Number of posts: 4

Search-proof your devices when traveling

Over-eager airport security has recently taken to making travelers unlock their phones and tables for examination. This is both unforgivably invasive and trivially easy to defeat. Here's how to protect your data on your iPhone or iPad when traveling. Simplest: disable Touch ID Enable a six-digit passcode on your device.…

privacy, technology, travel

Purge your Yahoo account

There are about 1.5 billion reasons to want to cancel your Yahoo account. Don't do that! According to Yahoo's account deletion page, they "may allow other users to sign up for and use your current Yahoo! ID and profile names after your account has been deleted": This is a…

yahoo, security, privacy

Migrating off Evernote

In late 2016, Evernote updated their privacy policy to explicitly grant their employees the right to view your personal information. In their own words: And please note that you cannot opt out of employees looking at your content for other reasons stated in our Privacy Policy (under the section, "Does…

evernote, privacy, synology, devonthink

I Guess I Do Really Hate Shopping At Wal Mart

Jen and I were in Kansas City for a convention when Jen decided to exchange some newborn-size diapers for a larger size. Unfortunately, we'd left the receipt at home (because we don't make a habit of carrying around receipts for every bit of baby gear we take with us) and…

privacy, wal-mart