Are Online Transcription Services Safe and Private?

by Matthew Hughes Transcription was once a manual, tedious process. Doctors, journalists, and a swath of assorted professionals would record their notes and conversations on scratchy Dictaphone tape, and then sit down in front of their computers to type them up. Fast-forward to 2020, and there are a variety of services you can use to […]

. . but it is possible to break free.

Q. What does Google know about me? answered by Gabriel Weinberg, I run a search engine (Duck Duck Go). You may know that Google is tracking you, but most people don’t realize the extent of it. Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to dramatically reduce Google’s tracking. But first, what exactly are they […]

A Change of Pace: Phone Companies Hit With Big Bill

FCC Proposes Fines on Major Phone Companies by Neal Freyman Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed fines on the U.S.’ biggest phone companies for allegedly playing hot potato with user data. The fines total more than $200 million and hit T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. The FCC accuses these companies of not taking “reasonable […]

China Behind Equifax Hack

U.S. charges four Chinese military hackers in 2017 Equifax breach WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Reuters) – The United States has charged four Chinese military hackers in the 2017 breach of the Equifax credit reporting agency that affected nearly 150 million American citizens, Attorney General William Barr said Monday. “This was one of the largest data breaches […]

Lykke Review 2020

FX Empire Editorial Board Launched in 2015, Lykke is a new breed of cryptocurrency exchange that is based in Switzerland. The exchange was the brainchild of Richard Olsen, the co-founder of the leading online forex broker OANDA. Its head office is located at 2 Baarerstrasse, 6300 Zug, Switzerland. Lykke offers its users the ability to […]

Google Maps Turns 15

Google Maps Turns 15 With New Icon and New Features by Alex Hickey Tomorrow night Google Maps will celebrate 15 years of helping roadtrippers find their way to the nearest public bathroom. Google is marking the occasion with a fresh new icon and fancy features, including: Prime in-app real estate for your saved locations (more […]

Is Using Public Wi-Fi Still Dangerous?

It’s 2020. Is Using Public Wi-Fi Still Dangerous? by Chris Hoffman You’ve probably heard that public Wi-Fi is dangerous. Advice about avoiding it is almost as widespread as public Wi-Fi itself. Some of this advice is outdated, and public Wi-Fi is safer than it used to be. But there are still risks. Is Public Wi-Fi […]

The Picture Bezos Won’t Post on His Insta

Amazon Faces Protests, Investigations in India by Neal Freyman If you follow Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on social media, you know he’s spending a few days in India. At a company event in New Delhi yesterday, he revealed a $1 billion investment to digitize the country’s small and medium-sized businesses. More than 550,000 sellers use […]