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  • G Suite Free is going away

    If you’re using the free edition of G Suite, this should not come as a surprise, but your days of free will soon be over. Make a plan now for what you will do when you get this email. Prior to December 6, 2012, Google offered a free edition of...

  • Law Enforcement Access to Chat Data

    A January 2021 FBI document outlines what types of data and metadata can be lawfully obtained by the FBI from messaging apps. Rolling Stone broke the story and it’s been written about elsewhere. I don’t see a lot of surprises in the document. Lots of apps leak all sorts of...

  • Knowledge of true truth can keep you out of trouble

    “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Mark Twain? (attribution uncertain)

  • Go to the source if you don't want remorse

    “Go to the source if you don’t want remorse” That will help you avoid scams where the scammer reaches out directly to you. It can also be applied to information you want to share online without verifying its veracity. For example, your bank calls you saying your account has been...

  • What data does Signal store about me?

    The short answer The short answer is: not much. Over time, Signal has received a few requests for data on their users from law enforcement. You can see their published list here. Their most recent one came from the FBI in October. According to Signal’s response to the subpoena, when...