Securing sensitive data from access by others, and safeguarding it from loss of damage, is common. Solutions range from encrypted images to specialist external disks.
What to do, when you can, before taking or sending your Mac in for service or repair. What about FileVault? And Activation Lock?
Don’t just throw it in a box and send it off: what happens if its internal storage is replaced or wiped? What about protecting sensitive files? Does a T2 chip make this difficult?
If privacy is a fundamental human right, should we also have access to the private data held on our Macs? Tim Cook’s 4 principles are starting points for debate, and Apple needs to discuss more than to dictate.
Do you use Lynda.com or LinkedIn? Have your personal data been breached? You might like to check, and reconsider your use of their services.
There can surely be no greater shame to any custodian of personal details that most of them have been stolen, and that it has taken around three years to discover and admit to that theft.
How hard-won freedoms are being taken away by lies, stealth, and guile. A warning to other democracies.
When you keep documents in iCloud, are they backed up in Time Machine, searched in Spotlight, and kept securely?
The EU is changing to new data protection regulations in 2018. How might Brexit complicate that? Roadmaps provided.
Coupled with FileVault’s whole disk encryption, this can stop others from accessing your data. But there are disadvantages too.