02/04/2014, How does a remote kill switch for your car sound to you? Pretty good actually when you first think about it – should someone make an attempt to steal your ride, you can just shut off the engine, locate your vehicle via GPS and retrieve it safe and sound. In fact, in services such as OnStar, a kill switch is one of the options that you can own for the […]
12/09/2013, There has been a lot of concern lately over our government spying on us and considering the amount of technology that we own these days, not to mention how much of it is online, it would also seem like this would be too easy for anyone to listen if they had the correct tools. To that extent it seems that several big tech companies have bandied together and decided that […]
06/17/2013, Since the attention on citizens privacy has been heightened by the noise surrounding the PRISM surveillance program that is said to involve giant Internet companies (which they deny) and the U.S government, it is interesting to know that facial photos collected by states to fight driver license forgery now number 120 million and are routinely used in the context of police investigations. The Washington post published a story on this […]
06/04/2013, SONTE launched a Kickstarter project for its customizable windows frosting treatment.
02/25/2013, Samsung has just announced KNOX, a security solution for its Android smartphones that provides a secure container that completely separates data from work and life, giving the user complete control over his/her “private” data, while letting its company manage the “work” aspect remotely if they want to. KNOX (name inspired by Fort Knox) is part of Samsung’s SAFE (SAmsung For Enterprise) initiative that has been steadily gaining momentum, propelled by […]
12/19/2012, New times require new rules. That is why the Federal Trade Commission is updating its decade-old rule surrounding children’s online privacy. This time, the FTC wants to include social networks and smartphone apps. The report comes after a complaint was made by the Center for Digital Democracy to ban Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob Diner Dash from Apple’s App Store for collecting email addresses from its very young players.
09/28/2012, A queer practice in a number of organizations cause quite a hue and cry on the web recently. It was that numerous organizations were demanding from prospective employees to provide their social media passwords. This was apparently done to get a ‘better idea’ of the persons before the company could decide to hire them. The rather unfortunate part is that it was found that the practice was also prevalent in […]
09/11/2012, If you don’t know someone on Facebook, it is probably not a good idea to add them up. It is worst still if you add up unknown people and keep a lot of personal data on your profile. In many cases, it can lead to very adverse consequences. It has now been found out that Taliban are making use of Facebook to connect up with military personnel deployed in Afghanistan. […]
12/06/2011, Secure.me is a free web service that aims at monitoring your privacy and reputation in Facebook. Although most of us have not had a Facebook horror story to share, we have probably heard quite a few. Whether it is to monitor one’s reputation, or protect kids from bullies or predators, it can be very challenging to detect and take action early enough… before the damage is done. Once a Facebook […]
12/02/2011, For those of you who have been following the tech news, you’re probably aware of a the drama and controversy surrounding a certain company by the name of Carrier IQ. Now if reading all that news has gotten you a little paranoid as to what sort of hidden software might be installed on your phone, an app for Android called Voodoo Carrier IQ is available for download from the Android […]
10/14/2011, We’ve previously mentioned that Amazon’s Silk Web Browser isn’t exactly new technology – Opera has been doing it for years now. While the latter company has gone about its business without raising any concerns, it looks like Amazon isn’t faring too well in this department. In case you need a refresher, Amazon’s Silk Web Browser is a web browser for its upcoming Kindle Fire tablet, that lets users surf the […]