Stories by Jeff Fox

Jeff Fox is a former deputy editor of Consumer Reports and a software author. His blog,, covers online privacy and security from a consumer perspective. subscribe to Jeff Fox's feed

Posted on: Nov 29, 2016, Source: State of the Net

Feeling helpless? This might help.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Tea partying New Jersey congressman uses his faith as a cover for bigotry.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2016, Source: State of the Net

The Newark Star-Ledger called him an unskilled, unscrupulous liar.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2015, Source: State of the Net

A new kind of surveillance that gets very little attention.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2015, Source: State of the Net

How many professional journalists are still left at Consumer Reports?

Posted on: Mar 10, 2015, Source: State of the Net

The advertising industry is blatantly ignoring the will of the American public.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2014, Source:

Large corporations, like AT&T, FedEx, The New York Times and Macy’s have laid bare user information.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2014, Source:

Forget what password checkers say; you need to do much more than to mix letters and numbers for security.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2014, Source:

How a little bird made me the target of hundreds of email scam artists.