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Open End-to-End Encrypted Messaging

Messaging Leapfrogged Email Email drew everyday users to the internet, because it was simple and fast … ask a question and get a quick answer.  While email remains popular (281 billion emails sent in 2018 growing by 5% per year[1]), messaging is winning … for the same reason.  Domo reported[2] that mobile users send 15,220,700 text messages every minute, which […]

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Technology & Innovation

Lessons Learned During my Internship at Anonyome Labs

This summer I had the opportunity to do a four-month internship at Anonyome Labs and worked as a Development Intern on the Android team. Throughout my time at Anonyome Labs, I experienced many different aspects of a tech company. As I reflect on my internship, I wanted to share some of the key things I […]

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Technology & Innovation

Self-Sovereign Identities

by Paul Ashley and Steve McCown Anonyome Labs is a privacy focused company. We build mobile applications and a partner platform that enable users to share the identity details they choose while keeping the rest private. This allows users to interact offline and online in a way that is more safe, secure, and private.  Most users […]

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Technology & Innovation

Returnship: Path to Employment that Worked Perfectly for me

I started my career full of ambition and drive. I worked for an amazing up-and-coming company. I had a ton of opportunities to branch out and try new things. I diverged from my original career path and started testing software. The company was growing, as was my career. My first child fit right into my […]

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Technology & Innovation

Variety is the Spice of Life

Variety is the spice of life and Anonyome Labs has it in spades! My role at Anonyome Labs is QA Automation Engineer. I am responsible for the architecture, design, and implementation of the UI automated test framework and testing tools. If that sounds dull and boring, the Python , ReactiveX Swift on iOS, ReactiveX Kotlin […]

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Quality through Experiences: Android vs iOS

Experience drives us to be better versions of ourselves. We don’t know what we like or don’t like without having the experience of trying new things, re-experiencing old things, and loving/hating the experience of current things. This can be as simple as traveling to a new country and experiencing the culture, the history, the food. […]

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Privacy & Security

Privacy & Security

Assessing Anonyome’s handling of MySudo user data using the Transparent Data Use Dial

One of the great things about the privacy and cyber security space is how it brings together a diverse group of people who share similar goals. Recently, I participated in a workshop led by the University of Queensland on information resilience, where I had the opportunity to meet interesting academics from UQ’s Institute of Social Science […]

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Privacy & Security

Why Is Cybersecurity Important for Small Businesses?

Technology is a key element of modern business performance and productivity. However, the necessity for strategic cybersecurity is growing in order to combat the alarming trend of breaches.

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Privacy & Security

How to Create a Strong and Secure Password

Using a single password across your digital life is not only not advised, it’s unsafe. Imagine using “Password1” as your password to login to Netflix and your mobile banking account. You share your Netflix password with a friend or your kids, who writes it on a piece of paper that gets intercepted by a stranger […]

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Privacy & Security

The Top Consumer Security Concerns This Year

The one constant in the world of information technology is change. This is also true when applied to the threats to the security of consumer’s devices and data. Despite changes into the bad actors’ techniques, what has not changed are the bad actors’ high-level goals: Steal and misuse victims’ personal information; Intimidate and extort resources […]

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Privacy & Security

DEF CON 27 – Recap

August 8-11 saw the 27th installment of the DEF CON , the largest and arguably the world’s best hacker conference. DEF CON brings together an eclectic community of professionals and enthusiasts across hacking, security, privacy and anything in that neighborhood. DEF CON is temporally and geographically located right near BlackHat and BSides Las Vegas for […]

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Privacy & Security

Is This Website Safe? How to Check a Website’s Security: Part 2

Many website owners want to provide their users with a secure browsing experience but aren’t sure where to start. For those who are concerned that website security could be a lot of work, we’ve listed out some simple steps that can help you easily secure a website. 1. Use a Password Manager Use a password […]

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Product

Assessing Anonyome’s handling of MySudo user data using the Transparent Data Use Dial

One of the great things about the privacy and cyber security space is how it brings together a diverse group of people who share similar goals. Recently, I participated in a workshop led by the University of Queensland on information resilience, where I had the opportunity to meet interesting academics from UQ’s Institute of Social Science […]

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Product

Company-Wide Ownership Leads to Better Products

In software development, the reality is that there so many things that can go wrong. One example is a high-priority defect being discovered right before a build needs to be shipped. This puts developers and testers in a stressful situation where working extra hours might be the only option. Obviously, this isn’t a good thing, […]

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Product

Privacy from a Product Manager perspective

How to deliver great mobile products and safeguard your customers data The Problem Have you ever had an ad show up in an app you’re using just seconds after searching for that item online? This experience creates uneasiness for users, but by using that app, the user is also agreeing to their terms of service […]

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Product

Quality through Experiences: Android vs iOS

Experience drives us to be better versions of ourselves. We don’t know what we like or don’t like without having the experience of trying new things, re-experiencing old things, and loving/hating the experience of current things. This can be as simple as traveling to a new country and experiencing the culture, the history, the food. […]

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Product

Transforming Psychological Safety on an Agile Team

Retrospectives in agile can make me grumpy. Sometimes, we just complain about things. Sometimes, we end up arguing about how something isn’t actually a problem, thus avoiding the “how do we improve this” conversation. Sometimes, we jump in with solutions before we understand the full extent of the problem. Thus, retros can very easily leave […]

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All Eyes on Quality

If you build apps, you probably spend time thinking about your App Store rating. It may even keep you up at night. So, what does it take to get your app to a rating you’re happy with so you can sleep? At Anonyome Labs, our entire organization put forth effort to get our App Store […]

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News

Why the Anxiety around Australian Assistance and Access Act?

There has been a growing anxiety around a new piece of legislation working its way through the Australian parliament. The official name is the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 (TOLA Act). At a high level the act is about giving security agencies in Australia selected access to encrypted communications. It is creating a […]

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Upcoming California Privacy Act Triggers National Dialogue

As the number of data breaches continues to rise, so does the number of new cons. One of the newest pieces of legislation to come into effect is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Many of you may have read the headlines about impending CCPA legislation but may not be familiar with what the act actually […]

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