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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...

What is Tor & How to Use It Properly

06/28/2016, The Internet is not always a secure place for exchanging information. There are prying eyes on you ranging from Governments, local Internet Service Providers (ISP), or even hackers out there trying to get a piece of your information. Although current...

Apple Introduces ‘Differential Privacy’ In iOS 10

06/24/2016, In the past, Apple has been very firm about not collecting data from its users, but now that data is required from users in order to help facilitate AI and make it smarter and more aware about its users, Apple wants its customers to know that this is...

US Intelligence To Develop Real-Time Behavior Monitoring Software

06/09/2016, Security cameras are useful if you have someone trained to study them and be able to pick out actions and movements that might be suspicious. Of course this isn’t efficient as people do get tired and lazy and might sometimes miss crucial moments, so...

Facebook Denies Allegations That They Are Listening In On You

06/05/2016, These days people are more concerned about their privacy, as they should rightfully be, which is why it is understandable that there was recently a huge cause for concern when there were allegations that Facebook was using your smartphone’s microphone...

FBI Building AI To Track Tattoos To Identify Criminals

06/02/2016, It is no secret that there are still many out there who associate tattoos with criminals. After all there are many good examples of how certain gangs use tattoos to identify their members, or like how certain tattoo designs are meant to symbolize acts of...