Staying secure—both online and off
Gmail rolled out confidential mode.Think self-destructing messages like Snapchat. You can set an expiration date for your messages, impose a password, or revoke access. Also, recipients won’t be able to forward, copy, print, or download the email. Not sure about screenshots.
There may be some people out there who would want to steal your mobile identity.Imagine what would happen if someone could convince your telco to switch your number to a sim card they own — and then diverting all of your two-factor authentications their way? Or if they were to reset your passwords? This is real. And this is what you can do about it.
In the Philippines, gunmen killed Manuel Lacsamana.He was a contributor to the local monthly The Media Messenger and chairperson of the Central Luzon Media Association press group.
I’m still shocked by the killing of Shujaat Bukhari, the founder of the English-language newspaper Rising Kashmir.Bukhari was a middle-ground advocate for peace in Kashmir — until he was gunned down in Srinagar last week. The police still haven’t found any leads. “The killing of Bukhari teaches us that one who truly stands for peace pays the price of getting 15 bullets in his head and abdomen.”
Reporters Without Borders is telling journalists in China to shut their iCloud accounts.This follows Apple’s plans to outsource its iCloud operations in China to a firm connected to the government. Your iCloud account contains critical details like contacts, photos, files, email, and passwords, so you see why RSF is raising the alarm. February 28 is the deadline — that’s when Apple makes the switch. Don’t put yourself or your sources at risk.
Meet the journalist who started a newsroom in Myanmar to cover Buddhist extremism.Min Min and his team at Root Investigative Agency are putting their lives at risk to explain what's happening in Rakhine state.
The fighting is over in Marawi but there are still lingering questions over how the Philippine military interacts with journalists.Newsrooms and the Philippine military need to agree on guidelines for covering conflicts, including an embed procedure.
Google is working on some AI tech that tells you if someone else is looking at your phone.“Gaze detection” works by enabling your camera to catch spying eyes, and then warning you about it. You just need to be ok with your camera watching you all the time. Yeah, exactly.
Newspapers in northeast India have been running blank editorial pages to protest the murder of a journalist.It was the third prominent killing of a media professional since September.
Hostile environment training is key for journalists covering conflict. So why do newsrooms ignore it?"They may not even understand what the issue is and how it’s relevant to them."
ProtonMail launched an encrypted contacts manager so you can keep your sources safe.There’s also a digital signature that makes it hard for anyone to tamper with or edit your contacts’ details.
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