Chris Dougherty

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NSA-Proof Your Cloud Storage Data With SkyCrypt

Chris Dougherty Activist Post These days we store huge amounts of data online. Individuals, schools, businesses and other organizations upload everything from corporate documents to private personal files using online cloud storage services. With recent revelations about the NSA tapping into cloud-based giants like Yahoo and Google, it is becoming increasingly important for cloud storage…

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Cloud Storage Open To NSA Spying Says Apple Co-founder

Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak Chris Dougherty Activist Post Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, says companies that depend on cloud storage have left themselves open to the prying eyes of intelligence agencies like the NSA. Wozniak expressed sympathy for companies that are at odds with the surveillance tactics of these agencies, but he also added that…

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Google Tracks Everything You Do, Even Offline

Chris Dougherty Activist Post Google tracks everything you do, and they are not limited to just tracking you online. The search giant is now developing ways to track users across laptops, tablets and smartphones. They can even follow you right down to the the stores you visit and businesses you call from your mobile device.…

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Bitcoin Virtual Currency…Passing Fad or Worthwhile Investment?

Chris Dougherty Activist Post Bitcoin virtual currency might be more than just a passing fad. In fact, it could be a worthwhile investment, according to experts. The virtual currency was launched in 2008 by an anonymous developer known only as ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’. The creator has since disappeared, leaving a trail of questions about his identity…

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5 Essential Online Security Tips For Your Family

Chris Dougherty Activist Post If you are the most technical person in your neighborhood, then chances are you have become the local unofficial tech support rep for your circle of friends and family. It doesn’t matter how much, or how little, you know…as long as you are more technically capable than the rest of your…

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NSA Hacks Google, You Need To See The Bigger Picture

Chris Dougherty Activist Post NSA hacks Google. How could it affect you? Emails? Online searches? Think bigger… Recently it was leaked that the National Security Agency tapped into primary overseas communication links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world. According to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the agency has access to raw…

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Adobe Security Breach Could Affect As Many As 150 Million Users

Chris Dougherty Activist Post Cyber attacks are an unfortunate reality as more and more businesses move their operations online. Earlier in October, Adobe warned customers about a series of “sophisticated attacks” against its network. The Adobe security breach allowed hackers access to private information belonging to nearly 3 million customers. The data that was accessed…

NSA Surveillance Tool Allows Real-Time Access to Your Internet Data

Chris Dougherty Activist Post NSA surveillance tool, XKeyscore, is a tool that provides intelligence analysts with real-time surveillance of your email, chat and browsing history. Tagged keyword terms and phrases may unknowingly put you under government scrutiny. Yep, the government knows exactly what keywords you search for on Google. Just ask Michele Catalano and her…

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5 Mandatory Steps For Protecting Data From Eavesdroppers

Chris Dougherty Activist Post Every day we hear news reports in the mainstream media about social network hacking, malware, malicious account takeovers and protecting data. It doesn’t matter if you are the average Joe Blow or a huge corporation like Burger King, everyone is being targeted these days. Cyber criminals are searching for everything from…

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Anonymous Hackers Target CEOs in Operation Wall Street

Chris Dougherty Activist Post Anonymous hackers have launched ‘operation wall Street’, a new protest started by the loosely organized hactivist collective against the US government, Wall Street and the financial services industry. The operation is a call to all Anonymous “members” and citizens of the world and seeks justice for the “innocent and exploited people…

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DataLocker DL3 Portable Encrypted Hard Drive Review

Chris Dougherty, Contributor Activist Post The DataLocker DL3 portable encrypted hard drive is a ready-to-use solution that provides data security and peace of mind in the event of equipment loss or theft. DataLocker, Inc. is a provider of hardware encrypted storage devices. From their headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas they have provided their secure hard drives to…

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6 Military Grade Solutions For Keeping Your Data Safe

Chris Dougherty, Contributor Activist Post Keeping your data safe. It might seem inconvenient, but it should be your primary concern. Whether you work for a three-letter government agency or on top of a roof pounding nails, we all have sensitive information that we want to keep away from prying eyes. These days our most private…

SNOPA Bill Reintroduced To Protect Your Privacy Online

Chris Dougherty, Contributor Activist Post You may soon have legal recourse in the fight to protect your privacy online.  If a new bill finds its way into law, social networking users might soon be able to make a federal case out of employers asking to snoop through their online accounts. Members of Congress, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL),…

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Chinese Hackers Attack NY Times Over Wen Investigation

Chris Dougherty, Contributor Activist Post Over the past four months, Chinese hackers have penetrated computers belonging to the New York Times and its staff. The hackers appeared to be intent on hunting down and identifying newspaper sources involved in the investigation of a top Chinese leader. China’s Defense Ministry is denying any involvement in the…