5 ways to keep your data safe right now | ideas.ted.com

There isn’t much that we can do to stop hackers from stealing the data we entrust to companies. However, there are some easy things we can all do to significantly reduce the harm from such breaches. TED Fellow Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist at the ACLU, explains.

Andy Yen | ideas.ted.com

Computer scientist and founder of encrypted email service, ProtonMail, Andy Yen argues that privacy is a fundamental right that should not be squandered in the name of security.

Think back: Before Yo, before the cloud, before ubiquitous mobile connectivity, you first interacted with the Internet in your desktop browser. Sir Tim Berners-Lee and others who built the first database of linked information that later became the web haven’t stopped thinking about those early days, and how we can defend the open culture the […]

What can be guessed about you from your online behavior? Two computer privacy experts — economist Alessandro Acquisti and computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck — on how little we know about how much others know.

It’s as easy as 123456 to make an unforgettable password. Here’s why I would prefer not to.


All eyes on the Federal Communications Commission, as it unveils its “Open Internet” proposal. So-called net neutrality is a complicated topic involving regulation, politicking and jargon, so we called on technology writer and observer Clay Shirky to share his take on what’s going on.

Ok, maybe it won’t. Current winner is Upworthy, a site that has soared to Internet domination in quick smart time. We talked to founder Eli Pariser about his socially-oriented mission, why he thinks it’s so important to pay attention to issues of control in the Internet-dominated era — and how he’d really like to get his hands on Facebook’s sharing algorithm.