World

By now, you’ve all heard about the recent scandal concerning the nude photo leak and breach of privacy of several prominent female celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, and Ariana Grande. The photos which appeared on Reddit, a social networking and news portal, were banned from the site nearly one week after the leaked images had already… Read More

Lost Malaysian Plane Sparks Concern for All

Boeing 777. Thinkstock img.

Malaysia Airlines flight 370’s disappearance has left much of the world asking questions about the legitimacy of the Malaysian government as well as, for many Americans at least, the safety and security of airplanes today.   Information released from investigators has created some conspiracy theories concerning the fate of the passengers on the plane. One prominent… Read More

SXSW 2014: Edward Snowden Speaks at Interactive Conference

SXSW 2014 has already drawn a lot of attention. (Rodolfo Gonzalez/Austin360.com)

Arguably the largest festival of its kind in the world, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival is a set of three conferences – interactive, music, and film – held every spring in Austin, Texas. SXSW is considered the “signature event” of Austin, and it is the highest revenue producing event for the Austin economy. Since… Read More

SmartPhones For Those Who Like Their Privacy: Boeing Black And Blackphone

  Last Wednesday, Feb. 26, Boeing unveiled the Boeing Black a smartphone that is “tamper-proof” and made with privacy-oriented people in mind.  According to reports, the secure phone will run on Google’s Android platform and have an array of privacy options, including encrypting calls in order to keep one’s information safe from third parties.  The… Read More

Kickstarter Security Breach Scare

  Crowdfunding website Kickstarter announced last Saturday that it had experienced a security breach earlier in the week. Yancey Strickler, Kickstarter CEO, blogged to users in an attempt to ease some of the fears already running high—especially with the very recent public hackings of retail giants, Target and Neiman Marcus.   Strickler reassured Kickstarter users that… Read More