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LSW posted a topic in CybersecurityThis journalist got it in his head to do everything he can to avoid using any top 5 hardware, software or service for 1 month. Learn why and how it went for him. Cybersecurity includes privacy as well. The top 5 industry leaders are that way mostly by questionable actions, tracking, selling your data, forcing you to use their services and many more dirty little tricks. We help millionaires and their corporations get richer while giving up our privacy for convenience. So, article 1 is why he decided to do this and article 2 what he did and the final results he found. 2 is definitely and interesting read, but it is LONG. You may choose to scroll through to just sections you are interested in. So I ask you, do you think you could give up the top 5 services etc.? 1. Why I'm Quitting Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple for a Month https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mbxndq/one-month-without-big-five-microsoft-google-facebook-apple-amazon 2. How I Quit Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ev3qw7/how-to-quit-apple-microsoft-google-facebook-amazon
LSW posted a topic in CybersecurityApple Releases Multiple Security Updates https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2018/12/05/Apple-Releases-Multiple-Security-Updates This covers the gamut of devices so be sure to keep your eyes open for any updates to Apple devices you own or use. If you follow the article links is some cases it will be patches for administrators etc., but be aware of patches/updates to your personal devices and services. iCloud for Windows 7.9 Safari 12.0.2 iTunes 12.9.2 for Windows macOS Mojave 10.14.2, Security Update 2018-003 High Sierra, Security Update 2018-006 Sierra tvOS 12.1.1 iOS 12.1.1
To begin with you should have a look at this article to understand what kind of data is being processed and that even if it does not use you name it can be traced to you. Once you understand the issue/threat, the follow up article used for the title will show you how to help protect yourself with the primary phone types. They do state that the article is based on the US, but do not make the mistake of thinking that whatever country you live in, you are safe.: Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/12/10/business/location-data-privacy-apps.html How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/technology/prevent-location-data-sharing.html
Please bare with me as I figure out how best to handle the articles for easy viewing. As for now, I am closing this Topic in order to create replies that deal with each possible subject and will just edit that topic with new articles as I get them. If you have an article you feel should be added, just let me know.