AmberMac Archive: security

The Feed: Sudo Safety, More Musical.ly, and Beddit Sleep Tracking

Steve Shillingford joins us to chat about his new app Sudo, which puts safety and privacy back in your hands thanks to on-demand phones numbers and email addresses. Plus, @Brittlestar is back to talk about Musical.ly and why your pre-teens and teens can’t get enough of growing community. We… Read More

How to Protect Your Devices from IoT Threats (Twitter Chat)

Don’t miss my Twitter Chat on Saturday, January 7th starting at 6pm ET / 3pm PT with Liron Segev (@Liron_Segev), Enobong Etteh (@BooredatWork), and Bitdefender (@BitdefenderBOX) from CES 2017. Follow the hashtag #IoTSecurity2017 and keep an eye on my Twitter account (@AmberMac) to take part –… Read More

CES 2017: Battling Smart Home Hackers

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, a massive trade show the size of 43-football fields, is celebrating its 50th year.  Last year, CES had its largest attendance ever, with more than 170,000 visitors and industry professionals, many of whom are back again this year… Read More

Protect Your Kids with KidsWifi

Parents know that it’s tough to manage where your child is going online but thanks to a new product called Kids Wifi, things can be a little easier! The KidsWifi device lets you manage internet access from a simple dashboard (see my video below to check it out) where you can control the following… Read More

Netatmo Smart Home Products

Smart home technology is a great gift for the holidays for people on your list who want the hottest new tech. If you’re planning to buy a smart home product, consider something that is easy to set up and easy to manage. Some of my favorite picks are devices that… Read More

Beware of Fake Retail Apps

There are more than two million apps in the iTunes App Store and discovering the most helpful of these is difficult enough without the latest news reveal a surge in fake retail apps. As The New York Times reveals in a recent article, “The counterfeiters have masqueraded as… Read More

Media Coverage of “Outsmarting Your Kids Online”

New review from New York Parenting – see Print section below! Thank you to all our media friends for your interest in our new “Outsmarting Your Kids Online” book. Below you’ll find where our “Safety Handbook for Overwhelmed Parents” has been featured (we’ll be updating regularly) and don’t forget to check… Read More

Live Streaming: Truths, Consequences, Opportunities

When Periscope first launched in 2015, there were numerous news headlines warning users (and those in their lens’ way) about the dangers of live streaming.  As Motherboard explained in its March 26th post that year, “When you’re live streaming, you give away more than you likely would in… Read More

Amber Mac at Halifax Central Library

I went to King’s College for my Bachelor of Journalism degree and my brother lives in Halifax, so I’m super happy to be heading back to Halifax from 6:30-8pm on Tuesday, July 12th to speak about Outsmarting Your Kids Online! Catch me (for free) at the beautiful Halifax Central Library… RSVP… Read More