U.S.-based enterprise technology leader and brand strategist, with a passion for helping global organizations crystallize their vision, gain alignment, and develop marketing communications programs that work. Expertise includes Adtech, AI, Fintech, SaaS, Security and Open Source Software. She holds a BA in Psychology and Organizational Development from Sonoma State University.

Big Tech in Big Trouble with New EU GDPR Laws

America prides itself on being innovative, industrious, and independent—all commendable attributes. Until, as with any polarity, they swing too far in the other direction. This appears to be the case when it comes to being slow on the uptake in regulating consumer privacy and data protection on the internet. Today’s commercial practices have grown over

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The Revealing Truth About The Poor Security Of IP Targeting

An Internet Protocol (IP) address is like a digital passport to the wonderful world of the web. Right now, this post is being written from this location on the internet: 2605:6000:e9c4:b700:304a:2f6c:23bc:3333. It’s not just a virtual address—it’s also tied to my specific physical geographical location. That is, unless I’m using a VPN. Can you figure

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A Chilling IoT Reality: Will My Refrigerator Be Hacked?

With the advancement of the ‘connected cloud’ the Internet of Things (IoT) has also taken flight. Not long ago, IoT was a futuristic glimmer in the eye of blue chip brands like GE and Viking. Manufacturers of refrigerators, toasters, microwaves, and printers would have had to store data locally on the device itself instead of

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Searching For Privacy: Is Google Its Own Worst Enemy?

On October 26, Google announced it would give more data security control back to its users, as they will now be able to review and delete their recent Search activity, as well as allowing them to learn more about Google Search works with their own data. In the coming weeks, these options will be available from

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What Happens When Drones Suddenly Challenge Security?

Not too long ago, devices powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) were considered a futuristic novelty—but these days, not so much. Our dear friend Alexa now comfortably resides in well over 30 million American homes, and we may soon see drones delivering groceries and other goods straight to our front doors. But this particular development has

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Attacks On Your Consumer Data Are The Worst Trick Of The Season

When it comes to our rights as consumers, constant data breaches put our privacy and our safety at risk, often without our knowing it. We are at the mercy of large corporations, government organizations, financial institutions, and healthcare providers. Each time we open an online account, enter our contact information and make a purchase we

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Hacking Your DNA: What You Need To Know About The Testing Dilemma

The fact that we can now unlock centuries of family health history and heritage through DNA testing is nothing short of a miracle. Who would have thought 100 years ago, much less 50 years ago, that we would be able to map diseases, solve crimes, or identify Fido’s unique combination of breeds through one simple

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Is Your Smart Device Spying on You?

Who are “they” anyway? This perennial question has been asked for decades—and now that we have reached the 21st century, the question has taken on new meaning. With the advent of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and mainstream consumer access, the new question is not if someone is listening, but who is listening and what are they

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This Is Why Your Internet Browser Is Actually A Gateway To Danger

The internet is a pretty interesting place, where we can conduct research, handle business, connect with people, and even save ourselves a trip to the grocery store. It can also be a place fraught with dangers lurking behind every pixel—because when we open a browser window, the gateway to all things digital and sparkly on

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