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Hillary Clinton Speaks Up About Mobile Encryption

11/20/2015, Recently Senator John McCain spoke up out encryption in which he basically said that the government should outlaw encryption that they are unable to break. It seems that McCain isn’t alone in his opinion as Hillary Clinton has expressed her thoughts on...

John McCain Wants To Outlaw Encryption The Government Can’t Crack

11/19/2015, Encryption is important because it helps protect data from being read by unauthorized third-parties. Even if we’re not necessarily conducting secretive business deals, the everyday user would no doubt love it if their privacy were protected and that...

Belgian Courts Tells Facebook To Stop Tracking Visitors To Its Site

11/10/2015, No one likes being tracked, and worst of all is when websites track you without even telling you. Of course it’s probably not as nefarious as you think. Sometimes tracking is so that websites can learn more about you and maybe help serve up ads that are...

FCC Not Forcing Websites To Enforce “Do Not Track”

11/08/2015, Everyone values their privacy, that’s for sure, which is why there are features such as “Do Not Track” built into browsers. This basically supposedly prevents websites from being able to track your activities, a great feature if you’d rather not...

New UK Law Could Force Tech Companies To Hand Over Encryption Keys

11/03/2015, Love or hate Apple, if there is one thing that the company is doing right that most would agree on, is that they are giving its users the keys to the device’s encryption. This is what other companies such as Google have done as well, where basically...

Your Google Search URLs Might Not Be Very Private

10/29/2015, We’re sure on more than one occasion you have copied and pasted a Google search URL. Maybe you are working with friends or colleagues on a project and you’re just copying and pasting some research you’ve found. Seems pretty innocent and...

BlackBerry Explains How The Priv Makes Android More Secure

10/20/2015, When it comes to smartphone security, there is a reason why governments and companies around the world still choose BlackBerry. However with BlackBerry turning to Android with the BlackBerry Priv, the question is can they still maintain their security...

HP & 3M To Build Privacy Screens Into Laptops

10/15/2015, If you’re a business person conducting business on the go, chances are you rely on mobile computing hardware like smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Given that you would be out and about in public, like in the train, at a cafe, or on a plane, you...

US Government Will No Longer Push For User’s Encrypted Data

10/11/2015, Last year Google and Apple (and other companies) made some changes to the way encryption was handled. Instead of Google and Apple holding the keys to the encryption, they gave the keys to their customers. What this meant is that law enforcement agencies...

15 Million T-Mobile Customers Affected By Experian Hack

10/01/2015, If you are a T-Mobile customers, we have some bad news for you. One of the carrier’s partners, Experian, has recently had its servers hacked and in turn, T-Mobile’s customer data has been breached. It has been estimated that because of the hack, about...

Microsoft Responds To Windows 10 Privacy Concerns

09/29/2015, When Microsoft released Windows 10, there were some concerns about privacy. This is thanks to an extremely long document which basically sounded like Microsoft had the right to pick and choose what kind of data they wanted to collect on you. Safe to say...

Another Facebook Privacy Hoax Is Making Its Rounds

09/29/2015, We’re sure many of you guys have received emails or messages in the past informing you that if you don’t share the message with X number of people, the service you’re using will shut down.  In fact back in 2012, a similar hoax made its rounds on...

Smartphone Passwords Are Protected By The Fifth Amendment

09/25/2015, In TV shows and in movies, sometimes you see characters exercise their Fifth Amendment rights, which basically means that they won’t say or do anything that incriminates themselves. Now with technology being so advanced, has the law caught up with it?...