Security Affairs reports that Signal's desktop application puts the message decryption key on your computer's disk in plain text. This is a strangely negligent practice for an organization which is so widely praised for its security practices.

If you haven't yet downloaded the information Apple has collected about you, I highly recommend doing so. It turns out that in my case, they had harvested even less data about me than I'd thought they would.

Things We Don't Do: Remember You Forever

It isn't always immediately obvious what a tech company might be doing with your data. Because LinkLocker is designed to appeal to exactly the sort of people who might be uncomfortable with dumping their information into a black box and simply hoping for the best, we want to be as open as possible about what happens to the data you put into your LinkLocker account. To that end, we're publishing this series of articles tagged "Things We Don't Do," in which I discuss many of the Web's questionable practices and explain why we do not engage in those practices. In this post, I'd like to talk about the fact that LinkLocker does not hold onto your data in perpetuity. When you ask us to forget something, that's exactly what we do.

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Anomali Labs reports that 35 million voter records have been found for sale on a Dark Web marketplace. The data include both personal information and voting histories. Possible outcomes include identity theft and large-scale electoral fraud.

A café in Rhode Island is bringing the info economy to the offline world. Patrons pay for their coffee with personal info, which the café sells to marketers. Why do we want free coffee badly enough that we feel OK about creepy ads in our faces around the clock?

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