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Bing To Start Encrypting Search Traffic By Default

06/15/2015, While most of the time our searches tend to be rather innocuous in nature, sometimes you just don’t want people to know what you’re searching for, and if features like incognito mode weren’t enough, Microsoft might have the solution for you. The...

South Korea’s Smart Sheriff App Is A Mandatory Install For Kids

06/14/2015, Given that there are monitoring tools for the computer, it makes sense that there would be monitoring tools for smartphones as well, especially in today’s day and age where kids have access to mobile devices, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise...

US Navy Wants To Buy Your Software’s Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

06/14/2015, There are plenty of software engineers and hackers out there whose job is to search for a software’s security loopholes, flaws, and zero-day vulnerabilities to patch them before they are discovered and exploited by hackers. Google themselves have such...

Latest BBM Beta For iOS Introduces Private Chat Feature

06/12/2015, It seems that BlackBerry’s BBM messaging platform has been placing a lot of emphasis on privacy. According to the latest BBM Beta for iOS, it looks like the company has added a new feature in the form of Private Chat. As the name implies, this allows...

French Privacy Watchdog Wants Google To Delist Links Globally

06/12/2015, In a ruling made last year by the EU, Google was ordered to entertain “right to be forgotten” requests which basically scrubs links related to a person/organization from Google’s own search results. According to the recent numbers, Google has...

South Korea To Track Smartphones To Help Prevent An Outbreak

06/08/2015, South Korea is currently afflicted by the MERS virus which has to date claimed six lives. There are 87 who have been infected and there are about 2,300 people in the country who have since been quarantined. Whether or not these 2,300 people have the...

Study: Users Willing But Not Happy At Sharing Personal Data

06/04/2015, When we sign up for online services and apps, sometimes we need to provide it with personal data like our names, email addresses, phone numbers, credit card information, addresses, and so on. While these companies promise to protect your data, recent...

Apple Is Trying To Prevent RadioShack From Selling Your Data

05/19/2015, As you might have heard, RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy and are trying to sell off their assets. However it seems that part of the assets that they plan on selling off include customer data which is something many customers aren’t too happy about....

How To Delete Cookies (Major Browsers)

03/25/2015, Cookies are tiny bits of information stored by websites you visit in your PC so when next time you visit that website, they will know who you are and have your data arranged. This helps in many ways, like remembering your shopping cart and login...

Samsung Smart TV Privacy Policy Edited To Be Less Orwellian

02/10/2015, Samsung recently came under fire for its Smart TV privacy policy that many called Orwellian. As the news gathered steam Samsung tried to explain its end but the message just couldn’t go through. So today it has edited the privacy policy to better...

DEA Spies On Motorists Constantly

01/27/2015, Now this could be a particularly chilling thought – how do you like the idea of a government agency keeping constant tabs on you as you move around? It sure as heck sounds unnerving, to say the least, but we have received word that the United...

Kill Switch In Cars A Possibility In Europe

02/04/2014, How does a remote kill switch for your car sound to you? Pretty good actually when you first think about it – should someone make an attempt to steal your ride, you can just shut off the engine, locate your vehicle via GPS and retrieve it safe and...

Major Tech Companies Call For NSA Reforms

12/09/2013, There has been a lot of concern lately over our government spying on us and considering the amount of technology that we own these days, not to mention how much of it is online, it would also seem like this would be too easy for anyone to listen if they...