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Google Rejects France’s Request To Delist Links Globally

07/31/2015, As you might have heard, Google in Europe agreed that they would entertain requests for the right to be forgotten, basically giving internet users a chance to have information about themselves delisted on Google’s search pages. However as expected, this...

Man Shoots Down Drone Flying Over His House

07/29/2015, Say you caught someone staring into your house through your window. Naturally this invasion of privacy will not sit well with you, so we can only imagine that must be what William Meredith felt when he spotted a drone flying over his house last weekend,...

UK Campaign Calls For Childrens’ “Right To Be Forgotten”

07/28/2015, ldWe were all young once, and thankfully for some of us, our young and stupid mistakes were made in a time when there was no internet, no social media, and when the world was a lot less connected than today. Nowadays saying the wrong thing online can...

New York Prosecutors Can Now Request For Facebook User Data

07/22/2015, If you’re living in New York and privacy is a huge concern for you, you might have to prepare yourself because according to a recent court ruling, it has been ruled that Facebook must comply with authorities and hand over user data on 381 users,...

Trackbuster, First User Friendly Software to Block Email Trackers

07/09/2015, Today, email is still the killer app, although no one now think about talking about it on panels as they often do for social media. With the multiplication of cyber attacks on large corporations such as Sony, LinkedIn, Dropox or more recently,  on the...

Japanese Court Orders Google To Scrub Records On Man’s Arrest

07/03/2015, Over in Europe, Google has agreed that users had the right to be forgotten, meaning that users could submit requests to Google to have any information on them that comes up in search results erased. Of course it should be pointed out that this only...

iOS 9 Will Prevent Other Apps From Seeing What’s Been Installed

06/24/2015, Earlier this month, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook blasted other companies (such as Google and Facebook) for monetizing the supposed private data of its users. He was quoted then as saying, “They’re gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying...

Bing To Start Encrypting Search Traffic By Default

06/15/2015, While most of the time our searches tend to be rather innocuous in nature, sometimes you just don’t want people to know what you’re searching for, and if features like incognito mode weren’t enough, Microsoft might have the solution for you. The...

South Korea’s Smart Sheriff App Is A Mandatory Install For Kids

06/14/2015, Given that there are monitoring tools for the computer, it makes sense that there would be monitoring tools for smartphones as well, especially in today’s day and age where kids have access to mobile devices, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise...

US Navy Wants To Buy Your Software’s Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

06/14/2015, There are plenty of software engineers and hackers out there whose job is to search for a software’s security loopholes, flaws, and zero-day vulnerabilities to patch them before they are discovered and exploited by hackers. Google themselves have such...

Latest BBM Beta For iOS Introduces Private Chat Feature

06/12/2015, It seems that BlackBerry’s BBM messaging platform has been placing a lot of emphasis on privacy. According to the latest BBM Beta for iOS, it looks like the company has added a new feature in the form of Private Chat. As the name implies, this allows...

French Privacy Watchdog Wants Google To Delist Links Globally

06/12/2015, In a ruling made last year by the EU, Google was ordered to entertain “right to be forgotten” requests which basically scrubs links related to a person/organization from Google’s own search results. According to the recent numbers, Google has...

South Korea To Track Smartphones To Help Prevent An Outbreak

06/08/2015, South Korea is currently afflicted by the MERS virus which has to date claimed six lives. There are 87 who have been infected and there are about 2,300 people in the country who have since been quarantined. Whether or not these 2,300 people have the...

Study: Users Willing But Not Happy At Sharing Personal Data

06/04/2015, When we sign up for online services and apps, sometimes we need to provide it with personal data like our names, email addresses, phone numbers, credit card information, addresses, and so on. While these companies promise to protect your data, recent...