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Advice on how to protect your privacy while protesting

privacy protection while protesting

Smartphones have served as a tool to help bring awareness of ongoing racial injustices happening every day in the U.S. and around the world. For example, the footage of the death of George Floyd sparked Black Lives Matter protests across the United States. However, in the age of surveillance, data from smartphones may also provide […]

Dutch passport cover helps prevent identity fraud. Could this be a global solution?

privacy passport cover

What do a telescope, CD, and WiFi all have in common? They are all Dutch inventions! The Dutch are known for their cool technology and innovation, and this identity protecting passport cover is no exception. Spy-Fy’s new passport cover is helping protect Dutch citizens from identity fraud due to passport copying. Let’s face it, your passport […]

5 iPhone privacy settings you should already be using

iphone privacy settings

100 million Americans are iPhone users according to Statista. iPhones have become an integral part of many of our lives, and hold all sorts of private information such as the places we’ve visited (both on and offline), our shopping history, our search history, our health data, who we’ve swiped right on, our text messages to […]

How to safely and anonymously browse the Internet

how to safely browse the internet

Most of us use the Internet every single day, whether for work or for fun. Knowing how to safely and anonymously browse the web is essential for protecting your personal privacy. Especially considering the privacy risks posed by unsafe browsing which could leave sensitive personal data compromised. There are a number of steps that can […]

Google Home & Your Privacy

google home privacy

When we need information, we Google it. When we have a question, we Google it. Google has often provided the answers to all our search queries, and with their smart speaker the Google Home (Nest), you can now ask Google all your questions with a simple “Okay Google”. Smart devices like Google Home and Alexa […]

What you need to know about RFID Payment Cards

rfid payment cards

Introduction With new innovations in credit card technology, it is becoming easier to make payments, while increasing transaction security at the same time. One such development in payment card industry is the use of Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID technology. With the help of this technology, users are able to make payments by putting their […]

Privacy and the Coronavirus. Why does it matter?

privacy coronavirus

In short this article:  Summarizes key points in the ongoing privacy discussion related to the coronavirus. Discusses the use of mobile applications in the fight against the coronavirus Explains why we shouldn’t just give up on privacy Emphasizes why “It’s not about you, it’s about us”. Reading time: 5 minutes “Many surveillance companies have a […]

Working from home safety tips

working from home safety tips

With many of us advised to work from home on our personal devices during the coronavirus outbreak, it is important for companies to address the privacy risks associated with remote work so that their employees can safely work from home. Concerns about employees working from home On 13 March, 2020 the US Department of Homeland […]

How to promote privacy awareness at your company

privacy awareness for companies

In the digital age we live in, privacy awareness has become increasingly relevant. Especially when a lack of privacy awareness can lead to vulnerabilities that may leave personal data or sensitive information at risk. For companies, encouraging privacy awareness among employees is paramount. In order to encourage privacy awareness at your organization, Spy-Fy suggests the […]

How to recognize email phishing scams

email phishing

Email Phishing for a Shark Last week Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran was in the news after her office fell victim to an email phishing scam. According to Forbes, Corcoran’s bookkeeper received an email with an invoice for real estate renovations. The scammers used the name of a real German company for the invoice. The only […]