Data Privacy for Business and Individuals

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Why Someone Else Will Get Your Digital Photos

Why Someone Else Will Get Your Digital Photos

I’d like to talk about the safe places to store your digital pictures that you DON’T want seen. Spoiler Alert: there aren’t any. Once you have captured a digital photo on a device that is connected to the internet, there are no guarantees that it will stay where it belongs. When we hear about compromising photos, the reference is often to nudes.

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The 4 Things You Must Do To Protect Your Data

The 4 Things You Must Do To Protect Your Data

It has been over a year since Edward Snowden outed the NSA for secretly spying on people using their digital data. This was a real eye-opener to the public, who once assumed much of their online information was safe. When we consider how much we do online these days (banking, bills, shopping, social networks), it is scary to think any

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Looks are everything

Looks are everything

  For those that missed it, or those that like things in writing, here is the gist of my Ignite Waterloo talk.   Looks are everything. This is not likely what your mother taught you. In fact, it was probably more along the lines of “it’s what’s inside that counts”, and that’s true when you get to know someone BUT

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Clean Up Your Privacy Settings and Social Accounts

Clean Up Your Privacy Settings and Social Accounts

*Updated 2019* At least once a year you should take time to review your accounts and their respective privacy settings. (Seriously, set a reminder!) Below is the list of all the important account links you need – If you don’t use them today, you may want to bookmark this page for later. Start with your 3 step plan for spring maintenance: Step 1:

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Who will own your digital legacy?

Who will own your digital legacy?

When I want to see pictures of my great-grandparents, it typically involves rifling through an old shoe box of photos that has been passed down through the family. It is a simple concept: physical photo box, single copies, passed from hand to hand. But now we have a new kind of legacy, a digital one. So when our great-grand children

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Haven’t I seen your face before?

Haven't I seen your face before?

Almost every crime drama has the same scene in it – the FBI has some grainy photo of what ‘might’ be a suspect and then they enhance it a few times and voila, they have the criminal on tape! If only it were that simple. Though the technology has come a long way, using facial recognition in a public video is

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10 rules to post by

10 rules to post by

Picture yourself headed to an interview, a date, or the first day of school; all times to make a great impression. You will have carefully chosen your clothes, behaviour and words. Is this the ‘real’ you? Sort of. It is a version of you that you want to show the world. I don’t ever wear suits out but I’ll be

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Using your online identity to get hired, not fired!

Using your online identity to get hired, not fired!

In a world where 91% of bigger employers use social networks to screen their candidates, what does your digital identity say about you? The right one can get you the job you are looking for. The wrong one can get you fired. Social networks have become an awesome avenue to share your creative side – photos, videos, blogs. They connect

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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Every time you sign up for a service – online or otherwise – you need to agree to their Terms and Conditions (T&C), also known as Terms of Service or Terms of Use. The T&C are a set of legally-binding conditions forming a contract that takes effect when you click “I Accept”. Additionally, some contain a disclaimer that these terms could

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The Girl with the Binary Tattoo

The Girl with the Binary Tattoo

I recently got a tattoo. A binary tattoo in fact, which is the origin of my company’s name. Before taking the leap, I thought about my tattoo. A lot. I thought about where it would go and what it would say. I wore temporary tattoos for a month trying to pinpoint the exact location where I wanted it. I thought about

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