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Dr. BA, InfoSec | Privacy Technologist | Mostly write about technology, cyber security, & privacy | alexyswrites.com

I’m happiest in sweatpants

My dog Latty and I at Jemez Falls, New Mexico 2019.
My dog Latty and I at Jemez Falls, New Mexico 2019.
My dog Latty and I at Jemez Falls, New Mexico 2019.


Cybersecurity

A lesson executives can learn from SolarWinds’ response to its hack

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A Quick Review of the Recent SolarWinds Hack


Data Privacy

Exploring your privacy risks after Google acquires Fitbit

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A dumpter with a quote that reads “I though you were special…I though you should know…”
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Why is Google’s acquisition of Fitbit concerning?


BLUE INSIGHTS MAGAZINE: ISSUE 001 — JAN 2021 — STARLIGHT’S GLOW

New found treasure


Smarthome Privacy

When in doubt, avoid opt-out.

A broken manniquin lays on a sidewalk.
A broken manniquin lays on a sidewalk.
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Amazon Sidewalk is turned on by default


The Future of Privacy

Exploring privacy in a circular economy

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A girl standing in front of a gray wall painted with a large black circle
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Experts advocate for a circular economy


Cultural Prompt: “Learning to tame your grays between the dark and the fake…”

A poem

Sunlight shines on a pink flower.
Sunlight shines on a pink flower.
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Living with a Chronic Disease

Some days I don’t want to be in my body

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Privacy by Design

A PIA creates a plan to operationalize Privacy by Design

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A woman holds art in front of her face. The art is four squares of varying blue shades.
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What is a Privacy Impact Assessment?


A valuable lesson I learned from my dissertation chair

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