Android surpasses Windows as the OS used to access the Internet most frequently

Research firm Statcounter reports Android has surpassed Windows as the OS used to access the Internet the most frequently. This month, Android users accounted for 37.93 percent of Statcounter network activity, followed closely behind by Microsoft users with 37.91 percent. Statcounter also reports Apple users access the Internet through mobile (iOS) than desktop program (OSX),…

HOBI weekly blog recap 3/27-3/31

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog from the week of 3/27-3/31. Study finds 40 percent of used devices available for resale contain personally identifiable information Last week, the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) published results from a large-scale study analyzing personally identifiable information (PII) found in publicly resold electronics. The study found…

Study finds 40 percent of used devices available for resale contain personally identifiable information

Last week, the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) published results from a large-scale study analyzing personally identifiable information (PII) found in publicly resold electronics. The study found 40 percent of the tested devices contained PII. NAID commissioned CPR Tools, Inc. to test used tablets, hard drives and mobile phones for PII. This is the…

Congress votes to repeal FCC broadband privacy regulations

Tuesday, Congress voted to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband privacy regulations. The FCC’s broadband regulations require Internet Service Providers (ISP) to ask users’ permission before collecting and selling personal information. Those in favor of the reversal argued the FCC’s protocol clashed with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) consumer privacy framework. The opponents also…