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Spotify’s CEO Apologizes For Updated Privacy Policy

08/21/2015, Earlier today we brought you word that Spotify had updated its privacy policy. This might not really be that big of a deal, except that the way Spotify had worded it sounded like the company wanted to collect way more information on you than you would...

Spotify’s New Privacy Policy Is Upsetting Many Users [Updated]

08/21/2015, Update – Spotify’s CEO has since offered an apology and has promised to clarify the contents of the privacy policy. You know all those legalese that you usually click “Agree” without reading? Turns out Spotify has a new privacy policy in...

UK Wants Google To Remove Links To Stories About Removing Stories

08/21/2015, As you might be aware, Google in Europe is entertaining “right to be forgotten” requests, where basically if it meets the requirements, Google will remove links about a particular person from its search results in a bid to give them privacy. Sounds...

AT&T Launches Initiative To Teach People About Internet Security

08/20/2015, There are a lot of things that we shouldn’t do on the internet, like publicly post our personal information such as home address, phone number, social security number, and so on. There are also various settings on social media that protects your privacy...

EFF Introduces Browser Extension That Blocks Spying Ads

08/07/2015, In case you didn’t already know, there are many websites out there that track you and your behavior online. This isn’t so much about spying on you to see if you’re up to no good, but more about collecting data and statistics that can also be used...

How To Delete Google’s Search History

08/07/2015, Google keeps a record of all the searches you made using Google search. This helps in providing a better search experience (such as personalized search, auto-fill, etc…) and an accessible list of all your searches. It is handy, but it may also...

Your Smartphone Battery Could Be Used To Track You

08/05/2015, When we think about the ways we can be tracked, you might think of technology such as GPS, cookies, your IP address, geotagging, and more. However we’re pretty sure that not many of you guys have considered the possibility that your smartphone’s...

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...