Protecting Your Privacy in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with many benefits and technological advances that users are quickly taking advantage of. This free and easy-to-use upgrade to the Windows operating system features the return of the Start menu and allows users to multitask like they’ve never been able to before. Window 10 also comes integrated with its own personal assistant… Read more »

Tech Startup Creates Unique Data Security App for Schools

Passwords that are truly secure – the kind that contain long strings of letters, numbers and symbols that are difficult for robots to guess – are effective, but not always so easy to remember. For children in elementary school, remembering a secure password can be downright impossible. With more and more classrooms employing educational software… Read more »

Amazon Reverses Decision, Allows Encryption on Fire Tablets

With Apple engaged in an ongoing standoff with the FBI over iPhone security, data encryption has been a hot topic of discussion and debate in recent weeks. Meanwhile, while apple has been fighting to defend strong data encryption, another tech giant made a curious move that seemed to undermine data security instead. Back in September,… Read more »

IRS Notifies 685,000 More People About Security Breach

In May of last year, the IRS announced that criminals had gained access to private taxpayer data through the Get Transcript application on the agency’s website. This application was originally launched in January 2014 to allow taxpayers to view and download their tax transcripts online. In the 2015 filing season, roughly 23 million transcripts were… Read more »

Microsoft Pledges $1 Billion in Cloud Services to Nonprofits

Cloud computing services offer businesses a host of opportunities to make their operations more efficient and effective. In recent years, cloud services have become far more affordable than they were in the past, but many organizations still lack access to these potentially transformative technologies. Soon, however, roughly 70,000 nonprofit organizations will be able to use… Read more »

Cloud Computing More Widespread and Affordable Than Ever

A decade ago, cloud computing capabilities were still largely limited to large established corporations like Amazon.com. Consumer cloud storage services were expensive and users were often rightfully wary about security hazards and data privacy. Then, around 2009, a number of tech giants such as Google and Microsoft started releasing secure, reliable, user-friendly cloud computing apps… Read more »

FCC Concerned About Sluggish Broadband Deployment in 2016

Back in 1996, when the Internet was still in its infancy, a massive telecommunications act was signed into law which required the FCC to ensure that broadband is deployed to Americans in a “reasonable and timely fashion.” If they find that it is not, it’s up to them to “take immediate action” to correct the… Read more »

National Security Advisors Debate Encryption Protocols

Data encryption and security is already shaping up to be a hot topic of discussion among lawmakers in 2016. In the most recent Democratic debate, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raised some eyebrows when she suggested that Federal agencies should collaborate with private companies to develop a way to crack any type of commercial encryption. Meanwhile… Read more »