How to get your phone to say ‘I’m on Skype’ without using a headset

I use my phone to record my Skype conversations.Now I need to convince Skype to change its default voice recognition algorithm to something more human-like.The Skype default voice mode is “native,” which means it will mimic human speech.That means you can use your phone as a normal voice recorder.You can also record yourself saying things […]

Federal agencies have more data on us than ever, but how to protect yourself

What we know about the federal government’s massive surveillance database.article TechRadars sister site The Register has a great rundown on the latest data on data collection and analysis by the NSA.The report also provides a brief overview of the data the agency collects on the internet, but it has little to do with encryption or […]

How to get the hottest TV shows and movies on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Video for free

What is streaming video?A streaming service or device that can stream videos directly to your television screen.It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to see your favorite shows and films, but it could be a way to watch them in the comfort of your own home.Here’s how you can get the shows and other movies you […]

Why do I need a security clearance to work on encryption?

On March 12, 2017, the United States’ Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would require new applicants for security clearances to complete a series of security training courses and pass a background check.The OPM’s proposed rule would also mandate that applicants pass a “risk assessment” to assess their […]

How do I control the data that gets in my inbox?

A new survey from the nonprofit advocacy group Center for Responsive Politics suggests the majority of Americans have no idea what data is in their email inboxes, and most do not even know how to configure them.“Americans are very frustrated by the lack of data security,” says the report, released today.“They’re just not aware that […]