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Facebook Improves Privacy For Its ‘Nearby Friends’ Feature

12/23/2016, Facebook has this feature called “Nearby Friends”, which if you have enabled will allow your friends to see if they are near you, and vice versa. In fact it is almost downright creepy because it would even pinpoint where exactly they are on the map....

US Immigration Will Now Ask Visitors For Social Media Information

12/22/2016, Our social media posts can sometimes say a lot about who we are. It can reveal our preferences for food, for clothing, our political leanings, religion, and more. Essentially it can be a treasure trove of information about a person, and sometimes more...

Thief Steals Phone, Becomes Unwitting Star Of A Documentary

12/19/2016, When someone steals your smartphone, it’s not just the lost of property and the monetary loss that comes with having to replace it with a new one. It’s also the fact that the thief potentially has a pretty damn good look at your life, the places...

Evernote’s CEO Responds To Controversial New Privacy Policy

12/15/2016, By now you might have heard about a new controversial privacy policy that Evernote plans on introducing next year. Basically it says that to help with the progress of machine learning, sometimes employees are required to step in, which means that these...

Evernote’s New Privacy Policy Lets Employees Read Your Notes

12/14/2016, Evernote is a great place to store your notes, photos, and memos as it syncs in the cloud and basically applies it across multiple devices at the same time that has Evernote installed. So far the app has quite a few fans, but unfortunately the...

Twitter Blocks Law Enforcement’s Access To Monitoring Tool

12/12/2016, On social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, the use of #hashtags is to create searchable posts. For example hashtagging “#BlackLivesMatter” allows users to create a group of posts that share the same tag, making it easier for...

Facebook Halts WhatsApp Data Sharing In Europe

11/17/2016, Back in August, Facebook announced that WhatsApp will soon start to share their data with the social network. Users were given the option to opt out of this, and you might have seen this reminder being shared across your social network and in messages....

India To Buy Cellebrite’s iPhone Hacking Technology

11/04/2016, You might recall that earlier this year after a bit of back and forth between Apple and the US government, another company had to be brought into unlock the iPhone that Apple had refused to. The company in question is Israel-based company Cellebrite who...

Sweden Bans Camera Drone Flights

10/23/2016, Over in the US, as long as your drone is registered and you’re not flying over someone’s private property or restricted airspace, you should be legally within your rights to operate your device. However over in Sweden, a recent ruling could have...

Opera Max Will Now Block Ad Trackers On Your Phone

10/07/2016, Ad trackers are an unfortunate reality, but we guess that’s the price that we have to pay for using the internet. Now if you particularly hate ad trackers, you might be interested to learn that Opera has recently issued an update to its Opera Max app...

New York Wants To Implement Facial Recognition Technology

10/07/2016, We’re sure you’ve all seen the movies where individuals are picked out from a crowd thanks to the use of facial recognition technology, and this is how the bad guys are usually caught. Over in New York, governor Andrew Cuomo wants that to become a...

WhatsApp Now says They Will Comply With India’s Court Order

09/30/2016, Yesterday we reported that apparently WhatsApp said that they has no plans on complying with India’s high courts regarding the deleting of user data that they would be sharing with Facebook. Turns out there was some miscommunication because WhatsApp has...