Think Your Data Is Private Because You’re Not on Social Media? Think Again.

Just because you’re not on Facebook or Twitter doesn’t mean your data is safe from social media or their clever algorithms. In two different studies, researchers found evidence that your privacy is no longer in your hands, even if you abstain from social media. The studies, conducted at the University of Vermont and the University of […]

Do You Speak Emoji?

Emojis are now a part of our culture and are being used as a way to communicate everything from emotions to soliciting drugs. Marketers are going as far as to mine emojis in social media the same way they mine data; to determine the emotion behind a brand. Some speculate it will morph into a […]

Buying Drugs on Instagram: It’s easier than you think

Thought Instagram was for showing off selfies or sharing pics of your vacation in order to be the envy of your friends? Apparently not…it’s now become the ideal place to connect with drug dealers. The word “obvious” is an understatement for how these dealers operate. With usernames like “ihavedrugs4sale” and drug-riddled posts/pictures, these users eagerly […]

The Dark Web: What’s New?

Even if you haven’t heard of the term “dark web”, you can probably discern that it’s not a great place to be.  This anonymous, virtually untraceable area of the internet makes it ripe for illegal activity.  When you surf the internet, you’re just scratching the surface. “Only about 5% of the internet is actually indexed […]