Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

Today’s Must Read (And a bit about Bitcoins)

For Those Thinkers Out There.

Folks, a quick reading reco: Privacy concerns about data collection may lead to dumbing down smart devices

A new wave of smart devices sensors and Internet of Things collecting data will make it hard to remain anonymous offline. Will the public wake up to the risks all of that data poses to their privacy?Read more..

Keyword there is “offline”.

(And people can hope.. as the article says.. Ahem.)

I highly recommend you read that whole article.

News: Apparent Theft at Mt. Gox Shakes Bitcoin World

The most prominent Bitcoin exchange appeared to be on the verge of collapse late Monday, raising questions about the future of a volatile marketplace.Read more..

(I think that’s kind of funny.. What’ya expect from an unregulated, ‘virtual’ [meaning non-existant artificiality] currency?)

Today’s bonus: Cyberattacks fallout could cost the global economy $3 trillion by 2020

The global economy has yet to mount an adequate defense against the rise of cyberattacks, according to new research. The impact could be $3 trillion in lost productivity and growth.Read more..

Bah. Peanuts! (And, it probably already has. But no one can/will say so.)

Today’s quote:War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.” ~ George Orwell, 1984

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February 25, 2014 - Posted by | advice, cloud computing, computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, Cyberwarfare, Internet, News, privacy | , , , , , , , ,

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