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Google To Remove Personal Medical Records From Search

06/26/2017, For the longest time ever, Google had adopted a laissez faire approach when it came to policing the web and search results, but as Google started to grow and become the default search engine for many, governments and various agencies have started to...

Safari For macOS High Sierra To Get New Features

06/12/2017, If you’re a macOS user, you probably know that Safari is your default browser, but at the same time there are other options out there such as Google Chrome. However if you ever needed a reason to come back to Safari, then perhaps the update to Safari in...

Apple Distributors Arrested In China For Selling iPhone User Data

06/08/2017, Have you ever wondered how sometimes telemarketers, spammers, and hackers get ahold of your personal information? Sometimes these can come from hacks of customer databases, malware, or in the case of China, it seems that your personal data could have been...

NSA Halts The Collection Of The Emails Of Americans

04/29/2017, It doesn’t matter if the emails you send are banal or innocent in nature, the fact that the NSA can collect your emails and read them without the need for a warrant has rubbed many people the wrong way, especially American citizens who basically felt...

Google Seeing An Increase In Government Data Requests

04/24/2017, Thanks to the leaked documents uploaded onto the internet by former CIA contractor Edward Snowden, the way we look at privacy has forever been changed. What was shocking was how governments have been spying on its citizens, which in turn has led tech...

Bose Responds To Privacy Class-Action Lawsuit

04/21/2017, Recently it was reported that a class-action lawsuit had been filed against Bose. The lawsuit alleged that with the Bose companion smartphone app, its wireless headphones was capable of spying on users and could record data such as what songs you’ve...

Lawsuit Alleges That Bose Headphones Can Spy On Its Users

04/19/2017, We have heard about how hackers could potentially hijack the cameras and microphones on our smart TVs, home CCTV cameras, or on our laptops and use our own devices to spy on us, but have you ever considered that your headphones could also potentially be...

Ad Blockers Could Make It Easier For Advertisers To Track You

04/16/2017, Ad blockers are great if all you’re looking to do is reduce website loading times and to cut out annoying ads from websites. However if you’re using ad blockers hoping that it will protect your privacy and from being tracked by advertisers, it might...

Researchers Working To Get AI To Cooperate On Surveillance

04/12/2017, We’re sure you’ve seen in the movies where upon locking in onto the face of a subject, they can be tracked through an entire city as various cameras placed around the city can somehow be on the lookout for that person and keep them in view. In real...

Company In Sweden Embeds Microchips Into Its Employees

04/05/2017, Embedding chips under your skin isn’t new and we’ve seen it done for medical purposes, or on animals for tracking, studying, and scientific purposes, however over in Sweden a startup by the name of Epicenter has started to embed microchips into its...

US ISPs Reassure That They Will Not Sell Your Browsing Data

04/01/2017, Several days ago, the House of Representatives in the US passed a resolution in which it overturned an FCC rule during the Obama administration that protected customers’ privacy, where if a US internet service provider (ISP) wanted to sell a...

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...