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Secure.me monitors your privacy and reputation

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...

Voodoo Carrier IQ app scans your phone for Carrier IQ presence

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...

Amazon Silk Web Browser raises privacy concerns

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...

Verizon makes changes to its privacy policy

10/13/2011, For Verizon customers: just in case you haven’t noticed or haven’t bothered to pay attention, the carrier has recently made a significant change to its privacy policy for mobile users this week. Its privacy policy now mentions that in order to...

Foursquare to protect the location of your home

09/20/2011, One of the things that people love doing with Foursquare is checking in when they’re at home – most of the time it ensures that they’ll at least be a mayor in one location on the map. However, it’s not always a good idea to do so,...

RingShuffle: Say goodbye to stalkers

09/14/2011, How many times have you given out your number only to wish that you haven’t? It could be to a sales person at the mall, a guy/girl you’ve met at the bar while drunk, or a friend’s friend who later turned out to be weird. It could be any of those...

HTC explains reasons behind CIQ data collection

09/02/2011, The other day we reported that two HTC devices – the Sensation and EVO 3D – were reported to have a system app called CIQ which seems to be collecting data regarding the apps you use, how long you use it for, etc. At that time it was suspected...

Your HTC Sensation and EVO 3D may be watching your every move

09/01/2011, Worried about your privacy? If you are, perhaps you may want to hold off from updating your HTC Sensation and EVO 3D to the latest Gingerbread OTA. Why? It appears that a commonly used Sense system app called CIQ added a new feature in the OTA which...

Flickr Geofencing protects your privacy

08/31/2011, While geotagging your photographs is a great way for you to organize your photo collection and to let people know where you’ve been, it can also be a massive give away of your privacy. In case you’re not sure, geotagging is the act of tagging your...

Apple patent suggests privacy glasses

08/26/2011, Don’t you just hate it when you’re sending an email or text message on your phone, or just surfing the web, and the person sitting next to you can’t help but keep peering over your shoulder? Some of you guys out there may not care, but for others...

Facebook improves sharing and privacy options

08/23/2011, After receiving a lot of flak over its image recognition service for photo tagging and the recent competition from Google+, it looks like Facebook is making some changes to the way people can share their posts, photos, and tags. Users will soon be given...