Teachers: Don't Forget About Internet Privacy Concerns When Heading Back to School

Aug 29, 2012 15:03:33Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Teachers: Don't Forget About Internet Privacy Concerns When Heading Back to School These days, the internet is a part of nearly every facet of life, and as a teacher, you probably know how significant its role is in education. It is important to take privacy and safety concerns into consideration when using online resources for education - both for the children as well as yourself. Most schools teach... Read More

Lawyers, Realtors and Other Professionals Should Consider Mobile Privacy and Security

Aug 28, 2012 16:16:05Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Lawyers, Realtors and Other Professionals Should Consider Mobile Privacy and Security Social media websites like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest may have initially been reserved for leisurely users, but business people quickly realized their potential as marketing and promotional tools for businesses and companies to reach their target audience. Not only are corporations and retailers getting involved, ... Read More

Apple Suspends Over-the-Phone Password Resets to Examine Mobile Security

Aug 21, 2012 09:19:47Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Apple Suspends Over-the-Phone Password Resets to Examine Mobile Security In early August, Wired reporter Mat Honan revealed that he had been the victim of a mobile security breach, which raised concerns about cell phone privacy for consumers and service providers alike. Honan explained that his Google, Twitter and AppleID accounts were hacked into, compromising his personal information. He ... Read More

Journalist's Accounts Hacked into, Security Experts Question Cloud's Safety

Aug 15, 2012 14:01:23Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Journalist's Accounts Hacked into, Security Experts Question Cloud's Safety When all of Wired reporter Mat Honan's digital accounts were hacked into, it brought to light a great deal of internet privacy issues that have been on security experts' minds, according to USA Today. "In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, t... Read More

Sixth District Court Rules No Privacy Protection with Cell Phone GPS

Aug 15, 2012 13:58:12Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Sixth District Court Rules No Privacy Protection with Cell Phone GPS After a six-year battle, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that Melvin Skinner had no protection of privacy when his pay-as-you-go phone was obtained by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to track Skinner's whereabouts, according to The Wall Street Journal. In 2006, the DEA knew little ab... Read More

New Obama App Raises Privacy Concerns

Aug 13, 2012 16:31:22Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

New Obama App Raises Privacy Concerns Those who are volunteering for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and trying to get their peers to vote now have an app for that. The new application was released two weeks ago for iPhone and came out the following week for Android. The app gives Democrats information so they can target the right people ... Read More

How to Get Rid of Persistent Automated Phone Calls

Aug 9, 2012 14:04:22Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

How to Get Rid of Persistent Automated Phone Calls The majority of consumers have received automated phone calls, or "robocalls," over the years. Even though these calls are illegal unless the consumer has done business with the company in the past, they are still occurring across the country. "The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has used its enforcement ... Read More

Nearly Half of Smartphone Users Utilize Devices to Shop

Aug 7, 2012 16:15:51Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Nearly Half of Smartphone Users Utilize Devices to Shop A recent report issued by consumer research firm Nielsen showed nearly half of smartphone owners have used their mobile device to shop for something. This demonstrates an expansion from previous studies that showed smartphones were used by the majority to simply compare prices at different stores. The researchers ... Read More

BYOD creates security issues among businesses

Aug 6, 2012 14:19:51Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

BYOD creates security issues among businesses The bring your own device (BYOD) trend has been increasing in popularity with businesses across the country, which raises concerns for company and personal security. It seems as though some company owners are jumping into the trend before implementing the necessary mobile security programs to protect their data and inf... Read More

Security company shuts down massive spam botnet

Aug 6, 2012 14:15:04Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Security company shuts down massive spam botnet Security officials recently announced that the botnet known as Grum has been shut down. According to BBC News, security company FireEye and spam-tracking service SpamHaus teamed up to terminate the network, which was based in Panama, Russia and the Netherlands. Grum, the third-largest botnet, was responsible for roughl... Read More

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