privacy News, Page 2 ▼

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...

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....