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Foursquare to protect the location of your home

09/20/2011, One of the things that people love doing with Foursquare is checking in when they’re at home – most of the time it ensures that they’ll at least be a mayor in one location on the map. However, it’s not always a good idea to do so,...

RingShuffle: Say goodbye to stalkers

09/14/2011, How many times have you given out your number only to wish that you haven’t? It could be to a sales person at the mall, a guy/girl you’ve met at the bar while drunk, or a friend’s friend who later turned out to be weird. It could be any of those...

HTC explains reasons behind CIQ data collection

09/02/2011, The other day we reported that two HTC devices – the Sensation and EVO 3D – were reported to have a system app called CIQ which seems to be collecting data regarding the apps you use, how long you use it for, etc. At that time it was suspected...

Your HTC Sensation and EVO 3D may be watching your every move

09/01/2011, Worried about your privacy? If you are, perhaps you may want to hold off from updating your HTC Sensation and EVO 3D to the latest Gingerbread OTA. Why? It appears that a commonly used Sense system app called CIQ added a new feature in the OTA which...

Flickr Geofencing protects your privacy

08/31/2011, While geotagging your photographs is a great way for you to organize your photo collection and to let people know where you’ve been, it can also be a massive give away of your privacy. In case you’re not sure, geotagging is the act of tagging your...

Apple patent suggests privacy glasses

08/26/2011, Don’t you just hate it when you’re sending an email or text message on your phone, or just surfing the web, and the person sitting next to you can’t help but keep peering over your shoulder? Some of you guys out there may not care, but for others...

Facebook improves sharing and privacy options

08/23/2011, After receiving a lot of flak over its image recognition service for photo tagging and the recent competition from Google+, it looks like Facebook is making some changes to the way people can share their posts, photos, and tags. Users will soon be given...

Facebook wants to put an end to anonymity

08/16/2011, At  a presentation hosted by Marie Claire magazine about cyber-bullying and social media today, Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook’s creator), she stated that Facebook might be forcing everyone to use their real names on their...

LinkedIn May Use Your Photo In Social Advertising

08/11/2011, Facebook has been known to “go Rambo” on user privacy, but it seems that LinkedIn may just be following the same path. It seems that by default, accounts are setup to agree to this: “LinkedIn my use my name, photo in social...

Netflix and Facebook integration is a pipe dream

07/26/2011, Forget about Netflix and Facebook ever getting integrated – not in the US anyways, as the Video Privacy Protection Act that came to pass in 1988 prevents the disclosure of people’s video rental information, and companies who are daring and...