Face Recognition: Who’s Watching & Why? [Infographic]

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I love Sci-Fi and find dystopian stories to be far more fascinating.  As a Christian, I believe that mankind is inherently evil, so it only makes sense to me that futuristic societies would be anything but utopian. In the infographic, below, we take a closer look at face recognition, something that is often used in Sci-Fi and has been something of a concern of mine with the development of Google Glass. Here's a closer look at the high-points: ... Continue Reading

Cloudflare — Now with Added SSL!

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Recently I posted about how generally wonderful Cloudflare is and how it can help to make your site more speedy. Well, Cloudflare is now offering something pretty AMAZING for free and it could help make the site much more secure. ... Continue Reading

CloudFlare – Make your Website more Zippy!

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As we recently posted, having a faster website for your church, ministry or non-profit leads to more conversions (and helps Google like it more!). Getting good hosting is a great start; and it's worth spending time making sure your images (and other assets) are small as can be. However, there's also another very simple (and free!) way to help make your site faster, more secure, and can save you lots of bandwidth on your existing hosting account. ... Continue Reading

Monitor Anything with Manything

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[Note: This app is currently only available for iOS devices.] This awesome free app can turn your iOS device into a monitoring camera! I love some of these apps that are being developed to use old iPhones, iPads and iPods to extend functionality. Manything an be used for multiple things—the most obvious being used as a security camera. It features live streaming, motion activated alerts and free cloud video recording. You can even monitor and watch on the go. ... Continue Reading

The Computer Virus Catalog

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This illustrated guide to the worst viruses in computer history, the Computer Virus Catalog, is curious and creative. Did you know that the “Cookie Monster” virus was first computer virus in history? (That didn't take long!) “Created in the late '60s, Cookie Monster is the world's first computer virus. After infection, Cookie Monster freezes all system activity and demands cookies. Don't sweat it. You simply unlock your computer again by typing the word 'cookie'” If only all computer viruses ... Continue Reading

They Don’t Know Your Password [Video]

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In this introduction video to password hashing, you'll learn how YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google and other online account services don't know what your password is. In fact, if you dig around in a WordPress database, you will see that it is impossible to decipher any username's password. It all has to do with password hashing. Here's Tom Scott to explain: ... Continue Reading

Can You Trust the Web for Online Donations? [Infographic]

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Mobile online giving is important, but can we trust the Internet for online donations? The infographic below highlights the Internet's recent security and privacy failures and states that “75% of people already have or will have their data compromised in their lifetime.” That's a pretty scary statistic (however accurate it is) if you rely on the web to keep your data safe; but in the end, keeping your data safe has far more to do with you and me than it does companies and applications that ... Continue Reading

The Growing Problem of Cyber Crime [Infographic]

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I think cyber crime is one of those things that you never thing is going to happen to you — especially if you're a geek — but these statistics tell us otherwise. In fact, mobile devices are the most at risk connected device with only 50% of users using basic security precautions. Social media is a huge target, too: ... Continue Reading

2014: The Year of Encryption [Infographic]

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With the news surrounding NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, this past year our techie eyes have been opened to the realities of who can read our data. Do you use Dropbox or any other cloud services? Is your data secure? That's what everyone is wondering now that the LOL cats are out of the bag. Is your churches data secure? ... Continue Reading

Who Is Protecting Your Data in 2014? [Infographic]

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I suppose the distinction should be made that this list is not about who is keeping your data private, but who is protecting your data from government requests. While Google scores all six starts, we all know they “read your mail” so-to-speak. For good or bad, that's what happens. This report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation rates everyone from Adobe to Yahoo! and rates the following categories on a pass/fail scale: ... Continue Reading