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Hushme Is A Gadget That Keeps Your Real-Life Conversations Private

03/16/2017, You’ve seen movies and TV shows where a spy or someone who doesn’t want to be overheard can deploy some kind of gadget. It seems that fiction is about to become reality, thanks to a device called Hushme which is a voice mask designed for mobile...

Google’s Allo Can Reveal Your Search History To Your Friends

03/15/2017, The things we search for sometimes can be a bit embarrassing, especially if they might be medical related that we don’t want others to know about. Thankfully for the most part, our searches are pretty private, but that’s a memo that Google’s Allo...

Apple Hires Jailbreak Expert To Improve iPhone’s Security

03/14/2017, As you might have heard, a recent Wikileaks report has revealed that for years, the CIA has kept a list of security vulnerabilities and exploits that were related to smartphones across multiple platforms, Apple’s iOS included. Now Apple claims to have...

Germany Bans Children’s Doll Over Privacy Concerns

02/20/2017, Back in the day the toys we would play with as kids were all pretty much offline. We had dolls, action figures, board games, playsets, and so on, and all of them did not require an internet connection to play with. These days things are different as toys...

US Border Agents Could Soon Start Asking For Social Media Passwords

02/08/2017, Last year it was reported that visitors coming into the US might have to provide border agents with their social media information. The general idea is that they want to see what kind of things you’ve been posting, and whether or not you might pose a...

Vizio Settles With The FTC Over TV Tracking Issues

02/08/2017, When you’re watching your TV shows, when you flip channels, and so on, those are important pieces of data that companies can use to identify your watching habits, which in turn allows marketers to create ads that can target you better. Obviously this...

China Has Made Using Unauthorized VPNs Illegal

01/23/2017, There are a good number of reasons why people use VPNs. Whether it be to mask their location or to access content that is blocked locally either due to local censorship laws or due copyright/availability, there are many reasons why people choose to use...

Your ‘Peace Sign’ Selfies Could Lead To Identity Theft

01/11/2017, You know those peace signs that people love to flash when taking selfies or taking photos? Turns out it probably isn’t a good idea to do so because it seems that thanks to the improvement in camera quality these days, a simple peace sign is more than...

Google Fixes Pixel Camera Security Flaw

01/02/2017, If you have been using the Google Pixel phones, you might not have been aware but there has been a recently discovered security and privacy flaw. Basically the front-facing camera on the phone has a serial number that is different for every device, which...

Lie-Detecting Kiosks Could Be Deployed At Airports In The Future

12/29/2016, When you visit a foreign country, typically what happens at immigration is that they’ll ask you for your purpose of visit, whether it be for business or pleasure, whether or not you’ve been arrested before, whether or not your bags contain illegal...

Police Seeking Access To Amazon Echo Data In Murder Case

12/27/2016, The Amazon Echo is a device that listens out for voice commands from its users, which means that it is essentially a treasure trove of information that we reckon all kinds of people or organizations could exploit, whether it be for snooping or for...