The concept of holding someone for ransom is a familiar part of our cultural lexicon at this point. We've all seen the movies - someone gets kidnapped, the kidnappers call with a demand, the hero raises to rescue the victim before it's too late. But these days, a more realistic storyline would be not about holding a person for ransom but instead about holding someone's data for ransom. It's called ransomware, and here's how to protect yourself from it.
Online security companies have seen an uptick in signups since the election earlier this month. But as Edward Snowden pointed out in a recent interview, online privacy should be a priority regardless of who sits in the White House. Here are some concrete steps you can take.
Firefox Focus provides free, automatic private browsing to iOS users. But when it comes to true private browsing, the new browser loses focus on what matters most. Here are our thoughts on how Focus can take private browsing to the next level.
A new report from Freedom on the Net reveals that freedom on the internet is declining worldwide, with governments attacking messaging apps and social media during political and social unrest. This is the sixth year in a row that the global level of internet access has declined.