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Opera’s VPN Browser Is Now Available To Everyone

09/20/2016, One of the benefits of using a VPN, apart from trying to skate around geofenced content, is to protect your privacy. There are plenty of VPN services out there, some of which are free, and some of which require users to pay a subscription. Now it looks...

Woman Sues Parents For Posting Childhood Photos On Facebook

09/15/2016, It has been suggested in the past that parents should not be so eager to share photos of their babies and young children on social media. There are a variety of reasons for this, such as privacy, protecting your children from predators, preventing your...

FBI Director Wants You To Cover Up Your Webcam

09/15/2016, Would it be ironic that the man who lambasted Apple and Google’s encryption efforts and for trying to set a precedent by asking Apple to unlock an iPhone, is giving the public advice on how to protect their privacy? That’s pretty much what FBI...

Cuban Government Reportedly Filtering Certain Text Messages

09/07/2016, Companies like WhatsApp pride themselves on having end-to-end encryption, meaning that even if messages were to be intercepted, the person intercepting them won’t be able to decrypt them and read them. This means that if you’re worried about your...

German Minister Wants Facial Recognition Systems At Airports

08/22/2016, We’re sure you guys have seen movies like Mission Impossible or Bourne where the government keeps tabs on its citizens through surveillance cameras, which not only records the movements of people, but can also recognize faces like that of persons of...

Researchers Have Found A Way To Hack Monitors To Spy On You

08/07/2016, The other day we reported that researchers had found that certain brands of wireless keyboards were vulnerable to hacking, which meant that a hacker could effectively hack the keyboard and spy on you in terms of what you’re typing and sending. Turns out...

Your Battery Status Could Be Used To Track You Online

08/03/2016, There are many different ways that can be used to track someone online, but have you ever considered battery status as a way to track someone online? If you haven’t, don’t worry as you’re not alone as we’re sure that many have probably not even...

SwiftKey Bug Accidentally Leaks Its Users’ Personal Information

07/29/2016, One of the key features that SwiftKey has going for it would be its text prediction, which for the most part does a pretty decent job. However it seems that recently some users have discovered that SwiftKey has been offering text predictions that are...

Your Deleted WhatsApp Chats Aren’t Completely Deleted

07/29/2016, Thinking that deleting your WhatsApp chat is good enough to erase it from existence? Maybe if you’re trying to hide a conversation from someone not so tech savvy, we guess maybe it could work, but for those who are more skilled, like law enforcement...

Using A VPN In United Arab Emirates Could Land You In Jail

07/28/2016, There are many people out there who use VPNs not for nefarious reasons, but for simple and innocent reasons, like maybe to access websites that are being blocked by the government, or accessing content that might be geo-restricted, and so on. However it...

Privacy-Focused Blackphone Isn’t Doing As Well As Expected

07/07/2016, Privacy these days are a huge deal and as we have seen in the past, changes companies make to privacy policies, even the slightest rewording, can cause a huge uproar. This has since led to companies like Silent Circle who have created handsets like the...

Man Attacks Google’s HQ, Claims They Were Tracking Him

07/05/2016, It goes without saying that in today’s connected age that privacy has become increasingly important. This is because a quick search on Google can pull up information on yourself that you did not think was out there. Let’s not forget that today’s...