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Privacy, Not Illegality

There are some people who believe that if they’re doing nothing “wrong” or “illegal” that there’s no harm in companies collecting their data.

I’m not one of those people.

Instead, I’m one of those people who believe that privacy is a foundational, human right, especially if we’re doing nothing “wrong”…


A Guide to Getting Paid for Your Virtual Classes, Workshops, Art, Performances, and More.

Chapter 1: A Tale of Two Careers

For decades, I’ve led a strange but successful dual-career in both technology and the Arts. It’s not always been easy and I sometimes get a bit of creative whiplash, but I wouldn’t change my journey for anyone.

In my tech career, I was a “Senior Systems Administrator”. That fancy term…


The Right Reasons to Purchase the Right Gear

The Background

As my readers know, when it comes to my digital life, I tend to focus on matters of security and privacy. I purchase and investigate products and services, take notes, and learn what does (and doesn’t) work best for my technology needs. …


Tools to Reclaim Time in Our Digital Lives

What The New Year Brings Is…

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how much time I spend online and on all of my devices. As it’s many, many hours each day, I’ve been seeking ways — for years now — to help reduce the time I need to be on any of my devices.


How Apple is Profiteering & How to Avoid Their Marketing Lies

Many of you either know or have determined that I’m a longtime Apple fan. I use their software and hardware almost exclusively and have since I’ve been 11 years old. That was that age when my folks bought us an Apple II+ computer, forever changing my life. I got so…


Why NO ONE Should Be Surprised by This Week’s Events

A Steaming Bag of Shit

Longtime readers of mine — both here and on my Substack newsletter — know that I’m a vocal critic of Facebook.

I’ve been consistent in my warnings about Facebook in particular because they aren’t an ethical, kind, or trustworthy corporation. …


Looking Under the Hood of How a VPN works

What Is A Virtual Private Network?!

When it comes to online privacy and security, few subjects are more important (or confusing) than Virtual Private Networks or VPNs. To better understand the technology, let’s begin with a simple definition:

A virtual private network (or VPN) is a tool — comprised of hardware and software — which allows…


The Corporate Shock & Aww….

Well, that was fast…

In my previous Medium piece, I explained the controversial features of Apple’s upcoming iOS 15. I detailed the three which have deeply alarmed security and privacy experts. In that piece, I stressed repeatedly that time would tell on how some of…


Has The Famed Company Abandoned Privacy?

Published initially on Tech Talk

This story now has updates which you can read here.

The Shit Hits The Fan

Well, this is a pickle…

Apple, Inc. — the iconic company that’s made customer privacy the centerpiece of its marketing and PR — has been harpooned by privacy and security advocates regarding new features that…


I've been a technology writer here on Medium for a long, long time. And, I've followed Tim for a long, long time.

As of today, I'm no longer following Tim because his "advice" has become repeatedly and extremely corrupted.

When a writer's ethics and morals become subservient to his driving profit, it's time to look for other mentors.

Thanks for the memories, Tim.

But goodbye and good riddance.

David Koff

David is a writer who focuses on technology, privacy, and security. Sign up for his easy-to-read and informative newsletter here: https://techtalk.substack.com

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