Security 40 – Work Wants Their Computer Back

We got a question from a listener, who asked what to do before turning in a work computer that was allowed for personal use. Tom takes us through what is needed to wipe the computer without formatting the drive.

inThirty 151 – Right To Forget

While this topic has been covered, we have not covered it yet. We take our thirty minutes this week to talk about the EU law requiring search engines to remove search results in the “Right to Be Forgotten.”

Security 26 – Auditing

Did you ever look at your Google Account Dashboard? If you haven’t, you should. It gives you a wealth of knowledge of what you have done in the last month. The scary thing is, all the stuff, is in the hands of Google. We discuss whether this is a good thing or bad thing. We finish up of how to do a app audit on your own, and how to cancel apps that you don’t use.

Show Notes:
Google Account Dashboard

Security 26 – Privacy (In Schools)

In what turned out to be a really dry topic, we did our best to discuss what should be done about privacy. Chaim found an article about school privacy, and we discussed the best way schools or corporations should focus on implementing new technologies. In short, things need to be really vetted. You can’t sign up for something, or worse let your children sign up for something until you know for sure they have the best interest of the consumer in mind.

Show Notes:
HPPSA | How Should We Balance Technology and Student Privacy

Security 40 – Work Wants Their Computer Back

We got a question from a listener, who asked what to do before turning in a work computer that was allowed for personal use. Tom takes us through what is needed to wipe the computer without formatting the drive.

Security 08 -Privacy and Google Glass

A student of Chaim’s asked if I could answer some privacy related questions regarding glass. Of course we can, and of course we can ask Tom, another glass explorer, what he thinks. While not a security episode per see, we do talk about privacy and advocacy.

Show Notes:

1. The biggest concern regarding the Google Glasses is its privacy concern. Since you have the glasses are there any noticeable privacy issues which concern you?

2. Why do you think society is so paranoid about the Google Glass “creep factor” when there are devices out there that also do many of the same things?

3. There is also a lot of talk about Google being able to aggregate even more information on its users with the Glasses. What do you think about this?

4. If you could give a suggestion to Google, regarding fixing some of the privacy concerns with the Google Glasses, what would they be?

5. Do you think Google Glasses will ever become a widely adopted technology, just as smartphones are today? If so, why? And if not, what will it take for this to happen?

6. Businesses, such as bars, have already started to ban the Google Glasses. What do you think about this? Is it ok?

7. Lastly, after having the Google Glasses, would you recommend them to the general public to buy or is it not worth it?