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Apple Issues Statement On Removal Of VPN Apps In China

07/31/2017, China’s censorship of the internet on their end of things is pretty well-known, which is why it doesn’t really surprise us that the local government isn’t a fan of technology that allows its residents to skirt around the censorship measures that...

Facebook’s COO Says Removing Encryption Would Help Terrorists

07/31/2017, Encryption can be seen as something of a double edged sword, where it keeps the bad guys out from snooping through out stuff, but at the same time it also keeps the good guys out from potentially uncovering key details and evidence in crimes and terrorist...

iRobot’s CEO Says They Will Not Sell Your Roomba’s Mapping Data

07/28/2017, Recently the makers of the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner have come under fire based on a quote that its company’s CEO made to Reuters, in which according to iRobot’s CEO Colin Angle, he seemed to suggest that the mapping data of your home collected by...

Facebook Acquires Startup To Crack Down On Pirated Videos

07/24/2017, We know that Facebook has some pretty huge video ambitions, but if there is one problem the company is facing, it is that many users tend to upload pirated videos onto its platform. This has sometimes resulted in entire movies being ripped and uploaded...

Roomba Is Hoping To Sell The Maps Of Your Home To The Highest Bidder

07/24/2017, When you watch a Roomba in action when it cleans a home, you might be impressed with how it can figure out when to stop, when to turn, and how it avoids objects and obstacles in its way. We have to admit that it looks pretty amazing in action, but did you...

Photos And Videos Sent In Telegram Can Now Self-Destruct

07/24/2017, For those who highly value their privacy, there are several messaging apps that they can choose from. Telegram is one of those apps, and thanks to a recent update it looks like the app just got a bit more robust in terms of protecting your privacy with a...

Mozilla’s Firefox Focus Has Hit 1 Million Downloads On Android

07/23/2017, Given how much data is being collected on us these days, it’s safe to say that privacy is considered to be a pretty big deal to many. This is why ad blockers are increasingly popular, as well as other apps and extensions meant to curb the amount of data...

China’s Censors Can Apparently Delete Photos Mid-Transmission

07/18/2017, It is no secret that China is a very heavily censored country, where posts that criticize the government are taken down swiftly. It has also made doing business in the country challenging as foreign companies who might be used to operating with more...

Australia Wants Apple To Create An iPhone Backdoor

07/18/2017, Last year there was a big fuss over how the US law enforcement agencies were trying to get Apple to create a backdoor for their iPhones so that they can access encrypted information. Basically the backdoor was supposed to be for the “good guys” only,...

iOS 11 Will Make It More Obvious When Apps Access Your Location

06/27/2017, Privacy is a huge deal which is why for some users, they prefer keeping their location data off. However some apps do require location data in order to function properly, such as mapping apps, and if you’re a little paranoid about what apps could be...

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...