COVID‑19 contact tracing – technology panacea or privacy nightmare?

Can a technological intervention stem the pandemic while avoiding the privacy pitfalls of location tracking? The UK Government recently announced that it was ceasing development of its current contact-tracing app; on the same day, the Canadian Government stated that it was developing one. All this in the same week that the Norwegian health authority had … More COVID‑19 contact tracing – technology panacea or privacy nightmare?

Thunderbolt flaws open millions of PCs to physical hacking

A new attack method enables bad actors to access data on a locked computer via an evil maid attack within 5 minutes. Millions of computers sporting Intel’s Thunderbolt ports are open to hands-on hacking attempts due to vulnerabilities in this hardware interface, according to research by Björn Ruytenberg, a security researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology … More Thunderbolt flaws open millions of PCs to physical hacking

Public health vs. personal privacy: Choose only one?

As the world turns to technology to track and contain the COVID-19 pandemic, could this spell the end of digital privacy rights? Health organizations and governments all over the world are using technology to communicate, track, monitor and predict the spread of COVID-19. In recent years, data has proven to be a valuable resource – … More Public health vs. personal privacy: Choose only one?

Digital addiction: How to get your children off their screens

What are some of the common signs that your children may be screen addicts and what can you do to limit their screen time? Children, just like adults, tend to spend a little too much time on their phones. Who can blame them? We, grown-ups, often do that ourselves, after all. However, sometimes ‘a little … More Digital addiction: How to get your children off their screens