Gift Guide: 9 security and privacy gifts to keep your friends and family safe

Gift Guide: 9 security and privacy gifts to keep your friends and family safe | Tech

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here.

For many of us, being home a lot more right now also means being online a lot more. It’s a great time to evaluate how you’re keeping your data safe — and to help others in your life do the same.

Whether it’s teaching them to use things like physical security keys or just convincing them to stop writing their passwords on sticky notes, there are LOTS of little ways to nudge your friends and family in a safer direction. We’ve put together an array of gift ideas that’ll help them keep things locked down without breaking the bank (and, if you’re the one they’d call to help clean up after a security incident, p...

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Podobné články | 20. 10. 2021 17:36:43 | Tech

Almost a million people in the UK were misled by calls or messages over the summer.

Source: | 20. 10. 2021 17:29:17 | Tech

A new streaming platform wants to be a destination for Black audiences around the world.

Source: | 20. 10. 2021 15:15:28 | Tech

The video games giant is attempting to repair its reputation following a series of lawsuits.

Source: | 20. 10. 2021 15:04:26 | Tech

Open up Google Translate or Apple’s Translate and your mobile device turns into your personal language interpreter.

Source: | 20. 10. 2021 14:17:19 | Tech

A drone pilot in Spain has received permission to try to rescue three emaciated dogs trapped by the volcanic eruption on the island of La Palma.

Source: | 20. 10. 2021 13:26:24 | Tech

The CMA says the social media giant, which also may be changing its name, deliberately broke rules.

Source: | 20. 10. 2021 11:09:30 | Tech

The District of Columbia case, which grew out of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, could expose the chief executive to financial and other penalties.

Source: | 20. 10. 2021 11:09:29 | Tech

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is using modern technology to stir appreciation for ancient artistry — including an Athenian potter’s transformative “discovery” of red.

Source: | 20. 10. 2021 10:31:43 | Tech

The Royal Mint plans to recycle gold and precious metals from old phones and laptops.

Source: | 20. 10. 2021 09:54:18 | Tech

Decode Genetics is researching how genetics shape our bodies, our minds and our personalities.

Source: | 20. 10. 2021 09:37:55 | Tech

About 1,800 Openreach customers are affected by the outage in North Devon.

Source: | 20. 10. 2021 09:32:29 | Tech

"Mini Psyches"—mysterious metal-rich near-earth asteroids—have been discovered. They could one day be mined.

Source: | 20. 10. 2021 09:32:26 | Tech

DOJ forced a company to pay millions in fines even though it complied with rules on sponsoring employment-based immigrants.

Source: | 20. 10. 2021 09:32:19 | Tech

Streaming service Deezer has broken a pledge made only months ago not to put up its prices.

Source: | 20. 10. 2021 08:00:27 | Tech

Video games giant Activision Blizzard has fired a number of employees following sexual harassment and discrimination allegations.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 22:05:37 | Tech

A long-awaited report from Brazil’s Senate concludes that Jair Bolsonaro purposely let the coronavirus kill Brazilians in a failed bid for herd immunity.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 20:24:12 | Tech

A long-awaited report from Brazil’s Senate concludes that Jair Bolsonaro purposely let the coronavirus kill Brazilians in a failed bid for herd immunity.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 20:04:41 | Tech

Start-up implosions don’t matter to most people. But the feelings of unfairness affect us all.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 19:14:43 | Tech

New AI features such as "magic" photo editing and on-device voice processing come with the new chip.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 18:40:11 | Tech

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been adapted for use in schools for teaching about the Vikings.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 18:36:22 | Tech

Reia DaCosta was told that having a child would kill her.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 17:25:58 | Tech

A group of 50 women sued MindGeek over a sex-trafficking operation by Girls Do Porn.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 17:11:34 | Tech

Biometric data is being used by some schools to allow pupils to make contactless lunch payments.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 13:39:03 | Tech

A mysterious group of hackers has been quietly breaking into the computer networks of telecommunications companies on a global scale, according to new security research.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 11:03:42 | Tech

They can make French fries, mix drinks and even clean toilets, and they never ask for a raise. But they also break down.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 11:03:41 | Tech

An animal rights group said the site had ignored efforts to get clear violations taken down. YouTube said it had removed hundreds of thousands.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:05:50 | Tech

Powell's blood cancer likely reduced the protection he received from Covid-19 vaccination.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:05:48 | Tech

Yuriy Blokhin founded Homecoming with the goal of partnering with psychedelic clinics, therapists, and retreats, to support clients before, between, and after their sessions.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:05:46 | Tech

If you don’t mind asking Siri a question every single time you listen to music, Apple’s got a new $5 per month way for you to access Apple Music’s 90 million songs: a new ‘Voice Plan.’

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:05:39 | Tech

They’ve been a long time coming but it looks like AirPods 3 are finally going to be announced this coming Monday.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:05:37 | Tech

Looking to buy a new MacBook Pro with the brand-new Apple M1 Pro or M1 Max chip? Bring some patience ...

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:05:30 | Tech

Wear these fishing nets on your face

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:05:29 | Tech

Embedded finance differs from Banking as a Service (BaaS) because it is offered through consumer-facing businesses which offer the access to financial services with their primary business.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:05:22 | Tech

Two new studies illustrate that how effect sizes are presented matters for how they are interpreted.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:05:21 | Tech

Gartner Research Vice President David Groombridge emphasized that just as 2020 and parts of 2021 found companies focused on survival, the future will focus on a return to the path toward growth, and the 12 tech trends that Gartner noted focus on that pathway.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:05:19 | Tech

The hashtag #RestInPeace was trending on Monday afternoon on Twitter after it was announced that Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state, died at 84 years of age from Covid-19 related complications

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:05:14 | Tech

More than 191 countries were represented, with an estimated 12 million people pitching in.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:05:07 | Tech

Study finds many executives still prefer their own gut for decisions.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:05:05 | Tech

Feared and revered, scientists are tagging great white sharks in the Atlantic in hopes to learn more about their movements and habits… before it’s too late.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:05:04 | Tech

As expected last week, Apple released the iOS 15.1 Release Candidate today, right after their new MacBook and AirPods 3 event.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:05:01 | Tech

Apple has launched its new MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 laptops, and they are eerily familiar.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:05:00 | Tech

At GITEX Technology Week Dubai, Avaya announced Experience Builders, a global ecosystem of experts, partners, and developers focused on building better customer and employee experiences with AI using the Avaya OneCloud platform.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:04:57 | Tech

Have you seen the seventh planet? This week's 'Hunter's Moon' brings a rare chance for you to easily find Uranus.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:04:56 | Tech

Over the last few years, it has become clear that Instagram has an algorithmic bias towards certain accounts. Marginalized groups such as LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC have repeatedly been vocal about seeing their reach shrink significantly under the current system.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:04:54 | Tech

Michael Carter-Williams is the Head of Metaverse Athletics for the 5D Metaverse project 'Wilder World'. The 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year is helping NBA players learn more about NFTs and is expanding his profile into being more than just an athlete.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:04:52 | Tech

CX leaders are 2.4 times more likely than laggards to view their service teams as competitive differentiators, not cost centers.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:04:51 | Tech

Vivo’s smartphones have come a long way since my visit to the company’s headquarters five years ago.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 10:04:49 | Tech

Classic British brand Ruark Audio has announced the first product in Made in England project to create a family of premium standalone audio systems.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 05:06:52 | Tech

Scientists have said that infrared light therapy could potentially help people living with dementia.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 02:45:47 | Tech

The new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips expand the firm's use of silicon it has designed.

Source: | 19. 10. 2021 01:31:07 | Tech

New materials are making body armour lighter but nanotechnology could provide a breakthrough.

Source: | 18. 10. 2021 17:17:42 | Tech

A bipartisan group told the company that they were considering referring their concerns to the Justice Department for a potential criminal inquiry.

Source: | 18. 10. 2021 14:44:59 | Tech

The firm responds to stories in the Wall Street Journal about its content moderation.

Source: | 18. 10. 2021 12:38:31 | Tech

Apple is set to announce new hardware today. The company is holding a (virtual) keynote at 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris). And you’ll be able to watch the event right here as the company is streaming it live.Rumor has it that the company is set to announce some new Macs. Over the past year, Apple has updated it ...

Source: | 18. 10. 2021 12:19:18 | Tech

To access the data of unsuspecting users, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could take advantage of a universal authentication process that is believed to be secure but may not actually be, cybersecurity experts warned, although encryption is still the preferred method of protecting digital data and Protection of computers - in some cases, the same ...

Source: | 18. 10. 2021 11:40:15 | Tech

Sensors in cars and on lampposts are used to spot erratic driving and locate dangerous hotspots.

Source: | 18. 10. 2021 01:26:04 | Tech

Firms are racing to bring flying taxis and the mini-airports they need into service.

Source: | 17. 10. 2021 21:40:38 | Tech

Warning: The following contains SPOILERS for Supergirl season 6, episode 15, "Hope For Tomorrow."The Supergirl season 6 episode "Hope For Tomorrow" enhanced the story of the Superman movie Superman 4: The Quest For Peace in every respect. The final movie to star Christopher Reeve as Kal-El of Krypton, Superman 4 is widely considered to be the worst ...

Source: | 17. 10. 2021 21:40:36 | Tech

Sony’s upcoming Sinister Six movie should take some inspiration from Spider-Man: No Way Home and introduce a new version of Miles Morales. Sony has had plans for a Sinister Six film since The Amazing Spider-Man film franchise was in progress. The second film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, ended with a clear setup for the villain team, with the Gre ...

Source: | 17. 10. 2021 21:40:35 | Tech

Katey Sagal played one of the most important characters in Sons of Anarchy, but what has she done since the show came to an end? In 2008, Kurt Sutter took the audience to a small town in California to meet a motorcycle club and all the drama in their daily lives in the TV series Sons of Anarchy. The series premiered on FX in 2008 and lived on for a ...