Mozilla takes swipe at Chrome with ‘Track THIS’ project

Mozilla this week touted Firefox’s anti-ad tracking talents by urging users of other browsers to load 100 tabs to trick those trackers into offering goods and services suitable for someone in the 1%, an end-times devotee and other archetypes. [ Related: Get serious about privacy with the Epic, Brave and …

Microsoft beefs up OneDrive security

Microsoft today announced changes to its OneDrive storage service that will let consumers protect some or even all of their cloud-stored documents with an additional layer of security. The new feature – dubbed OneDrive Personal Vault – was trumpeted as a special protected partition of OneDrive where users could lock …

Fake and copycat apps abound on the Google Play Store

The Android community promises to keep things safe and secure for all consumers. That is a nice promise but it’s not that easy. The Android developers have been working to improve on security. There have been enhancements but the team still needs to check on many things. Rolling out monthly …

WWDC: Has Apple closed the door on non-Mac App Store apps?

Ever since Apple introduced the Mac App Store developers have warned it plans to close off its platform, so news the company will insist on App Notarization in macOC Catalina set those critics off again. The thing is, it’s a little more complicated. What is Apple doing? Yes, Apple is …

The case against knee-jerk installation of Windows patches

Heresy. Yes, I know. Any way you slice it, from my point of view anyway, Windows Automatic Update is for chumps. Just like the “users must be forced to change their passwords frequently” argument that’s no longer au courant, the “users must get patched immediately” argument is based on old, …