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Lawsuit Alleges That Bose Headphones Can Spy On Its Users

04/19/2017, We have heard about how hackers could potentially hijack the cameras and microphones on our smart TVs, home CCTV cameras, or on our laptops and use our own devices to spy on us, but have you ever considered that your headphones could also potentially be...

Ad Blockers Could Make It Easier For Advertisers To Track You

04/16/2017, Ad blockers are great if all you’re looking to do is reduce website loading times and to cut out annoying ads from websites. However if you’re using ad blockers hoping that it will protect your privacy and from being tracked by advertisers, it might...

Researchers Working To Get AI To Cooperate On Surveillance

04/12/2017, We’re sure you’ve seen in the movies where upon locking in onto the face of a subject, they can be tracked through an entire city as various cameras placed around the city can somehow be on the lookout for that person and keep them in view. In real...

Company In Sweden Embeds Microchips Into Its Employees

04/05/2017, Embedding chips under your skin isn’t new and we’ve seen it done for medical purposes, or on animals for tracking, studying, and scientific purposes, however over in Sweden a startup by the name of Epicenter has started to embed microchips into its...

US ISPs Reassure That They Will Not Sell Your Browsing Data

04/01/2017, Several days ago, the House of Representatives in the US passed a resolution in which it overturned an FCC rule during the Obama administration that protected customers’ privacy, where if a US internet service provider (ISP) wanted to sell a...

Hushme Is A Gadget That Keeps Your Real-Life Conversations Private

03/16/2017, You’ve seen movies and TV shows where a spy or someone who doesn’t want to be overheard can deploy some kind of gadget. It seems that fiction is about to become reality, thanks to a device called Hushme which is a voice mask designed for mobile...

Google’s Allo Can Reveal Your Search History To Your Friends

03/15/2017, The things we search for sometimes can be a bit embarrassing, especially if they might be medical related that we don’t want others to know about. Thankfully for the most part, our searches are pretty private, but that’s a memo that Google’s Allo...

Apple Hires Jailbreak Expert To Improve iPhone’s Security

03/14/2017, As you might have heard, a recent Wikileaks report has revealed that for years, the CIA has kept a list of security vulnerabilities and exploits that were related to smartphones across multiple platforms, Apple’s iOS included. Now Apple claims to have...

Germany Bans Children’s Doll Over Privacy Concerns

02/20/2017, Back in the day the toys we would play with as kids were all pretty much offline. We had dolls, action figures, board games, playsets, and so on, and all of them did not require an internet connection to play with. These days things are different as toys...

US Border Agents Could Soon Start Asking For Social Media Passwords

02/08/2017, Last year it was reported that visitors coming into the US might have to provide border agents with their social media information. The general idea is that they want to see what kind of things you’ve been posting, and whether or not you might pose a...

Vizio Settles With The FTC Over TV Tracking Issues

02/08/2017, When you’re watching your TV shows, when you flip channels, and so on, those are important pieces of data that companies can use to identify your watching habits, which in turn allows marketers to create ads that can target you better. Obviously this...