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Your ‘Peace Sign’ Selfies Could Lead To Identity Theft

01/11/2017, You know those peace signs that people love to flash when taking selfies or taking photos? Turns out it probably isn’t a good idea to do so because it seems that thanks to the improvement in camera quality these days, a simple peace sign is more than...

Google Fixes Pixel Camera Security Flaw

01/02/2017, If you have been using the Google Pixel phones, you might not have been aware but there has been a recently discovered security and privacy flaw. Basically the front-facing camera on the phone has a serial number that is different for every device, which...

Lie-Detecting Kiosks Could Be Deployed At Airports In The Future

12/29/2016, When you visit a foreign country, typically what happens at immigration is that they’ll ask you for your purpose of visit, whether it be for business or pleasure, whether or not you’ve been arrested before, whether or not your bags contain illegal...

Police Seeking Access To Amazon Echo Data In Murder Case

12/27/2016, The Amazon Echo is a device that listens out for voice commands from its users, which means that it is essentially a treasure trove of information that we reckon all kinds of people or organizations could exploit, whether it be for snooping or for...

Facebook Improves Privacy For Its ‘Nearby Friends’ Feature

12/23/2016, Facebook has this feature called “Nearby Friends”, which if you have enabled will allow your friends to see if they are near you, and vice versa. In fact it is almost downright creepy because it would even pinpoint where exactly they are on the map....

US Immigration Will Now Ask Visitors For Social Media Information

12/22/2016, Our social media posts can sometimes say a lot about who we are. It can reveal our preferences for food, for clothing, our political leanings, religion, and more. Essentially it can be a treasure trove of information about a person, and sometimes more...

Thief Steals Phone, Becomes Unwitting Star Of A Documentary

12/19/2016, When someone steals your smartphone, it’s not just the lost of property and the monetary loss that comes with having to replace it with a new one. It’s also the fact that the thief potentially has a pretty damn good look at your life, the places...

Evernote’s CEO Responds To Controversial New Privacy Policy

12/15/2016, By now you might have heard about a new controversial privacy policy that Evernote plans on introducing next year. Basically it says that to help with the progress of machine learning, sometimes employees are required to step in, which means that these...

Evernote’s New Privacy Policy Lets Employees Read Your Notes

12/14/2016, Evernote is a great place to store your notes, photos, and memos as it syncs in the cloud and basically applies it across multiple devices at the same time that has Evernote installed. So far the app has quite a few fans, but unfortunately the...

Twitter Blocks Law Enforcement’s Access To Monitoring Tool

12/12/2016, On social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, the use of #hashtags is to create searchable posts. For example hashtagging “#BlackLivesMatter” allows users to create a group of posts that share the same tag, making it easier for...

Facebook Halts WhatsApp Data Sharing In Europe

11/17/2016, Back in August, Facebook announced that WhatsApp will soon start to share their data with the social network. Users were given the option to opt out of this, and you might have seen this reminder being shared across your social network and in messages....

India To Buy Cellebrite’s iPhone Hacking Technology

11/04/2016, You might recall that earlier this year after a bit of back and forth between Apple and the US government, another company had to be brought into unlock the iPhone that Apple had refused to. The company in question is Israel-based company Cellebrite who...

Sweden Bans Camera Drone Flights

10/23/2016, Over in the US, as long as your drone is registered and you’re not flying over someone’s private property or restricted airspace, you should be legally within your rights to operate your device. However over in Sweden, a recent ruling could have...