Crowdsourced Threat Radar As a tech consultant supporting a large user community, I’m frequently contacted when people experience things that are out of the ordinary. So, I’m regularly made aware of phone scams, fake antivirus programs, imposter tech support pop-up ads, and malicious email campaigns. It’s like a crowdsourced human radar system for early detection… Continue reading Email Extortion Scam: A blackmailer has your password and claims to have a video of you.
There’s an unfortunate ongoing problem in our mostly unregulated free marketplace whereby a vendor promises something to a customer, but in the sales contract there’s a disclaimer stating that the company can change the agreement at any time without notice to the customer. In other words, the customer is agreeing to a binding agreement that… Continue reading Buyer Beware: Purchase Contracts Changing Without Notice – Kia Motors Canada
Introduction Like the increasing severity of floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters, it seems that there are increasingly severe global incidents of large-scale abuse, misuse, and poor handling of consumer data by tech companies, social media companies, and financial sector companies. Apple CEO Tim Cook has been a very vocal critic of such incidents, noting… Continue reading Apple Refuses to Show Their Transparency Statement (Not an April Fools’ Joke)