Tech – for Everyone

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Mobile Privacy

Today I would like to share with you a bit of follow up to yesterday’s article about Collusion and how we are being tracked, monitored, and recorded while surfing the web. (If you missed that, click here.)

Your online privacy should be a concern whether you are using your PC at home, or if you are using your smart phone. Fortunately, I am not the only one who think so. Today I have a very good read for smartphone owners.

* Ashkan Soltani introduces MobileScope, an innovative approach to online privacy

There’s a lot of debate taking place on how to guarantee online privacy — but few user-ready solutions. Michael Kassner talks to Ashkan Soltani about a new tool called MobileScope that may change…Read more..

(Kassner’s article contains some great links as well.)

And, let me repeat some recommended reading ..

Related reading:

* TED 2012: New Browser Add-On Visualizes Who Is Tracking You Online

* Say Everything

As younger people reveal their private lives on the Internet, the older generation looks on with alarm and misapprehension not seen since the early days of rock and roll. The future belongs to the uninhibited.

Unrelated: FREE Phone Service Using Google Voice and a MagicJack Device

Recently I have been experimenting with a one time $20 dollar software investment called GVJack (by PhoneSoft), that gives you the ability to use a MagicJack Device connected to your computer (and a phone), to make and receive phone calls across the internet (VOIP), using a Google Voice account. With this being said, in essence […]” Read more..

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Update: For those who are interested, the machine in Berlin is now sending this blog 25 spam comments an hour..
If the bot were mine, I would be using it for some click fraud too. Might as well make some real money.

Today’s quote:The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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May 8, 2012 - Posted by | advice, computers, Internet, mobile, privacy | , , , , , , , ,


  1. TechPaul,

    Thank you for the linkback… Raining here on the east coast!



    Comment by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 | Reply

    • Rick,
      Short sleeves weather here (yesterday, it reached 90) and I am lovin’ it!

      Keep writing that good stuff, and I’ll keep mentioning it to my readers.


      Comment by techpaul | May 8, 2012 | Reply

  2. Good required reading. Thanks. It gets tiring to be on your guard all the time. I think that is why a lot of people just give up. If it’s not companies’s the government.

    The kids today are going to learn that baring their soul on the internet is worse than getting a tattoo and deciding later you don’t like it. You can remove the tattoo albeit painful; what is on the net..NOT.


    Comment by delenn13 | May 8, 2012 | Reply

    • A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves..
      (Think I read that somewhere..)

      Have to agree with you here.


      Comment by techpaul | May 8, 2012 | Reply

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