As I wrote about last week, I deleted my Facebook profile on Monday. That date, April 23rd, marked fourteen years I had been on the platform. Guess what? I lasted two whole days before I reactivated it. (Cue Nelson Muntz and his famous “Ha ha!”)
About a month ago, the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke. I found out about it via the linked Guardian article, which I read while at a dinner with friends. I couldn’t put down my phone, and barely touched my wine for the first twenty minutes of the dinner, as friends began to tease me for being antisocial.
The following is an excerpt from a book I’m working on about cybersecurity. It’s a short passage on password managers, and what they do. You really should be using a password manager.
My degree in grad school was in computer science, but my focus was cybersecurity. I’m going to try to give out some tips on how to be safer online.
Edward Snowden captured America’s attention this past month. The media followed him for most of June in a DiCaprian journey from Hawaii to Moscow. Live Muppet Julian Assange joined the fray as well, turning the NSA leak into the story of the summer. Putin wanted to stick a finger in our eye, hoping to then uncross his long enough for a photo op.