On Nest Secure Hidden Microphone

So you buy a new product, let's say a security system for your new house like this one: Nest Secure. Brand new technology, internet connected product. You feel good, you feel secure. Then, suddenly, you learn that your product had a hidden microphone that is enabled with a new software update, from Google, the parent... Continue Reading →

On Smartphones Security Updates

Take a moment to look at this detailed table of security update availability by platforms and brands. There are a few interesting take out here. First. no surprise, Apple is the leader in keeping their platform secure. Second, I see a few players that are no longer in business: Windows and Essentials. Surprisingly, Microsoft/Nokia was... Continue Reading →

Reset Your Passwords

Exclusive story by The Register: "620 million accounts stolen from 16 hacked websites now for sale on dark web, seller boasts". Now I understand why I got notice emails yesterday for my 500px accounts that needed password resets. Many other popular online services affected. ... Some 617 million online account details stolen from 16 hacked... Continue Reading →

on Amazon Buying Eero

Do you trust Amazon not to start collecting your data when they will take over Eero? I don't. They have no credibility because this is part of the machinery that powers this business. The more they know, the better. I cannot change my mind about Apple missing something big.

My Opinion on Covering Webcams

Photo by London Wood Co. on Unsplash I'll make it short: for me, covering the webcam on a laptop is a consequence of FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) and I find it stupid. Period. And this story of the NewYork Times (a newspaper where their credibility is going down every day) proves my point. John Gruber has an... Continue Reading →

What The F*** Are They Thinking?

Hey @AirCanada, what are you doing without my consent on my iPhone while I use your application? You we're recording my interactions within the application, right? Oh, and you think you are so clever but you can't even mask correctly highly personal informations like my email address or my credit card number while recording? What's... Continue Reading →

2019 = 1984

That 1984 Ad by Apple run at the Super Bowl to announce the Macintosh. This is a reference in the advertising world. I love the tone and the play but not the world it depicted. And here we are in 2019 looking more and more like the world depicted in this ad. Who is big... Continue Reading →

Feeling Happier After Leaving Facebook?

Following this article on the Washington Post "Deactivating Facebook leaves people less informed but happier": In the latest study measuring the effects of social media on a person’s life, researchers at New York University and Stanford University found that deactivating Facebook for just four weeks could alter people’s behavior and state of mind. The study... Continue Reading →

Not Convinced About Facebook Bad Behavior?

First, let's take a look at this: "Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them": Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activity, similar to Facebook’s Onavo Protect app... Continue Reading →

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