Trip Elix

Trip Elix

Many are not surprised by the revelations that Facebook violated anyone’s trust. You may not be on the system, or even have an account, but it attempts to track everyone. Web tracking is an older phenomenon and I am sorry if I did not bring it to your attention sooner. Over the last couple of …

It Wasn’t Your Gullibility Your Data Is Being Stolen.Read More »

By Trip Elix Too often this is the case. Viruses and malware are everywhere. Worse today encryption and ransomware threats are running rapidly on the internet. All of these infections either destroy or turn your most important pictures and tax files into things less useless than runny scrambled eggs. Shut down the computer. Don’t answer …

Your Device is infected now what?Read More »

A warning to advocates and targeting individual actions Our democracy has dissent at its core.  Those that advocate opinions that are at odds to the status quo are essential to our way of life. Civil rights, gun rights, tax policy, pollution, global warming, abortion rights and gay rights, just to name a few, all have advocates. …

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Recently I had a conversation with someone I know very well. He is very passionate about one of the political subjects facing our country. While many of us have turned away from traditional media and to the internet for news, there is something else you should realize that is going on around us. I tried …

Censorship just not the way you recognize it.Read More »

By Trip Elix One of the glaring problems within our society is the lack of free and easy access to criminal records. Our government courts are the creator of the majority of records used in the criminal background process.  There is not a reliable open central national database of criminal records.  This allows criminals to …

Gun background checks and criminal recordsRead More »

Who is responsible for Phishing By Trip Elix One of the misspellings of the URL to a small market newspaper website can have dire consequences. It like so many others are all over the internet. The activity is called Phishing and has many forms resulting in a monetary loss. Phishing is the activity of tricking the …

Who is responsible for PhishingRead More »

All around you data collection exists. You don’t even need to have a cell phone or use a computer. Credit card merchants and credit reporting companies sell your buying habits to anyone. Your local grocery store and drug stores track your purchases through loyalty programs. Data brokers buy information and sell it openly to criminals …

Data thieves some call them data brokersRead More »

By Trip Elix The active myth within society is that information is being collected just for marketing. It may completely come to a surprise to you to understand that seemingly benevolent companies are actively spying on the American public. While it is true that some of the information gathered is used in marketing, a more …

Who Is Spying On You and WhyRead More »

Data brokers and your Child’s information by Trip Elix The high school graduation classes of 2015 denoted a very special group of students. It is not a secret that data is collected on millions of Americans. In the era of big data, this class represents the first class to be tracked completely though the high …

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