A small company has recently bought up a bunch of mobile phone add-ons and browser plugins, and apparently decided to start snooping on its customers. The apps have been downloaded by over 11 million people and appear to be keeping track of every single web site you visit. In another story, a plugin that is supposed to help you pin things on Pinterest is actually injecting code into web pages. While this appears to be just a coding accident, these two stories should be a wake-up call. I’ll tell you what you can do about it.

In other news, Facebook, Google and others are helping you take your data to competing services, 23andMe is sharing your DNA with Big Pharma, a nasty new Bluetooth bug has been found, and Chrome is now marking many more websites as “insecure”. Tune in and I’ll explain how this all affects you!

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Carey Parker began programming computers in middle school when personal computers were just starting to become popular. For years, these twin interests percolated until he attended Purdue University and he learned you could get paid to do this stuff – it was called Electrical Engineering! After obtaining a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in EE, Carey wrote software for multiple companies, large and small. In recent years, particularly after the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, he became deeply concerned about computer security and privacy. In 2014, he combined his passion for computers, cybersecurity and fantasy novels with the long-time desire to write the book: Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons.