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Tenants Forced To ‘Friend’ Their Building’s Facebook Page

05/30/2016, Sometimes your apartment might have its own Facebook page. The reason for this? Maybe the building’s management wants to use the Facebook page to announce events, or to announce upcoming maintenance work ahead of time, and so on, but usually tenants are...

Lawsuit Alleges That Facebook Has Been Scanning Private Messages

05/19/2016, With so many people using Facebook as a social media platform, chances are on more than one occasion, you’ve probably used Facebook Messenger to chat with your friends as well. During your chats, you’ve probably shared your thoughts, photos, and links...

NTT Docomo Launches Phones That Lets The Government Track You

05/19/2016, It goes without saying that privacy is valued differently around the world. This isn’t to say that some countries don’t care about privacy, but what they consider to be an invasion of their privacy might be different from another country. That being...

The FBI May Or May Not Have Wiretapped An Amazon Echo

05/12/2016, The always-on feature on devices like the Amazon Echo makes it infinitely more useful. After all what’s the point of issuing voice commands when one has to manually enable it first, right? However at the same time it makes it infinitely more dangerous...

British Intelligence Wants You To Stop Resetting Your Password

05/05/2016, It is somewhat common knowledge that every now and then you should reset/change your password. The idea behind it is pretty obvious, which is that by having a password that you’re constantly changing, hackers will have a hard time trying to figure it...

Facebook Messenger Could Be Getting Self-Destructing Messages

05/02/2016, Is there a message you’d like to send to your friend but you don’t want it to stick around in the chat history? For example it could be your phone number, address, or other personal information that you would prefer if other people did not see. If you...

DOJ Withdraws Request For Apple To Unlock iPhone In New York

04/24/2016, A couple of months ago, Apple was hit with unlock requests to not only unlock the iPhone belonging to the dead San Bernardino terrorist, but they were also hit with a separate request in New York to unlock the iPhone belonging to a suspect in a drug case....

Apparently China Wants The Data From Your Drones

04/21/2016, There’s a reason why some people are so antsy when they see drones fly over them. It is because with an attached camera, it is possible that they might be recorded. The drone pilot might simply be passing over them, but since it is impossible to tell...

US Senator Challenges Oculus Rift’s Data Sharing Policies

04/12/2016, Recently it has been discovered that the privacy policy for the Oculus Rift contains some pretty disturbing things, in the sense that it sounds like the company behind the headset has openly stated that the information and data collected while you are...

Some Apple Employees Might Quit If Ordered To Unlock The iPhone

03/17/2016, Right now Apple is doing all they can, with the help of others, to resist a court order that orders them to unlock the iPhone belonging to a terrorist. The fear here is that if they lose the case, it will set a dangerous precedent in which who’s to say...

President Obama Speaks Up On Encryption Debate

03/11/2016, Encryption is currently a very hot topic, what with Apple trying to fend off the FBI and the courts from ordering them to unlock an iPhone belonging to a terrorist. The basic idea is that regardless of whose phone it is, unlocking the device or creating a...

iOS 9.3 Lets Employees Know If Their Phone Is Being Monitored

03/03/2016, It was recently spotted in the latest iOS 9.3 beta that employers could lock the homescreens of their company-issued iOS devices. This would prevent employees from downloading, deleting, or moving apps around. Now if you feel that this feature might be a...